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June 9, 2016
Brooklyn, NY
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Artisanal Brewing, ZX Ventures Added to June 9 Brewbound Session


Brewbound is pleased to announce new speakers and panelists who will be joining the June 9 Brewbound Session in Brooklyn for two discussions on the shifting beer landscapes both in the U.S. and abroad.

Victory Brewing co-founder Bill Covaleski, Southern Tier Brewing co-founder Phineas DeMink and Paul Barnett, the managing director of Ulysses Management, will join the full-day conference to discuss their new Artisanal Brewing Ventures (ABV) concept and the continued evolution of the U.S. craft landscape. Victory and Southern Tier are the two current brewery members of Artisanal Brewing Ventures, a private-equity backed holding company that was formally unveiled in February.


Also joining the conference are Jerome Pellaud, the vice president of global craft & specialties at Anheuser-Busch InBev and a key member of the company’s ZX Ventures incubator, and Jasper Cuppaidge, the founder of London’s Camden Town Brewery. Together the pair, along with a third, soon to be announced international brewer, will discuss the global appetite for craft beer and the unique characteristics of selling beer in foreign markets.

Brooklyn Brewery president Robin Ottaway has also been added to the day’s first panel, which already features Craft Brew Alliance CEO Andy Thomas, New Belgium CEO Christine Perich and Alchemy & Science president Alan Newman.

The Brewbound Session, a full-day business conference for beer industry professionals, will provide craft brewery owners with an opportunity to learn and network with hundreds of like-minded brewers, distributors, retailers and investors.

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The June program is jam-packed with presentations and panel discussions from the industry’s most knowledgeable entrepreneurs and executives. We’ve designed each conversation to help both established and emerging brewery owners better understand the rapidly evolving and incredibly crowded craft segment.

The goal, as always, is to have engaging and thought-provoking discussions about the business of beer, while simultaneously giving brewers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from and network with the industry’s best and brightest.

Previously announced speakers also include:

  • Danelle Kosmal, VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice, Nielsen
  • Bryant Goulding and Bob Bonder, Co-Founders, Rhinegeist Brewery
  • Chris Gallant, Co-Founder, The Bronx Brewery
  • Mark Rieth, Owner, Atwater Brewery
  • Jeremy Cowan, Owner, Shmaltz Brewing

Official program notes will be made in the coming days.

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As always, Brewbound Session will feature the Startup Brewery Challenge, a business pitch competition for new and emerging craft brewers, as well as focused discussion panels, sponsor exhibits and ample networking opportunities.

Early registration is available until May 13.


  • Standard Registration: $699 (save $200/person with early registration)
  • Brewery: 50,000+ barrels: $599 (save $100/person with early registration)
  • Brewery: 0 – 50,000 barrels: $399 (save $100/person with early registration)

About Brewbound Session

Focused on the business side of craft brewing, Brewbound Session events offer an unmatched strategic learning opportunity for craft brewers and wholesalers by combining the best in business information and networking. The one-day program features a hand-selected roster of industry experts and leaders who, through presentations and panel discussions, will touch on topics including investment, marketing, distributions strategies and more.

Panelists and presenters will help brewers weigh the impact of portfolio choices, branding elements like design and packaging decisions on brand building and shelf appeal, as well as long-term distribution strategies. Marketing, merchandising, and the overall state of the craft market are looked at as opportunities for brewers to improve revenue and profitability, and to build the capital structure that will allow them to weather any storm.

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