Mobile Navigation

June 11, 2015
Chicago, IL
Brewbound Session Chicago 2015
This is a past event. Registration is open for Brewbound Live Winter 2020.

Program – Chicago 2015

Agenda for Brewbound Session Chicago 2015

Last updated: June 5, 2015. Lineup subject to change.

6:00PM – 8:00PM Welcome Reception – Revolution Brewing (3340 N Kedzie Ave. Chicago, IL 60618)
7:45AM – 8:45AM Registration & Breakfast
8:45AM Welcoming Remarks – Chris Furnari, Editor, Brewbound
8:45AM – 9:15AM How Craft’s Long Tail is Changing the Beer Business – Scott Whitley, CEO, Tenth & Blake (MillerCoors)
9:15AM – 9:45AM The Latest Craft Insights – Dan Wandel, Principal, Beverage Alcohol Clients, IRI Worldwide
9:45AM – 10:15AM Panel: Portfolio Strategies for Craft Brewers – John Bryant, Co-Founder, No-Li Brewhouse; Mike Stevens, Co-Founder, Founders Brewing; Ben Savage, Chief Marketing Officer, Flying Dog Brewery
10:15AM – 10:45AM Networking Break
10:45AM – 11:15AM How Stories Build Brands – Michael Kiser, Brand Strategist, Founder, Good Beer Hunting
11:15AM – 11:45PM Panel: The Lowdown on Local – Alan Newman, President, Alchemy & Science; Josh Deth, Partner, Revolution Brewing; John Laffler, Founder, Off Color Brewing
11:45PM – 12:15PM Brewery Profile: Oskar Blues Brewing – Dale Katechis, Founder, Oskar Blues Brewing; Chad Melis, Marketing Director
12:15PM – 1:15PM Lunch & Networking
1:15PM – 2:15PM Startup Brewery Challenge 4
2:15PM – 2:40PM Lobbying For Change – Cary Greene, Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine
2:40PM – 3:10PM Small BREW Act, Fair BEER Act and Craft’s Legislative Landscape – Jim McGreevy, President & CEO, Beer Institute; Craig Purser, President & CEO, National Beer Wholesalers Association; Larry Bell, Founder, Bell’s Brewery
3:10PM – 3:40PM Networking Break
3:40PM – 4:10PM The Growing Consumer “App-etite” for Drizly – Cory Rellas, Chief Operating Officer, Drizly Inc.
4:10PM – 4:40PM The M&A Environment for Craft – Townsend Ziebold, Managing Partner, First Beverage Group
4:40PM – 5:10PM Exploring A-B InBev’s High End Portfolio – Andy Goeler, CEO of Craft, Anheuser-Busch InBev
5:10PM – 5:15PM Closing Remarks & Startup Brewery Challenge Winner Announcement
5:15PM – 7:30PM Happy Hour
8:00PM — 10:00PM ”Official-Unofficial” After Party — Complimentary beers for Brewbound Session attendees at the Goose Island Brewery taproom (transportation provided).
Brewbound Job Board

The leading job board for the beer industry. Featuring hundreds of jobs from leading breweries and associated companies.

Brewbound Marketplace Listing

The Brewbound Marketplace features listings for equipment, services, and more. Post a listing today.

Brewbound's Database of Breweries

Brewbound's database of breweries includes thousands of breweries from around the world.

Beer Events Calendar

A public calendar of events that are happening in the beer industry

View calendar | Post Event
Brewbound Live Winter 2020

Virtual ● Dec. 14+15, 2020

Register Now
BevNET Live Winter 2020

Virtual ● Dec. 7-9, 2020

Register Now

Brewbound Podcast

The Brewbound Podcast features interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes every Thursday.

Brewbound Job Board

A weekly live-streamed discussion series with beer industry leaders and watchers on the business adjustments being made during the COVID-19 crisis and the future of the industry.