The California Craft Brewers Pavilion To Be Featured At Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

ANAHIEM, CA JULY 23, 2014 - California produces more craft beer than any other state, brewing more than 2.4 million barrels and for the first time, The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo has partnered with The California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) to host The California Craft Brewers Pavilion offering an opportunity for attendees to taste a rich and diverse collection of beers from some of the finest California craft brewers. The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will bring together 450+ vendors and 8,000+ restaurant, foodservice and retail professionals to the Anaheim Convention Center, Sunday, August 17 through Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the CCBA to offer our attendees an unparalleled opportunity to taste test from some of California’s leading craft brewers and learn how to profit from this trend,” said Ron Mathews, Vice President, Foodservice Events Portfolio, Urban Expositions, producers of the Show. “The expo is the largest gathering in California for the restaurant industry and what better place to showcase this new pavilion. We encourage all industry professionals from throughout California to join us in Anaheim next month.”

“California is the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement and it continues to thrive, grow and give back,” said Tom McCormick, Executive Director at California Craft Brewers Association. “The CCBA is proud to showcase several talented craft brewers at the Western Foodservice Expo and educate the industry on the exciting opportunities to partner restaurant owners and operators.”

The California Craft Brewers Association members represent the rich and diverse collection of artisans and entrepreneurs that make up the family of California’s craft brewers, who took home 55 medals at the biennial World Beer Cup Competition …not just more than any other state, but any other nation. Participating brewers in the Pavilion include: Black Market Brewing Co., Cismontane Brewing Co., Drake's Brewing Co., Hangar 24 Brewery, Iron Fist Brewing Co., Karl Strauss, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Left Coast Brewing Co., Mother Earth Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., The Bruery and others. For the complete list of participants visit, www.westernfoodexpo.com.

In addition to the California Craft Brewers Association Pavilion, attendees at the Western Foodservice Expo will gain experience and knowledge on how to become more informed, more educated, more competitive, and more profitable in the industry at the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum. Other special features include the Roam Food Truck Academy, Food Trends Experience, Culinary Demonstration Theater, New Product Gallery, and many other special events and pavilions.

The 2014 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will be held Sunday, August 17 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Show is produced and managed by Urban Expositions, and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association www.calrest.org, or more information on exhibiting or attending visit the official Show website at www.thefoodshows.com.

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