Brewbound will host its next Brew Talks event on Monday, March 25 at Smith Commons in Washington D.C., the evening before thousands of craft brewers converge on the nation’s capital for the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference. Beer industry professional attending the Brewers Association’s annual show are invited to join Brewbound at Smith Commons, 1245 H St. NE, for a free networking and educational event which will begin at 6:30 P.M.
Launched in January, Brew Talks are gatherings designed to provide craft brewers, distributors and retailers the opportunity to come together and have in-depth discussions on the craft beer business.
In Washington D.C., Brewbound will take over an entire floor of Smith Commons, a premier craft beer and cocktail bar located in the Atlas Arts district. The event will feature a discussion involving two craft brewery owners: Bill Butcher, the founder of Port City Brewing and John Bryant, the co-founder of No-Li Brewhouse.
The talk, moderated by Brewbound.com editor Chris Furnari, will explore ways that U.S. craft brewers can differentiate their brands as the segment becomes increasingly crowded. Butcher (a former importer of fine wine) and Bryant (a former executive with Deschutes, Odell and Oskar Blues breweries) will bring many years of brewing and beverage alcohol experience to the discussion. Together, the pair will discuss the development, marketing and selling strategies behind successful craft beer brands.
The Brew Talks event series provides beer industry professionals with an intimate opportunity to network and discuss the business of craft in beer-friendly locales. Prior discussions have included the decision-making process behind brewery expansions and the challenges of earning local tap handles. All Brew Talks events are broadcast globally via a free live stream for those unable to attend. After the D.C. event, Brewbound will host another Brew Talks event at Quenchers Saloon in Chicago, on April 9.