Tonight, Brewbound will host its third ‘Brew Talks’ event at Smith Commons, a restaurant and bar located in Washington D.C.’s Atlas Arts District. FREE livestream of the event.
Launched in January, Brew Talks are FREE gatherings designed to provide craft brewers, distributors, and retailers the opportunity to enjoy in-depth discussions on the craft beer business.
In a panel discussion moderated by Brewbound.com editor Chris Furnari, two craft brewery owners will explore ways that U.S. brewers can differentiate their brands as the craft segment becomes increasingly crowded. Bill Butcher, the founder of Port City Brewing, and John Bryant, the co-founder of No-Li Brewhouse, will join Furnari in a thought-provoking discussion: what go-to-market strategies will be necessary to keep brands distinct in a marketplace that, during a decade of impressive growth for craft beer, has shifted from a scarcity of quality products to a surplus.
Butcher (a former importer of fine wine) and Bryant (a former executive with Deschutes, Odell and Oskar Blues breweries) will bring many years of brewing and beverage alcohol experience to the discussion. Together, the pair will also discuss the development, marketing and selling strategies behind successful craft beer brands.
Attendees of the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference are invited to join Brewbound at Smith Commons (1245 H St. NE) beginning at 6:30 P.M. for beers and networking. The discussion will start at 7 P.M. Those unable to physically attend are invited to tune into a FREE livestream of the event.
About Brew Talks:
The Brew Talks event series provides beer industry professionals with an intimate opportunity to network and discuss the business of craft in beer-friendly locales. Prior discussions have included the decision-making process behind brewery expansions and the challenges of earning local tap handles.