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06/11/2010 03:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Match Made in Heaven -- Boulder to Host World's first Beer Bloggers Conference

For a city with 10 breweries -- all with tasting rooms, and arguably the birthplace of the the microbrew craft industry, Boulder is the perfect spot for a new conference Nov. 5-7, the world's first Beer Bloggers Conference.

Now here's a conference I think I can enjoy covering because not only will it include sessions on social media, how the online media is covering the beer industry but, of course, it includes tasting beers.

The conference will be held at the Boulder Marriott, and information is online at www.BeerBloggersConference.org.

I'll come back and keep you posted when I learn more about this "tasty" conference idea, but in the meantime, here's what some people had to say in PR that just went out today.

"When I saw the announcement about the conference, I rushed to get my credit card out because I have a feeling this will fill up quickly," said Gerard Walen of Road Trips For Beer. "Boulder is one of my favorite cities to visit, and I'm looking forward to going back there and meeting some of the folks in person that I only know on the beer blogosphere."

Conference organizer Zephyr Adventures, a Montana-based adventure travel company, already co-organizes both the Wine Bloggers Conference and the International Food Bloggers Conference. "The Wine Bloggers Conference has provided increased credibility for wine bloggers, connected bloggers with the wine industry, and improved both the quality and quantity of wine blogging around the world", says Zephyr's owner Allan Wright. "We think the Beer Bloggers Conference will have a similar positive effect on the beer industry."

Boulder was chosen as the inaugural location for the conference because of its scenic beauty near the Rocky Mountains, its excellent transport with nearby Denver International Airport, and its 10 local breweries. The Boulder Beer Company and Oskar Blues Brewery have signed on as initial sponsors, in addition to Draft Magazine, the Colorado Brewers Guild, and the Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau.