Video: Deep Eddy Founder Shares Entrepreneurial Advice at Brew Talks Austin


What’s the best way to propel your brand forward without making mistakes that would otherwise sink a new company? If you’re Clayton Christopher, you hire knowledgeable talent. Christopher, the Austin-based founder of Sweet Leaf Tea and Deep Eddy Vodka, said he believes that’s what today’s most successful entrepreneurs are doing right, and he swears by it.

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Brew Talks: Legislative Efforts Made and Those to Come in Texas

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In 2013, Texas enacted a number of laws pertinent to the state’s beer industry that effectively eased certain regulations on how breweries and brewpubs of all different sizes do business. How exactly were the state’s beer manufacturers able to mobilize its advocacy effort? According to Charles Vallhonrat, executive director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, it was all about creating a unified front across the three tiers.

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Texas Legislative Briefing on Tap at Brew Talks Austin


During next week’s Brew Talks meetup, Brewbound’s Dave Eisenberg will sit down with a trio of local beer industry members to discuss some of the legislative issues impacting Texas’ craft brewers. Joining the discussion will be Jester King managing partner Ron Extract, Independence Brewing co-founder Amy Cartwright and Texas Craft Brewers Guild executive director, Charles Vallhonrat.

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Video: Story, Support are Keys to Successful Product Rollouts


Last week, Brewbound traveled to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. to ask brewers how difficult it has become to launch a new beer in today’s crowded landscape. Those responses are featured in our final video segment from the 2014 GABF, included above.

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Video: Brewers Discuss Market Segmentation at 2014 GABF


Last week, we traveled to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. to ask attendees how market segmentation was impacting the retail landscape. Many noted that growing interest in small local brands is making it tougher to compete while others were more optimistic about the potential growth of shelf space. Hear those responses in our latest video segment.

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Stone to Build $74 Million East Coast Brewery in Richmond, Virginia


The suspense is over. After months of speculation, Stone Brewing Co. has formally announced its intent to build a new brewery in Richmond, Va. Pending local approvals, the country’s tenth largest craft brewer said it will build an east coast brewing facility in Richmond’s Greater Fulton Community. The San Diego brewery has signed a formal letter of intent with the city and plans to invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, restaurant and retail store.

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Video: Brewers Discuss M&A Activity at 2014 GABF


There’s now a steady stream of private equity money flowing into craft — but will the floodgates open fully? How will the influx of investment capital impact the competitive landscape? We traveled to the 2014 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. to ask attendees for their thoughts.

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Video Coverage of Brew Talks Chicago is Now Available


We’re pleased to announce that video playback from this week’s Brew Talks Chicago meetup is now available for video playback. Included below — and also available on the Brewbound YouTube channel — are three entertaining discussions on the business of craft beer with notable Chicago-area beer industry professionals.

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Brew Talks Chicago: A Conversation With Tony Magee


Tony Magee, the thoughtful and outspoken founder of Lagunitas Brewing, sounded off on a variety of beer industry topics and trends during Tuesday’s Brew Talks meetup in Chicago. With the inner workings of his own second facility serving as the backdrop to the talk, Magee expounded on mergers and acquisitions, building second breweries, and other issues that have driven much of the national conversation surrounding craft beer of late.

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Branding Insights on Display at Brew Talks Chicago


Michael Kiser, a brand strategist who’s worked for companies as large as Anheuser-Busch InBev and as small as yet-to-launch craft startups, believes there’s a distinct difference between the craft of brewing a quality product and the task of running a brewery business. “You are not a brewer until you know how to sell a beer,” he said during Tuesday’s Brew Talks industry meetup.

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Beer-Focused Talk & Variety Show Debuts During GABF

Denver, CO – On October 1, the night before the start of the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival, longtime beer journalist, promoter and musician Marty Jones will debut his latest creation, The Brew Night Show.  What Jones calls “America’s first beer-focused talk and variety show,” the event takes place at 8 PM at the luxurious Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, in the famed May D&F Clocktower at 16th and Arapahoe streets on Denver’s 16th Street pedestrian mall. 

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Brew Hub Selects St. Louis for Next Brewery


Just days after Brew Hub officially opened the doors to its Lakeland, Fla. facility, the “partner brewing” venture today announced its next location: St. Louis, Mo. The company plans to begin construction on a $20 million, 200,000-barrel craft brewery in Chesterfield, Mo. later this year.

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