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Brew Talks to Discuss the Rapidly Evolving Beer Industry

Brewbound and Dogfish Head will host the next Brew Talks Virtual event on Thursday, May 13 at 3 p.m. ET on Brewbound.com. 

The first Brew Talks of 2021 will reconvene several panelists from its April 2020 discussion to gain perspective on how these businesses are faring one year later and what the path forward is for the industry. 

Brew Talks, Brewbound's industry meetup, is presented by Dogfish Head. The free event series give beer professionals an opportunity to engage in honest conversations about the state of the beer industry.

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Live Program: Thursday, May 13 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: The Road to Recovery: The Pandemic 1 Year Later

    • Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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      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."

    • Julie Verratti, co-founder, Denizens Brewing; Associate Administrator of Field Operations, U.S. Small Business Administration
    • John Lane, Co-Owner, Winking Lizard Tavern
    • Amy Gutierrez, Category Manager – Beer & DSO Beverage, BevMo!
      Amy Gutierrez, Category Manager – Beer & DSO Beverage, BevMo! -

      Amy Gutierrez

      Category Manager – Beer & DSO Beverage, BevMo!

      Amy Gutierrez, a native Northern Californian, started her Beverage career, with Southern Wine & Spirits. The last two years at SWS, she was the BevMo! Category Captain, where she helped open 19 stores. She joined BevMo! in 1997, in the same role and then transitioned to Assistant Buyer for Food and Hardlines. Amy has always had a passion for beer, and in 2003 was promoted to the Assistant Buyer for beer. Then four years later, was promoted to her current position as Category Manager for Beer. She is responsible for all beer buying in 161 stores, in three states.

    • Justin Kendall, Editor, Brewbound
      Justin Kendall, Editor, Brewbound -

      Justin Kendall

      Editor, Brewbound

      Justin Kendall provides daily coverage of the beer industry on Brewbound.com, conducts live-streamed interviews during Brewbound's events and co-produces the Brewbound podcast. Kendall is a 17-year career journalist who led alt-weekly newspapers in Kansas City, Missouri, and Des Moines, Iowa.

    • Jess Infante, Reporter, Brewbound
    • Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
    • Julie Verratti, co-founder, Denizens Brewing; Associate Administrator of Field Operations, U.S. Small Business Administration
    • John Lane, Co-Owner, Winking Lizard Tavern
    • Amy Gutierrez, Category Manager – Beer & DSO Beverage, BevMo!
    • Justin Kendall, Editor, Brewbound
    • Jess Infante, Reporter, Brewbound
  • 3:55 PM
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    4:45 PM

    Panel 2: Seltzers, Spirits & More: The Blurred Lines of the Beer Category

    • Dave Burwick, President & CEO, Boston Beer Company
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      Dave Burwick

      President & CEO, Boston Beer Company

      Mr. Burwick was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Beer in April 2018. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., a specialty coffee and tea company based in Emeryville, California, since December 2012. From April 2010 to December 2012, Mr. Burwick served as President, North America of WW International, Inc., formerly Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WW), a leading provider of weight management services based in New York City. Prior to that, Mr. Burwick held numerous positions with PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), headquartered in Purchase, New York, including Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Americas Beverages from August 2008 to August 2009; Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sales and R&D, PepsiCo International from April 2008 to July 2008; President, Pepsi-QTG Canada from January 2006 to March 2008; Chief Marketing Officer, Pepsi-Cola North America from June 2002 to December 2005; and various marketing roles from 1989 to 2002. Mr. Burwick has also served on Boston Beer’s Board of Directors since May 2005.

    • Katie Beal Brown, Founder & CEO, Lone River Beverage Company
    • Ed McBrien, Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Beer Distributors
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      Ed McBrien

      Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Beer Distributors

      Ed is Chief Operating Officer of Manhattan Beer Distributors, one of the largest beer and most respected distributors in the United States. Based in Bronx, NY, Manhattan Beer employs over 1,800 associates and delivers to more than 25,000 customers. Annual volume is over 45 million case-equivalents and revenue exceeds one billion dollars a year. In 2016, Manhattan Beer Distributors was named Wholesaler of the Year by Beverage Industry. Prior to joining Manhattan Beer, Ed was President of Sales and Distributor Operations for MillerCoors. Over the span of 21 years in the brewing industry, he held a number of different roles of increasing responsibility for the Coors Brewing Company, Molson Coors and MillerCoors. He began his career directly out of college with Procter and Gamble in sales. Ed graduated from Northwood University, where he was senior class valedictorian and academic athlete of the year. He is still actively involved with the university, sitting on the board of trustees and, in 2018, received Northwood’s highest honor, Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. Ed splits time between Manhattan and Hilton Head Island and is married (Ann) and together they have two adult children (Katie and Matt).

