Brewbound, a leading trade publication covering the beer industry, is announcing that Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has signed a two-year agreement to become the official beer of the Brew Talks meetup series.
Brew Talks events give brewers, distributors, and retailers who are already attending major industry gatherings an opportunity to come together and take part in honest conversations about the state of the beer industry.
As the exclusive brewery partner, Dogfish Head will serve attendees a selection of its brews, including Liquid Truth Serum IPA, and the company’s key executives will participate in the panel discussions.
“You learn something, regardless of the scale of who is talking,” said Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione. “You get to hear all of these different perspectives flow into each other. It is a really effective way of expanding your own perspective on the industry.
“We are at this really dynamic, tumultuous moment in craft beer and nobody wants to go through this moment in a funnel without widening their view and seeing what else is out there and learning from each other,” he added.
The first Brew Talks meetup will take place May 1, 2018, during the annual Craft Brewers Conference.
Beer industry professionals are invited to take part in three hours of top-level business discussion and networking, beginning at 4:00 P.M., at Nashville Underground (105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201).
Tickets are $25 for brewers, distributors and retailers and $199 for all other attendees. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild.
Official speaker and agenda announcements will be made in the coming weeks, but attendees can expect to hear thought-provoking dialogue on the evolution of the beer category as well as discussions on marketing, selling and retailing strategies for craft brewers.
“Our goal, as it has always been, is to address industry challenges and ask difficult questions about the category and how it is evolving,” said Brewbound editor Chris Furnari. “We are excited to have Dogfish Head’s support and looking forward to continuing to elevate the discourse within the industry.”
The Brew Talks series will also make stops in Austin, Texas, during the NBWA Next Generation Conference (August), and in Denver, Colorado, during the Great American Beer Festival (September). Official dates and venue selections will be announced in the coming months.
The 2018 Brew Talks meetups are also sponsored by OrchestratedBEER brewery management software. All other supplier and service companies interested in sponsoring Brew Talks should inquire about opportunities.
Published by BevNET.com Inc., Brewbound is a leading industry trade publication providing comprehensive information about the beer space, analysis of industry trends and in-depth interviews with industry leaders. In addition to providing daily news, Brewbound also gathers entrepreneurs and executives to exchange ideas, discuss the state of the industry and hear strategies for succeeding in the alcohol beverage segment via a series of nationwide meetups and multi-day business conferences.
About Brew Talks
Since hosting our first event in the basement of a Boston craft beer bar in 2013, the Brew Talks meetup series has developed into a multi-city tour in which beer industry professionals gather at well-known industry meetings to share business insights. The program is designed to provide members of the beer community with an opportunity to come together and have in-depth discussions on the business of beer.
The events are also broadcast globally via a free live stream. Brewbound has raised more than $43,000 for 23 non-profit organizations and connected with more than 2,600 beer industry professionals since 2014.
About Dogfish Head
Dogfish Head has proudly been focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since the day it opened as the smallest American craft brewery 22 years ago. Dogfish Head has grown into a top-20 craft brewery and has won numerous awards throughout the years including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year and the James Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. It is a 300+ coworker company based in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a beer-themed inn on the harbor and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a production brewery and distillery featuring a tasting room and food truck. Dogfish Head supports the Independent Craft Brewing Seal, the definitive icon for American craft breweries to identify themselves to be independently-owned and carries the torch of transparency, brewing innovation and the freedom of choice originally forged by brewing community pioneers. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 38 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2018. For more information, visit www.dogfish.com, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead.