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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Wins Inaugural Startup Brewery Challenge

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 »

Brew Talks Portland: Exploring Beervana

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 »

Brew Talks Seattle: A City Indifferent Toward Craft Beer

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 »

Brew Talks Los Angeles Examines Local Craft Market

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 »

Video: San Diego Brew Talks Explores Craft Branding

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. As... Read more »

Packed House Greets Brew Talks in San Diego

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.”

Live Video Stream of Brew Talks West Coast Tour Announced is pleased to announce live video streaming of its Brew Talks West Coast Tour, a FREE traveling meetup series for craft beer industry professionals. The first stop during the week-long tour which will take place on Tuesday, July 23 at The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, Calif. The live broadcast will take begin at 5:30... Read more »

Brew Talks West Coast Tour: Just a Few Seats Remain!

Registration for the Brew Talks West Coast Tour is almost closed. Only a few seats remain at stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, Oregon. If you are interested in attending Brew Talks, register now! Attendance is FREE but space is LIMITED! The traveling meetup, which kicks off Tuesday, July 23 at The... Read more »

Brew Talks Portland: Craft a Beer with Widmer Brothers Brewing today announced a unique opportunity for startup craft brewers to partner with one of the country’s largest craft beer companies. Presented by Craft Brew Alliance, the Startup Brewery Challenge offers new brewery owners the chance to brew with Widmer Brothers Brewing.

Brew Talks Travels to Two Beers Brewing in Seattle on July 25

As part of its week-long tour of the West Coast, Brewbound will travel to Two Beers Brewing in Seattle on Thursday, July 25 to host Brew Talks, a traveling meetup for craft beer entrepreneurs. The free educational and networking event series will feature two in-depth business discussions with Seattle-based craft beer industry professionals. The evening’s... Read more »

Brew Talks Travels to San Diego on July 23 today announced the first stop during a week-long West Coast tour for its Brew Talks event series, which will kick off on Tuesday, July 23 at The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, Calif. The free educational and networking meetup for craft beer industry professionals will feature two panel discussions with a number of San... Read more »

Brew Talks L.A. to Feature Brewery Business Face-Off

As part of its week-long tour of the West Coast, Brewbound will travel to the home of Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, July 24 to host Brew Talks, the free educational and networking series for craft beer industry professionals. Golden Road Brewing co-founder Meg Gill and The Bruery founder Patrick Rue will offer audience members a unique and entertaining chance to better understand how each brewery operates.

July 25: Seattle

Hosted by: Brew Talks Seattle featured one Q&A and one panel discussion: Craft Beer Distribution: Exploring the relationship between craft brewers and wholesalers 5:30pm – 6:00pm PST 8:30pm – 9:00pm EST Mike Gorman, VP of Craft and Import Beer, Columbia Distributing Promoting the Culture of Craft 6:00pm – 6:45pm PST 9:00pm – 9:45pm EST... Read more »

July 27: Portland

Hosted by:    Brew Talks Portland featured one panel discussion and the first-ever Startup Brewery Challenge  Startup Brewery Challenge Sponsored by Craft Brew Alliance 3:30pm – 4:00pm PST6:30pm – 7:00pm EST Presentations from brewers Kathy Tobin, GM, Mazama Brewing Jason Kahler, Co-Owner & Brewer, Solera Brewery Tom Sims, Owner & Brewer, Sasquatch Brewing Co David... Read more »

July 24: Los Angeles

Hosted by:    Brew Talks L.A. featured one panel and one debate-style discussion: Solving the L.A. Craft Market 5:30pm – 6:00pm PST8:30pm – 9:00pm EST Jace Milstead, Craft Brand Manager, Ace Beverage Co. Jeff Sapsford, GM, Sunset Beer Company Anne Conness, Partner, Simmzy’s & Tin Roof Bistro Brewery Business Face-off 6:00pm – 6:45pm PST9:00pm –... Read more »

July 23: San Diego

Hosted by:    Brew Talks San Diego featured two panel discussions: Overcoming the challenges of starting a brewery 5:30pm – 5:50pm PST 8:30pm – 8:50pm EST Jacob McKean, Founder, Modern Times Beer Jeff Bagby, Founder, Bagby Beer Company Shawn DeWitt, Co-Owner, Coronado Brewing Company Exploring the mature but growing San Diego craft beer market 5:50pm... Read more »

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Brew Talks West Coast Tour Locations Announced

Brewbound today announced the official dates, times and venues for its first annual Brew Talks West Coast Tour. Brew Talks — a free, traveling educational meetup series that aims to provide craft brewers with access to valuable insight into the branding, marketing and distribution of craft beer — will make stops at four West Coast... Read more »