Brewbound will travel to Austin, TX next Tuesday, Oct. 21 to host Brew Talks, an educational and networking meetup for beer industry professionals.
The event, which will be hosted at the offices of popular entertainment website The Chive, will feature two unique conversations on beverage entrepreneurism and legislative issues impacting craft brewers.
Brewbound’s Dave Eisenberg will sit down with a trio of local industry members to discuss some of the specific issues Texas-based craft brewers are dealing with. Joining that discussion will be Jester King managing partner Ron Extract, Independence Brewing co-founder Amy Cartwright and Texas Craft Brewers Guild executive director, Charles Vallhonrat.
Throughout the conversation, the group will discuss Texas’ territorial distribution rights, the relationship between Texas brewers and distributors, and broader franchise law carve-outs for craft producers.
A second presentation on the lessons on an entrepreneur will feature Deep Eddy Vodka founder, Clayton Christopher. During his talk, Christopher will explain his journey and expound on the key decisions that lead to a startup’s success. Following his talk, Christopher will engage in moderated question-and-answer session with the audience and with Brewbound editor, Chris Furnari.
Brew Talks is designed to provide brewers, distributors and retailers with an intimate opportunity to network and learn the business of beer in craft-friendly locales. In addition to hosting conversations with beverage industry experts, which will begin at 6:00 P.M. local time, Brewbound will also be raising funds for The Chive’s non-profit organization, Chive Charities. 100 percent of the suggested contribution proceeds ($10 – $100) will be donated to Chive Charities.
About Brew Talks:
Launched in 2013, Brew Talks are 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. The events serve as an educational and networking opportunity for beer industry professionals and all events are broadcast globally via a free live stream. Brew Talks is sponsored by Owens-Illinois and Portland Kettle Works.