Brewbound will travel to Sacramento next Tuesday, July 15, to host Brew Talks, an educational and networking meetup for beer industry professionals.
The event, which will be hosted at Sudwerk Brewing Co., will feature two panel discussions on the business of craft beer. Brewbound editor Chris Furnari will sit down with Tom McCormick, the executive director of the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA), to discuss a raft of legislative issues facing California’s craft brewers.
During the discussion, McCormick and Furnari will provide an overview of the most important bills being heard during the current legislative session, which ends August 31. The pair will discuss the pros and cons of those bills and also look at additional policy issues that could significantly alter the way craft brewers currently operate.
A second discussion on portfolio management and strategies for improving craft brewer and wholesaler relationships will feature Mussetter Distributing’s, Jason Mussetter, as well as Sudwerk’s business development director, Ryan Fry.
While previous Brew Talks events have been offered to brewing community members at no cost, this time around Brewbound is partnering with Safe Water International, a non-profit organization dedicated to sourcing clean drinking water in the world’s poorest rural areas. 100 percent of the suggested donation proceeds will be donated to SWI.
To help kick off the fundraising effort, Brewbound is donating $2,500 to support SWI in their mission of identifying clean drinking water solutions and promotion of local marketplace involvement in delivering those solutions.
The Brew Talks West Coast Tour is sponsored by Owens-Illinois, Reyes Beverage Group and VicinityBrew.
Brew Talks Sacramento will be held in the Marzen Banquet Room at Sudwerk Brewery, located at 2001 2nd Street in Davis, Calif. Craft brewery owners, distributors and retailers are invited to arrive for a pre-event networking session, which begins at 5 P.M. PST. Brew Talks will begin at 5:30 P.M. and a variety of Sudwerk beers as well as appetizers will be available throughout the evening.
About Brew Talks:
Launched in 2013, Brew Talks are gatherings designed to provide craft brewers, distributors and retailers the opportunity to come together and have in-depth discussions on the business side of craft beer. The events serve as an educational and networking opportunity for beer industry professionals and all events are broadcast globally via a free live stream.