    • Justin Kendall, Editor, Brewbound
      Justin Kendall, Editor, Brewbound -

      Justin Kendall

      Editor, Brewbound

      Justin Kendall provides daily coverage of the beer industry on Brewbound.com, conducts live-streamed interviews during Brewbound's events and co-produces the Brewbound podcast. Kendall is a 17-year career journalist who led alt-weekly newspapers in Kansas City, Missouri, and Des Moines, Iowa.

    • Jess Infante, Reporter, Brewbound
    • Dave Burwick, President & CEO, Boston Beer Company
    • Katie Beal Brown, Founder & CEO, Lone River Beverage Company
    • Ed McBrien, Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Beer Distributors
    • Justin Kendall, Editor, Brewbound
    • Jess Infante, Reporter, Brewbound

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Brew Talks Virtual Panelists

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

    Sam Calagione

    Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

    Sam Calagione, Co-founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Brew Talks Virtual May 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."

  • John Lane, Co-Owner, Winking Lizard Tavern - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    John Lane

    Co-Owner, Winking Lizard Tavern

  • Julie Verratti, co-founder, Denizens Brewing; Associate Administrator of Field Operations, U.S. Small Business Administration - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Julie Verratti

    co-founder, Denizens Brewing; Associate Administrator of Field Operations, U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Dave Burwick, President & CEO, Boston Beer Company - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Dave Burwick

    President & CEO, Boston Beer Company

    Dave Burwick, President & CEO, Boston Beer Company - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Dave Burwick

    President & CEO, Boston Beer Company

    Mr. Burwick was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Beer in April 2018. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., a specialty coffee and tea company based in Emeryville, California, since December 2012. From April 2010 to December 2012, Mr. Burwick served as President, North America of WW International, Inc., formerly Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WW), a leading provider of weight management services based in New York City. Prior to that, Mr. Burwick held numerous positions with PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), headquartered in Purchase, New York, including Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Americas Beverages from August 2008 to August 2009; Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sales and R&D, PepsiCo International from April 2008 to July 2008; President, Pepsi-QTG Canada from January 2006 to March 2008; Chief Marketing Officer, Pepsi-Cola North America from June 2002 to December 2005; and various marketing roles from 1989 to 2002. Mr. Burwick has also served on Boston Beer’s Board of Directors since May 2005.

  • Katie Beal Brown, Founder & CEO, Lone River Beverage Company - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Katie Beal Brown

    Founder & CEO, Lone River Beverage Company

  • Ed McBrien, Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Beer Distributors - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Ed McBrien

    Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Beer Distributors

    Ed McBrien, Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Beer Distributors - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Ed McBrien

    Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Beer Distributors

    Ed is Chief Operating Officer of Manhattan Beer Distributors, one of the largest beer and most respected distributors in the United States. Based in Bronx, NY, Manhattan Beer employs over 1,800 associates and delivers to more than 25,000 customers. Annual volume is over 45 million case-equivalents and revenue exceeds one billion dollars a year. In 2016, Manhattan Beer Distributors was named Wholesaler of the Year by Beverage Industry. Prior to joining Manhattan Beer, Ed was President of Sales and Distributor Operations for MillerCoors. Over the span of 21 years in the brewing industry, he held a number of different roles of increasing responsibility for the Coors Brewing Company, Molson Coors and MillerCoors. He began his career directly out of college with Procter and Gamble in sales. Ed graduated from Northwood University, where he was senior class valedictorian and academic athlete of the year. He is still actively involved with the university, sitting on the board of trustees and, in 2018, received Northwood’s highest honor, Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. Ed splits time between Manhattan and Hilton Head Island and is married (Ann) and together they have two adult children (Katie and Matt).

  • Amy Gutierrez, Category Manager – Beer & DSO Beverage, BevMo! - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Amy Gutierrez

    Category Manager – Beer & DSO Beverage, BevMo!

    Amy Gutierrez, Category Manager – Beer & DSO Beverage, BevMo! - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Amy Gutierrez

    Category Manager – Beer & DSO Beverage, BevMo!

    Amy Gutierrez, a native Northern Californian, started her Beverage career, with Southern Wine & Spirits. The last two years at SWS, she was the BevMo! Category Captain, where she helped open 19 stores. She joined BevMo! in 1997, in the same role and then transitioned to Assistant Buyer for Food and Hardlines. Amy has always had a passion for beer, and in 2003 was promoted to the Assistant Buyer for beer. Then four years later, was promoted to her current position as Category Manager for Beer. She is responsible for all beer buying in 161 stores, in three states.

  • Justin Kendall, Editor, Brewbound - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Justin Kendall

    Editor, Brewbound

    Justin Kendall, Editor, Brewbound - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Justin Kendall

    Editor, Brewbound

    Justin Kendall provides daily coverage of the beer industry on Brewbound.com, conducts live-streamed interviews during Brewbound's events and co-produces the Brewbound podcast. Kendall is a 17-year career journalist who led alt-weekly newspapers in Kansas City, Missouri, and Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Jess Infante, Reporter, Brewbound - Brew Talks Virtual May 2021

    Jess Infante

    Reporter, Brewbound

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