The countdown has begun for the American Distilling Institute’s annual conference, which is heading to sunny San Diego, a perfect spot for the ever-growing event.  California craft distilling community is one of the largest in the country and San Diego boasts more than 100 breweries, bringing in an economic impact of $600 million dollars last year and more than 10 distilleries nearby. Myself and David Richter, West Coast Division Manager, will be in attendance so if you’re there please stop by our table to say hello.

The agenda looks delightful and there are a number of hands-on classes, presentations as well as tours of some of the local distilleries. Come check out the Briess line of ingredients. Our made-in-the-U.S.A. distillers and handcrafted specialty malts, malt extracts, pregelatinized flakes, high yield flours and raw grains are fresh, high quality, consistent and the perfect match for authentic American whiskeys and all the spirits in your portfolio. Consult our staff for technical assistance and to discuss your unique needs, formulating or distilling challenges.


This year the ADI Conference Breakout Sessions feature:

  • Keynote Speaker – Yussef Cherney, COO, Ballast Point
  • State of the Industry – Michael Kinslick, CEO , Coppersea Distilling
  • Succeeding at Retail
  • Business Partnerships: Avoiding Pitfalls – Real Life Examples
  • Craft Packaging Trends
  • Marketing Your Drinks Brand: The Do’s and Don’ts
  • History of American Brandy
  • The Mystics of Tonic Making
  • The Role of Earth Science in Historical Whiskey Production

Get the Complete list of breakout sessions at the ADI Conference & Expo Website

ADI Workshops Include (additional fees may apply):

  • Whiskey Workshop at Old Harbor Distiller
  • OSHA Workshop
  • Fermentation Workshop
  • Gin Workshop
  • Rye
  • Vodka
  • Blendng

Get the complete list of Workshops at the ADI Conference & Expo Website