Brew Talks Asheville is just three days away and already more than 100 brewers, distributors, retailers and suppliers are registered to attend the business-networking meetup, hosted by Brewbound and New Belgium Brewing on Thursday, August 25 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET.
Kicking off the event and joining Brewbound editor Chris Furnari for a wide-ranging discussion on the changing beer landscape will be New Belgium co-founder and executive chair, Kim Jordan.
Throughout the 1-on-1 conversation, Jordan and Furnari will explore the impact craft proliferation is having on the wholesale and retail tiers and discuss the types of decisions craft brewery entrepreneurs will face as they look to grow their brands.
A second panel discussion will feature Highland Brewing family owner Leah Wong Ashburn, Hi-Wire Brewing co-founder Adam Charnack and New Belgium Asheville GM Jay Richardson, who will discuss local trends, statewide legislative issues and life after two of the country’s largest craft breweries began producing beer in Asheville.
Beer business professionals are invited to join the Asheville meetup, being held inside of the brand New Belgium brewhouse (21 Craven Street Asheville, NC 28806) at 5:00 P.M. Panel discussions will begin promptly at 5:30 P.M. and guests are invite to imbibe and socialize until 8:00 P.M.
Brew Talks — gatherings designed to provide craft brewers, distributors and retailers the opportunity to come together and have in-depth discussions on the business side of craft beer – will offer attendees an excellent opportunity to gain business lessons and network with other beverage entrepreneurs.
In addition to conversations with industry experts, Brewbound will also be raising money for a pair of local non-profit organizations. 100 percent of ticket proceeds will be donated toward WNC Communities Brewers Grain Alliance and the Asheville Brewers Alliance.
Brew Talks Asheville is sponsored by Avery Dennison, Owens-Illinois, VicinityBrew, Cascade Floors, Inc., Keg ID and Siemens. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available — please contact John McKenna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-231-8825 to learn more.
About Brew Talks
Since hosting our first event in the basement of a craft beer bar in Boston in 2013, the Brew Talks meetup series has developed into a multi-city tour where beer industry professionals can come together inside of some of the country’s most recognizable craft breweries and share business insights with one another.
The program is designed to provide members of the beer community with an opportunity to come together and have in-depth discussions on the business of craft beer and the events are also broadcast globally via a free live stream. Through its nine meetups in 2015, Brewbound connected with more than 1,000 beer industry professionals and raised $10,000 for local non-profit organizations.