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We’re just 24 hours away from our sixth Brew Talks meetup of the year and we’ve got one final program announcement to make. Brewbound has invited three insanely knowledgeable industry professionals, all of whom are deeply connected with the craft scene throughout Michigan, to discuss the opportunities and challenges that craft brewers face as they look to grow their brands at the local level.
Brewbound is pleased to announce that Brew Talks – a traveling meetup for beer industry professionals – will make its next stop at Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Mich. on July 21. Local brewers, distributors and retailers are invited to join the Michigan meetup, being held inside of the brewery’s Centennial Room (235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503), at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday July 21.
Seven years ago, Michael Kiser became obsessed with beer. As a brand strategist who led large-scale innovation platforms for companies like Nike, Hewlett-Packard and Samsung, Kiser was incredibly drawn to how upstart craft brewers were presenting themselves when he first encountered their products.
Brewbound will travel to Grand Rapids, Mich. next Tuesday, July 21, to host Brewing Talks, an education and networking meetup for beer industry professionals. The event, which will be hosted inside of Founders Brewing Company’s Centennial Room, will feature a special 1-on-1 conversation with Founders co-founder and president, Dave Engbers.
When Braxton Brewing co-founder and CEO Jake Rouse first participated in the inaugural Startup Brewery Challenge — held during the 2013 Brewbound Session on December 5 in San Diego — his company was still in planning mode. But earlier this month, Rouse made his return to the Brewbound Session in Chicago with a much more seasoned pitch and a Braxton brand that had been commercially available for nine weeks.
It’s Throwback Thursday and we’re tossing it all the way back to last week, when we hosted nearly 200 beer industry professionals for a jam-packed day of learning and networking at Brewbound Session Chicago. Held on June 11 at the Moonlight Studios in Chicago, the 2015 Brewbound Session highlighted the growing challenges of scaling a brand in today’s ultra-competitive craft landscape.