Dr. Bill Sysak


Dr. Bill Sysak will be one of our Keynote speakers.

He will speak about the California Craft Beer movement and its impact on the way breweries are brewing beer and the styles that have been perfected in Cali and adopted by the world.

Dr. Bill is the Craft Beer Ambassador and Certified Cicerone at Stone Brewing Co. in Vista CA. Stone has played a crucial part in the evolution of the beer industry for the past 19 years.

Dave Adams


A San Diego native, Dave Adams is an outspoken champion for his hometown's craft beer community. He has become an industry insider and mentor to a new generation of craft beer fans. As Director of Beer Education and Certified Cicerone® at Green Flash, Dave leads educational beer events including tastings and food pairing in the brewery and beyond. Dave began working in the industry at Stone World Bistro and Gardens in 2006, immediately drawn in by the community spirit of the scene. As Beverage Coordinator at Churchill's Pub and Grille (2007 – 2011), Dave was instrumental in planning a diverse beer rotation and led countless beer pairing dinners. In 2009, he became a Certified Cicerone® Dave joined Green Flash in 2011 and embraces the brand's pioneering, beer-first philosophy. A resource for internal & external education, Dave is dedicated to ensuring that the craft beer scene remains approachable and entertaining.