Each spring, educators from Michigan State University Extension  with support from Michigan State University AgBioResearch, and the Michigan Brewers Guild, host the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference to support the ingredients that supply the growing craft beverage industry. The conference location is rotated throughout the state, and typically spans the course of two days.  In additional to regional, national, and internationally renowned speakers, social events, tastings, and industry-related tours round out the agenda.  

The 2017 Conference will be held March 2-3 in Detroit, Michigan at the Westin Book Cadillac.

If you would like the opportunity to sponsor or to reserve a vendor space at the conference trade show, please visit our website:  www.events.anr.msu.edu/hopandbarley17

Comments and or suggestions can be made to anyone on the conference planning committee:

  • Ashley McFarland, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 906-439-5176 (Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center)
  • Erin Lizotte, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 231-946-1510 (Wexford County)
  • Rob Sirrine, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 231-256-9888 (Leelanau County)
  • Betsy Braid, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 517-884-7081 (ANR Event Services)   
  • Scott Graham, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 989-732-0569 (Michigan Brewers Guild)