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Brew Talks New England 2015

September 28, 2015

Norwood, MA

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Tonight: Castle Island Founder Shares Startup Story at Brew Talks


Way back in 2011, Brewbound met a pair of entrepreneurs who, at the time, were planning to open a small craft brewery in South Boston under the name Critical Mass Brewing.

More than four years later, the startup, now known as Castle Island Brewing, is finally on the verge of an official launch.

After rebranding, raising significant startup capital and hitting plenty of speed bumps along the way, founder Adam Romanow said he’s planning to open the doors to Castle Island later this year.

The extended timeline of getting the project off the ground has left Romanow with plenty of dos and don’ts. At tonight’s Brew Talks meetup, happening inside of the soon to open brewery, which is located at 31 Astor Ave. in Norwood, Romanow will share a myriad of entrepreneurial lessons.

During a 1-on-1 conversation with Brewbound editor Chris Furnari, Romanow will discuss his own journey and offer insight into how other early-stage entrepreneurs should think about their own craft brewery launches.

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A second panel discussion with Trillium Brewing founder Jean-Claude Tetreault, Notch Brewing founder Chris Lohring and Jack’s Abby co-founder Sam Hendler will also take place.

Brewers, distributors and retailers are invited to join the meetup at 5:00 P.M. Panel discussions will begin promptly at 5:30 P.M. and guests are invited to imbibe and socialize until 8:00 P.M.

Please Note: This is a private event for beer industry members and breweries-in-planning. Seating is EXTREMELY LIMITED. Brew Talks New England is free to attend, but donations are encouraged – 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to HLH research in memory of Jonathan Greenleaf, through The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Brew Talks — gatherings designed to provide industry professionals with engaging and thought-provoking discussions on the business of craft beer – will offer attendees an excellent opportunity to interact and network with other beverage entrepreneurs.

Brew Talks New England is sponsored by Owens-Illinois, PubKeg and VicinityBrew.

About Brew Talks:

Since hosting our first event in the basement of a craft beer bar in Boston in 2013, the meetup series has developed into a multi-city tour where beer industry professionals can come together inside of some of the country’s most recognizable craft breweries and share business insights with one another.

The Brew Talks program is designed to provide members of the beer community with an opportunity to come together and have in-depth discussions on the business of craft beer. The events are also broadcast globally via a free live stream. 

Through its seven meetups this year, Brewbound has connected with more than 800 beer industry professionals and raised over $8,500 for local non-profit organizations.