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Brew Talks to Discuss the Rapidly Evolving Beer Industry

Brewbound will host the next Brew Talks Virtual event on Thursday, July 15 from 3 p.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET on Brewbound.com.

Brew Talks, Brewbound's industry meetup, is presented by Dogfish Head. The free event series -- which usually occurs alongside the Craft Brewers Conference, the Great American Beer Festival and NBWA's Annual Convention -- has evolved into a virtual platform for brewers, distributors and retailers to engage in honest conversations about the state of the beer industry and how to best navigate the market.

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Brew Talks Speakers: Brewery Executives & Industry Experts

  • Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Sam Calagione

    Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

    Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Sam Calagione

    Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

    Sam Calagione is the founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware and Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He also owns the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, Delaware. Sam is a 2016 James Beard Award recipient was named one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business. The Wall Street Journal has called Sam "a Pioneer of bizarre brews."

  • Danelle Kosmal, VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Danelle Kosmal

    VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen

    Danelle Kosmal, VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Danelle Kosmal

    VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen

    As Vice President of Nielsen’s Beverage Alcohol Practice, Danelle leads industry thought leadership and best practice solutions to beer, wine, and spirits clients, industry groups, and the media. She is committed to leveraging Nielsen’s breadth of resources to provide an integrated and holistic understanding of consumer behavior and retail trends across beer, wine, and spirits. Danelle has 20+ years of marketing experience, and has been with Nielsen for 16 years. She has experience working across various clients in the food, beverage, and consumer goods industries, with the past 9 years focused on alcohol.  Prior to joining the Beverage Alcohol Practice, Danelle led Nielsen’s business at Molson Coors in Chicago. Danelle received her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and her BA in International Studies and Economics from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.

  • Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Bart Watson

    Chief Economist, Brewers Association

  • Jason Milburn, Director of Adult Beverage, The Kroger Co. - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Jason Milburn

    Director of Adult Beverage, The Kroger Co.

  • Celina Tio, Owner, The Belfry Lounge - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Celina Tio

    Owner, The Belfry Lounge

    Celina Tio, Owner, The Belfry Lounge - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Celina Tio

    Owner, The Belfry Lounge

    After working in restaurants throughout her teens and earning a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Drexel University, Tio started cooking at Philadelphia’s Ritz-Carlton hotel. Tio moved to Orlando. There she helped open three specialty restaurants for Walt Disney World: Spoodles, Citricos, and Palo. Tio truly made her mark during the following seven years heading the kitchen at Kansas City’s renowned American Restaurant. There she garnered both local and national accolades, including 2005 Chef Of The Year by Chef magazine and the James Beard Foundation’s 2007 Best Chef: Midwest. Chef Tio has gone to open Julian, and recently the Belfry and Collection Restaurant.

  • Melissa Myers, Owner, The Good Hop - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Melissa Myers

    Owner, The Good Hop

  • Michael Roper, Owner, The Hopleaf Bar - Brew Talks Virtual July 2021

    Michael Roper

    Owner, The Hopleaf Bar

Livestream: Thursday, July 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET

 

Please note: All times US Eastern Time

  • 3:00 PM
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    3:50 PM

    Panel 1: Hop Vax Summer: Analyzing the Beer Category’s Summer to Fall Trends

    This panel will discuss summer selling season trends, examine the growth of beyond beer offerings such as hard seltzers and ready-to-drink canned cocktails, zero in on the style trends that are working, and peer ahead to fall resets.
    • Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
      Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery -

      Sam Calagione

      Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

      Sam Calagione is the founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware and Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He also owns the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, Delaware. Sam is a 2016 James Beard Award recipient was named one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business. The Wall Street Journal has called Sam "a Pioneer of bizarre brews."

    • Danelle Kosmal, VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen
      Danelle Kosmal, VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen -

      Danelle Kosmal

      VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen

      As Vice President of Nielsen’s Beverage Alcohol Practice, Danelle leads industry thought leadership and best practice solutions to beer, wine, and spirits clients, industry groups, and the media. She is committed to leveraging Nielsen’s breadth of resources to provide an integrated and holistic understanding of consumer behavior and retail trends across beer, wine, and spirits. Danelle has 20+ years of marketing experience, and has been with Nielsen for 16 years. She has experience working across various clients in the food, beverage, and consumer goods industries, with the past 9 years focused on alcohol.  Prior to joining the Beverage Alcohol Practice, Danelle led Nielsen’s business at Molson Coors in Chicago. Danelle received her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and her BA in International Studies and Economics from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.

    • Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association
    • Jason Milburn, Director of Adult Beverage, The Kroger Co.
    • Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
    • Danelle Kosmal, VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen
    • Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association
    • Jason Milburn, Director of Adult Beverage, The Kroger Co.
  • 3:55 PM
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    4:45 PM

    Panel 2: Another Round: The Future of America’s Craft Beer Bars

    A panel discussion will explore the future of craft beer bars in the U.S. following the reopening of the on-premise channel and in the wake of the closing of Denver’s Falling Rock Tap House. The conversation will delve into how craft beer bar owners are adjusting to consumers’ changing palates and interests and how the pandemic affected them.
    • Celina Tio, Owner, The Belfry Lounge
      Celina Tio, Owner, The Belfry Lounge -

      Celina Tio

      Owner, The Belfry Lounge

      After working in restaurants throughout her teens and earning a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Drexel University, Tio started cooking at Philadelphia’s Ritz-Carlton hotel. Tio moved to Orlando. There she helped open three specialty restaurants for Walt Disney World: Spoodles, Citricos, and Palo. Tio truly made her mark during the following seven years heading the kitchen at Kansas City’s renowned American Restaurant. There she garnered both local and national accolades, including 2005 Chef Of The Year by Chef magazine and the James Beard Foundation’s 2007 Best Chef: Midwest. Chef Tio has gone to open Julian, and recently the Belfry and Collection Restaurant.

    • Melissa Myers, Owner, The Good Hop
    • Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
      Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery -

      Sam Calagione

      Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

      Sam Calagione is the founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware and Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He also owns the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, Delaware. Sam is a 2016 James Beard Award recipient was named one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business. The Wall Street Journal has called Sam "a Pioneer of bizarre brews."

    • Michael Roper, Owner, The Hopleaf Bar
    • Celina Tio, Owner, The Belfry Lounge
    • Melissa Myers, Owner, The Good Hop
    • Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
    • Michael Roper, Owner, The Hopleaf Bar

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