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June 11, 2015
Chicago, IL
Brewbound Session Chicago 2015
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Brewbound Session: Craft’s Legislative Landscape, The Lowdown on Local and Free Livestream


We’re less than 24 hours away from Brewbound Session Summer ’15, being held on June 11 at Moonlight Studios in Chicago, and we’ve still got a few program notes to announce.

Craft’s Legislative Landscape:

As craft brewers across the country continue to push for legislative change at both the federal and state levels, Brewbound has convened the industry’s top legislatively minded executives to discuss beer’s current policy issues.

Beer Institute president Jim McGreevy, NBWA CEO Craig Purser and Bell’s Brewery founder Larry Bell will join Brewbound assistant editor Dave Eisenberg in a conversation that takes a look at two competing tax bills on Capitol Hill – the Small BREW Act and the FAIR BEER Act. The trio will also discuss other top-of-mind issues, including franchise reform, self-distribution privileges and more stringent FDA regulations for brewers.

Prior to the panel discussion, Cary Greene, a food and beverage attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine, will provide an overview of state-level lobbying initiatives and offer strategies for capturing the ear of state legislators.


Lowdown on Local

With thousands of craft brewers all claiming to be “small & local,” how do breweries capture the attention (and loyalty) of drinkers while balancing the urge to grow into new “non-local” markets? Join Alchemy & Science president Alan Newman, Off Color Brewing founder John Laffler and Revolution Brewing partner Josh Deth in a discussion on the growing importance of being “local.”

Live Stream:

Can’t make it to Chicago? Tune into our free live stream of the Brewbound Session, which kicks off at 8:45 a.m. Simply visit and catch the entire day of presentations and panel discussions.