In front of a packed house, with beer professionals as the judges, four craft breweries made their pitch. At stake — the chance to create a collaboration brew with Widmer Brothers Brewing. This first installment in Brewbound’s ‘Startup Brewery Challenge’ featured four Oregon-based craft beer companies. It was held during last month’s Brew Talks Portland… Read more »
When Brew Talks finished the long trip from Los Angeles up to the Pacific Northwest stops, in Seattle and Portland, we found two established craft beer cultures, albeit cultures with very different takes on the role craft should play as a civic institution. In Seattle, which is the subject of today’s Brew Talks video (above),… Read more »
As part of a weeklong tour of the West Coast, Brewbound visited four cities – San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, Ore. – to host our traveling business networking series, Brew Talks. At each stop, we moderated panel discussions with various craft beer industry professionals sought to better understand the respective local market.
When Brew Talks moved south from Seattle to Portland to wrap up the tour, many pounds heavier but much better educated, we continued to explore the contrast between the way the two hubs of Northwest brewing think about the meaning of the business for their civic identities. While Seattle brewers complained that the approach to… Read more »
When Brew Talks hit Los Angeles, the tone shifted from the talk held in San Diego the day before. Instead of a crowded market, the vision of branding under discussion at Golden Road Brewing (video for which can be seen above) focused on the apparent lack of a go-to craft beer brand in California’s largest… Read more »
The Brew Talks West Coast tour began Tuesday night just north of San Diego, which Chad Heath, the director of Southern California sales for Stone Brewing Co., calls “the Napa for beer.”