The beer industry has changed dramatically in just one year. Brewers, distributors and retailers continue to react to consumers’ demand for craft beer. Existing breweries are merging, setting up taprooms and, in some cases, selling to larger players. Distributors are diversifying ways to get beer to a rapidly changing retail market. Drawing on more than a dozen years of experience, National Beer Wholesalers Association Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs Paul Pisano will provide a long view of the American beer industry, examining where it has been and where it is headed. He will also help attendees understand the policy and regulatory history that shapes the growing craft marketplace. Pisano will present compelling data and insights to help beer writers better understand the policy, economic and demographic factors shaping winners and losers in the market today, as well as key industry issues to watch in 2018 and beyond.