​​World Brewing Congress 2024 offers a variety of opportunities to exchange ideas and solve challenges with brewing experts, chemists, and exhibitors from around the world. Learn more about what's offered at this year's Congress!


Beverage Breaks

​Grab a beverage and strike up a conversation before heading to your next session or workshop.

Hospitality Suite

​Enjoy this laid-back and inviting atmosphere where you can relax, network, and recharge after a day of learning. The hospitality suite is a perfect place to strike up a conversation with other attendees over a beverage. You may even find yourself engaging in impromptu discussions with other experts in the brewing science community.​​

Saturday, August 17

Pre-Meeting Field Trips*

​​​Join local field trips before we kick off the 2024 World Brewing Congress. All new local field trips have been crafted to offer a fun, immersive Minneapolis experience. Stay tuned for field trip announcements!

*Pre-registration required.

​Opening Reception​​

​For the first time since 2016, join ASBC and Master Brewers in welcoming hundreds of brewing industry professionals to Minneapolis! Look forward to savoring a diverse selection of beers, light bites, and networking opportunities.

Sunday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 20

Poster Viewing Hours

Browse the latest brewing industry research in the form of posters, and don't miss out on your opportunity to meet and connect with poster authors during this dedicated time.

Exhibit Hall Open

Mingle with fellow attendees and browse exhibits showcasing brewing technology, ingredients, and innovation.

Happy Hour in Exhibit Hall

Enjoy beverages and light snacks while connecting with exhibitors showcasing new technology and ingredients innovating the brewing world. Ask questions, expand your knowledge, and forge valuable connections.​

Sunday, August 18

MN Beer Tasting Lunch*

Join us for a special beer pairing luncheon celebrating the diverse craft beer scene of Minnesota. Experience the rich tapestry of flavors from local breweries while connecting with fellow attendees and industry leaders. Don't miss this unique opportunity to indulge in the best of Minnesota's craft beer while forging meaningful connections.

*Pre-registration is required.​

Monday, August 19 & Tuesday, August 20

Networking Lunch​

Fuel your body and your mind during two networking luncheons. Savor a delicious meal and connect with attendees on your takeaways from the day so far. ​​

Tuesday, August 20

​Closing Party ​

Celebrate the culmination of the 2024 World Brewing Congress in Minneapolis with us at the Closing Party! Join us for great food, drinks, and networking as we bid farewell to the 2024 Congress. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate an unforgettable meeting!



WBC is hosted by the American Society of Brewing Chemists and Master Brewers Association of the Americas, with active participation by Brewery Convention of Japan, European Brewery Convention, and Institute of Brewing and Distilling