National Honey Board Sweetens up Craft Brewers Conference

Posted by National Honey Board on May 16, 2016

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Recently the National Honey Board (NHB) exhibited at the annual Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia, talking to brewers about how to incorporate honey into a variety of ales, lagers, stouts and saisons. This year's conference was the biggest ever in terms of attendees, with more than 13,600 attending the three-day conference and exposition.

The NHB's booth was buzzing with brewers, each excited about our honey tasting. Visitors to our booth got to try four distinctly different varietals, including Florida Tupelo, Orange Blossom, Northwestern Meadowfoam and Buckwheat. Most brewers that stopped by for the tastings were surprised to find that there are more than 300 varieties of honey in the United States alone.

In addition to the tastings, we also talked to attendees about the technical science behind brewing with honey. Our recently completed brewing with honey research was handed out, and we collected more than 200 names of brewers that wanted us to send them further information and research as completed. The NHB also launched a fun new honey brewing t-shirt that was very popular at the event.

Once again, the Craft Brewers Conference proved beneficial in promoting honey to an audience of interested brewers ready to create new honey brews. We look forward to seeing what these attendees brew up!