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Startup Brewery Challenge 7: Meet the Players

Startup Brewery Challenge 7: Meet the Players

We’re less than 24 hours away from the 2016 Brewbound Session in San Diego, and it’s time to introduce our presenters and judges for Startup Brewery Challenge 7, our on-of-a-kind business pitch competition presented by Craft Brew Alliance. Six craft brewery entrepreneurs who have been on the market for two years or less will take the stage tomorrow to show off their business plans, sample one core product offering and receive immediate feedback from a panel of five expert judges.

Final Agenda Now Available for Brewbound Session San Diego

Final Agenda Now Available for Brewbound Session San Diego

We’re just 10 days away from the 2016 Winter Brewbound Session, happening on Thursday, Dec. 1 in San Diego, and the final agenda is now available for viewing. And, as always, we’ve saved one final surprise announcement for attendees. Joining next week’s full-day event will be Vann Russell, the founder of Arlington Capital Advisors.

Craft Beer Entrepreneurs: Pitch Your Brand in Startup Brewery Challenge 7

Craft Beer Entrepreneurs: Pitch Your Brand in Startup Brewery Challenge 7

Are you a new brewery owner? Do you want to win $5,000 and take an all-expenses-paid trip to Beervana? Interested in brewing a specialty batch of beer at the new Widmer Brothers innovation brewery? On Dec. 1, at the Brewbound Session conference in San Diego, six craft brewery entrepreneurs who have been on the market for two years or less will have an opportunity to participate in Brewbound’s one-of-a-kind business pitch competition — Startup Brewery Challenge 7, presented by Craft Brew Alliance.

Massachusetts Alcohol Laws to be Discussed at Brew Talks New England

Massachusetts Alcohol Laws to be Discussed at Brew Talks New England

Taking place at the Jack’s Abby brewery (100 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA. 01702), the Brew Talks event will bring together New England brewers, distributors and other industry professionals for a night of open, honest discussion on the craft beer marketplace. The evening’s feature panel discussion will examine the current alcohol laws in Massachusetts and look at a variety of legislative issues, including franchise law reform, licensing clarification efforts, pay-to-play concerns and even marijuana legalization initiatives.

Join 100-Plus Beer Industry Professionals at Brew Talks Asheville

Join 100-Plus Beer Industry Professionals at Brew Talks Asheville

Brew Talks Asheville is just three days away and already more than 100 brewers, distributors, retailers and suppliers are registered to attend the business-networking meetup, hosted by Brewbound and New Belgium Brewing on Thursday, August 25 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET. Kicking off the event and joining Brewbound editor Chris Furnari for a wide-ranging discussion on the changing beer landscape will be New Belgium co-founder and executive chair, Kim Jordan.

Preliminary Program Notes for Brewbound Session Brooklyn are Now Available

Preliminary Program Notes for Brewbound Session Brooklyn are Now Available

We’re about one month away from the 2016 Brewbound Session, happening on June 9 in Brooklyn, and we’re excited to share preliminary program notes with current attendees and those considering a trip to NYC. We’ve assembled a standout lineup of speakers and panelists for this summer’s conference — here’s what you can expect to hear next month.

Initial Speakers Announced for Brewbound Session Brooklyn

Initial Speakers Announced for Brewbound Session Brooklyn

Brewbound is pleased to announce its initial lineup of speakers for the 2016 Brewbound Session, taking place on June 9 at the Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn. The Brewbound Session, a full-day business conference for beer industry professionals, will provide craft brewery owners with an opportunity to learn and network with hundreds of like-minded brewers, distributors, retailers and investors.

Networking Opportunities Abound at Brewbound Session San Diego

Networking Opportunities Abound at Brewbound Session San Diego

Brewbound Session San Diego will take place this Thursday and, in addition to featuring a thought-provoking discussions with a stellar lineup of industry executives and entrepreneurs, we’ve also carved out plenty of time for attendees to enjoy some great beers and intimate conversations with one another. To kickstart the networking, registered Brewbound Session attendees are invited to join the official welcome reception, sponsored by Blue Horseshoe, taking place at the “Paradise Terrace” at Paradise Point on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6:00 PM.

Brewbound Session: Discussing Pabst’s Partnership Strategy with Eugene Kashper

Brewbound Session: Discussing Pabst’s Partnership Strategy with Eugene Kashper

Pabst Brewing is the country’s fifth largest beer maker, but unlike competitors Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors, Constellation and Heineken — all of which have made significant investments in the craft space — the company has yet to enter an otherwise frothy craft beer market teeming with eager sellers. But it’s not because the company lacks a desire to get serious about the segment. In fact, Pabst CEO and chairman Eugene Kashper has publicly acknowledged the fact that a true craft brand is a “big hole” in the company’s portfolio.

Brewbound Session: Exploring the Impact of a Growing Marijuana Economy on Alcohol

Brewbound Session: Exploring the Impact of a Growing Marijuana Economy on Alcohol

Tomorrow, voters in five states will decide whether to legalize sales of recreational marijuana. And on December 1, Vivien Azer, Cowen and Company’s managing director and senior research analyst specializing in the beverage, tobacco and cannabis sectors, will discuss how a growing marijuana economy could impact companies in the alcohol sector.

Initial Speakers Announced for Brewbound Session San Diego

Initial Speakers Announced for Brewbound Session San Diego

We’re less than two months away from our next Brewbound Session, and the team is excited announce its initial lineup of speakers for the December 1 event. The Brewbound Session, a full-day business conference for serious brewery professionals, will gather more than 200 attendees to discuss important industry issues and exchange ideas while learning strategies for success in the most competitive sector of the alcohol beverage category.

Artisanal Brewing, ZX Ventures Added to June 9 Brewbound Session

Artisanal Brewing, ZX Ventures Added to June 9 Brewbound Session

Victory Brewing co-founder Bill Covaleski, Southern Tier Brewing co-founder Phineas DeMink and Paul Barnett, the managing director of Ulysses Management, will join the Brewbound Session to discuss their new Artisanal Brewing Ventures concept and the continued evolution of the U.S. craft landscape. Also joining the conference are Jerome Pellaud, the vice president of global craft & specialties at Anheuser-Busch InBev and a key member of the company’s ZX Ventures incubator, Jasper Cuppaidge, the founder of London’s Camden Town Brewery and Brooklyn Brewery president Robin Ottaway.