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June 9, 2016
Brooklyn, NY
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Initial Speakers Announced for Brewbound Session Brooklyn


Andy Thomas at the 2014 Brewbound Session in San Diego

Brewbound is pleased to announce its initial lineup of speakers for the 2016 Brewbound Session, taking place on June 9 at the Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn.

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.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Andy Thomas, CEO, Craft Brew Alliance
  • Christine Perich, CEO, New Belgium Brewing
  • Alan Newman, President, Alchemy & Science
  • 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

Additional speaker announcements and official program notes will be made in the coming weeks.

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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.