Bottles, Brews & Buds Conference – NEW! (In-person & Livestream Webcast)

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Aug 2, 2019

Registration: 7:00 AM / Program: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None



Accounting in the Wine, Beer & Cannabis Industries

Working in wine? Accounting for ale? Curious about cannabis? Let us help you craft your practice by demystifying the risks and rewards of these rapidly growing industries at this all-new conference! Customize your conference with three CPE tracks. Our nationally-renowned instructors will distill the latest updates into engaging sessions full of local flavor. Connect with other Northwest CPAs in your field. Register today and open your mind to bold new possibilities in accounting!

Can't make it to Seattle for the conference, but still curious about cannabis? A livestream webcast registration option is available for this "Buds" track and includes all general sessions (see below).

This joint conference is presented by the Alaska Society of CPAs, Idaho CPA Society, Oregon Society of CPAs, and Washington Society of CPAs.

Event Details:

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 – All functions held at Bellevue Courtyard Marriott Hotel

  • 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. – Pre-Conference Registration 
  • 4:30 - 5:20 p.m. Pre-Conference Bonus Session (1 credit)A Sustainable Future: Environmental Management Accounting
  • 5:20 - 7:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception

Friday, Aug. 2, 2019  All functions held at Meydenbauer Center

  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 7:00 - 7:50 a.m. Bonus Session (1 credit) – Niching into the Cannabis Industry: An Accountant's Preliminary Risk Assessment
  • 8:00 a.m. – Conference Convenes
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. – Luncheon
  • 5:00 p.m. – Conference Adjourns
  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. – Networking Reception: Includes an informal "Ask the Experts" session

Hotel Accommodations:

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Bellevue/Downtown
11010 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA

Room Block:
A sleeping room block is available for the nights of Thursday-Saturday, 8/01/19 - 8/03/19. Guest room rates are subject to availability. Hurry! Room block expires on July 1, 2019!

Designed For

CPAs and other financial professionals involved or interested in the cannabis, wine, brewing, and distilling industries.


Attendees will leave the conference with new insights and an increased understanding of the issues and challenges for accounting in the wine, brewing, and cannabis industries.

Major Subjects

General Sessions:
  • Regional Economic Update
  • Legal Liability Insurance and Licensing: The Fourth "B" ... Don't Get "Burned!"
  • IRS Case Study

Concurrent Sessions:
  • 1A – Federal Alcohol Excise Taxes: State of the Industry
  • 1B – The Highs of Taxation: Federal & State Cannabis Tax Update 

  • 2A Brewers Association Best Practices Manual: Cost of Goods Authoritative Guidance on Best Practices 
  • 2B  R & D Credits for Wineries 
  • 2C DOPE CFO: How the Cannabis Accountant Can Add Value to a Cannabis Company

  • 3A The Life of a Brewery, from Ideation to Opening, Expansion and Beyond
  • 3C Regulatory Compliance and Best Practices for the Cannabis Industry

  • 4A Craft Banking: Creative Options for Managing Grown and Navigating a Changing Financial Landscape
  • 4B – Winds of Change: Managing Cash Flow and Creating Contingency Plans for Small Wineries
  • 4C – Making Cents: Managing Cash Flow in the Cannabis Industry

Registration Details:

  • All registrations are being processed through the Washington Society of CPAs (WSCPA).

    • IN-PERSON Registration(clicking here will take you away from the OSCPA website to the WSCPA website)
      **Fee: $425 Member / $525 Nonmember 
    • WEBCAST Registration  (clicking here will take you away from the OSCPA website to the WSCPA website)
      – All general sessions and the "Buds" track are included in the webcast
      **Fees: $325 Member / $425 Nonmember
  • **OSCPA Members - use code "BBBOR" when checking out to get the WSCPA member rate (that's a $100 savings)!

If you would like to register for this event, please contact OSCPA at 800-255-1470, 503-641-7200, or email