After days of speculation, the Brewers Association announced the decision to forgo holding the 2020 edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America, as well as the World Beer Cup competition.
From the BA’s website, CraftBeer.com:
The Brewers Association has been following the situation around COVID-19 as it relates to the Craft Brewers ConferenceⓇ & BrewExpo AmericaⓇ and World Beer Cup™. We have been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, as well as state and local governments. We have also been actively following travel advisories and restrictions being placed on health care providers and hospitals and institutions in the U.S. and globally.
Developments over the past 24 hours have made hosting this year’s conference infeasible, and, after much thought and consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America and World Beer Cup. The Brewers Association will provide full refunds of conference registration and booth fees, sponsor payments, and World Beer Cup competition entries.
We are grateful to all of you who made plans to attend this year’s events. It is heartbreaking to miss the annual gathering of our craft brewing community, but the safety and health of attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and the craft brewing community at large are paramount to the Brewers Association.
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