Brew Talks at CBC 2015

April 16, 2015
Portland, OR
Brew Talks CBC 2015
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Andy Goeler

Andy Goeler

CEO, Craft, Anheuser-Busch

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Andy Goeler

Andy Goeler

CEO, Craft, Anheuser-Busch

As CEO, craft, Andy Goeler oversees Anheuser-Busch's four craft breweries. Andy brings more than 30 years in the beer business at AB, holding multiple positions within the commercial team - including vice president of import, craft and specialty - and leading brands small and large with his broad experience in sales. Most recently, Andy held the role of CEO and president, Goose Island, where he led the successful national launch of Goose Island brands. Before the Goose Island partnership in 2011, Andy served on the board of the Craft Brew Alliance - owner of Kona Brewing Company, Redhook Brewery and Widmer Brothers Brewing - giving him great insights into the craft beer segment.
Garrett Wales

Garrett Wales

VP Pub Operations & Co-Founder, 10 Barrel Brewing

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Garrett Wales

Garrett Wales

VP Pub Operations & Co-Founder, 10 Barrel Brewing

Garrett graduated from Linfield College in 2006 with a BA in political science. Immediately after graduating, he began a career as a professional recruiter specializing in engineering and high-end manufacturing. He quickly realized his true passion for the craft beer and service industry and he set out to pursue that opportunity.
After opening and managing other restaurants and pubs, Garrett joined with Chris and Jeremy as an equal partner in 2007. Serving in his current role in the organization as head of restaurant development and operations, the Bend pub has been voted the Best Brewpub for four consecutive years, and the Boise Pub for two consecutive years; both have won every year since they've opened. Since their respective openings, both brewpubs have also experienced continuous double-digit growth.
Joe Bisacca

Joe Bisacca

CEO & Co-Founder, Elysian Brewing

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Joe Bisacca

Joe Bisacca

CEO & Co-Founder, Elysian Brewing

Originally from Connecticut, Joe Bisacca currently serves as the CEO for Elysian Brewing in Seattle, WA. After graduating from Gonzaga University in 1987 with degrees in Literature and Psychology, Joe moved back to New York and began a career in commercial banking. Disillusioned with banking and infatuated with his home brewing hobby, he shifted gears in 1995 when Joe co-founded Elysian Brewing with Dick Cantwell (Head Brewer) and Dave Buhler (VP) and opened their first restaurant and brewery in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood in 1996. Bisacca and his co-founders currently operate four restaurants - Elysian Capitol Hill, Elysian Tangletown, Elysian Fields, and Elysian Bar - and four breweries, including one production facility, all in Seattle.
John Hall

John Hall

Founder, Goose Island Beer Company

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John Hall

John Hall

Founder, Goose Island Beer Company

After two years of thinking, researching, and planning, Hall scrapped his 20-year career with Container Corporation and opened the original Goose Island Brewpub at 1800 North Clybourn Avenue, introducing the city of Chicago to distinctive craft beer. Goose Island Beer Co. is now one of the largest craft breweries in the Midwest. The company distributes its beers to all 50 states and the United Kingdom.
Mark Hegedus

Mark Hegedus

President, Blue Point Brewing Company

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Mark Hegedus

Mark Hegedus

President, Blue Point Brewing Company

As President of Blue Point Brewing in Patchogue, N.Y., Mark Hegedus leads the brewery?s operational and sales and marketing initiatives. A long-time marketing and sales executive, Hegedus previously developed local and national marketing strategies and programs for Goose Island. Prior to his two-year stint with Goose Island, Hegedus worked with Deschutes Brewery, where he was the director of sales and marketing, Red Bull North America, as an on-premise division manager, and Coors Brewing Company as a national accounts manager.