June 11, 2015
Chicago, IL
Brewbound Session Chicago 2015
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Brewbound Session Chicago 2015

Brewbound Session Chicago 2015 will take place in Chicago, IL on Thursday, June 11th at Moonlight Studios.

Focused on the business side of craft brewing, the Brewbound Session events offer an unmatched strategic learning opportunity for craft brewers and wholesalers by combining the best in business information and networking. The Brewbound Session provides an excellent opportunity to learn marketing, investment, and distribution strategies, as well as hear case studies of successful brands in a highly collaborative atmosphere. 

Startup Brewery Challenge:

Startup brewery? Apply for a chance to get on stage in front of leading craft beer industry executives and experts. Pitch your business plan and sample one product on the Brewbound Session stage when you compete in our bi-annual Startup Brewery Challenge, sponsored by the Craft Brew Alliance.  -- Apply Now >>

Latest News from Brewbound Session Chicago 2015

Braxton Brewing Returns to Brewbound Session, Claims Startup Brewery Challenge 4 Victory

Braxton Brewing Returns to Brewbound Session, Claims Startup Brewery Challenge 4 Victory

When Braxton Brewing co-founder and CEO Jake Rouse first participated in the inaugural Startup Brewery Challenge — held during the 2013 Brewbound Session on December 5 in San Diego — his company was still in planning mode. But earlier this month, Rouse made his return to the Brewbound Session in Chicago with a much more seasoned pitch and a Braxton brand that had been commercially available for nine weeks.

Relive the 2015 Chicago Brewbound Session: Video Playback Now Available

Relive the 2015 Chicago Brewbound Session: Video Playback Now Available

It’s Throwback Thursday and we’re tossing it all the way back to last week, when we hosted nearly 200 beer industry professionals for a jam-packed day of learning and networking at Brewbound Session Chicago. Held on June 11 at the Moonlight Studios in Chicago, the 2015 Brewbound Session highlighted the growing challenges of scaling a brand in today’s ultra-competitive craft landscape.

Brewbound Session: The Art of Storytelling

Brewbound Session: The Art of Storytelling

Seven years ago, Michael Kiser became obsessed with beer. As a brand strategist who led large-scale innovation platforms for companies like Nike, Hewlett-Packard and Samsung, Kiser was incredibly drawn to how upstart craft brewers were presenting themselves when he first encountered their products.

Brewbound Session: First Beverage’s Outlook on Craft M&A (Video)

Brewbound Session: First Beverage’s Outlook on Craft M&A (Video)

The empire has sprung a leak. That was the first message First Beverage Group managing partner Townsend Ziebold had for a crowd of nearly 200 beer industry professionals at last week’s Brewbound Session business conference in Chicago. But the familiar narrative of a rapidly evolving beer landscape and the image of the “leaky bucket” served… Read more »