Dates:  March 16-18, 2023
Location:  Portland, ME

Celebrating 10 Years is the theme for the Craft Maltsters Guild’s 6th Annual Craft Malt Conference this March 16-18 in Portland, Maine. 2023 will mark our organization’s tenth anniversary and we’re excited to get the craft malt community back together to celebrate. Expect tours, educational seminars, receptions, a trade show, and networking sessions all to take place at Holiday Inn By the Bay Hotel & Convention Center. This one-of-a-kind, malt-centric gathering, which has grown in attendance and media promotion annually, is the only conference of its kind offering workshops and seminars specifically focused on the research, topics, and best practices relevant to the craft malt supply chain. In 2023, both in-person and virtual registration options will be offered. We hope you can join us. Register now.

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Attendee Registration


In-Person Registration

  • Members*: $500
  • Non-Members: $700
  • Student: $300

Virtual Registration

  • Members*: $200
  • Non-Members: $300

*Guild members must be logged into Wild Apricot to receive discounted attendee pricing. If you have trouble logging into your Guild account please email [email protected].

Note: Virtual registration options include access to live-streamed, in-person educational seminars only. Educational seminars on Friday and Saturday will be broadcast live via Crowdcast for virtual attendees. Recordings of each session will be available shortly after the live session ends.

Students should email [email protected] to receive details on how to access the student registration rate.


Craft Maltsters Guild members enjoy heavily discounted early bird rates, as well as exclusive access to our Members Only educational webinar and video archive, and forums. Join or renew here to get the best deal on CMC 2023.

Conference Scholarship Program

In 2023, the Guild will offer scholarships for both in-person and virtual attendance to the Craft Malt Conference scheduled for March 16-18, 2023 in Portland, ME. This scholarship program is intended to provide educational opportunities to individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, and disabilities. Learn more here.

General Agenda

  • March 16 – Pre-Conference Tours and Welcome Reception
  • March 17 – Keynote, Education, Vendor Trade Show, Malt Cup Awards Ceremony & Reception Dinner
  • March 18 – Education, Vendor Trade Show, Closing Session

View the full schedule.

Host Hotel & Convention Center

Photo Credit: Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland, Maine

The Holiday Inn By the Bay will serve as the host hotel and convention center for the 2023 Craft Malt Conference. The Portland, Maine full-service hotel offers stunning waterfront and city views and is located within easy walking distance to the best of the Old Port’s shops, bars, and restaurants. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located a short distance from the Portland International Jetport. The hotel offers free shuttle transport to and from the PWM airport to the hotel for conference attendees.

Book your room reservations at the link below. Conference hotel rates are $139 per night for queen rooms and $164 per night for king rooms. Executive Edition rooms are $184 per night. The cut-off is February 13, 2023.


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Pre-Conference Tours



Soles of Malt Award


Sponsorship Opportunities


Questions about CMC 2023 can be directed to Jesse Bussard at [email protected]

Contact Emily Hutto at [email protected] with media inquiries about the Craft Maltsters Guild.