Agenda Announced for Brew Talks CBC 2018

Brewbound’s first Brew Talks meetup of the year is less than one week away, and the official agenda has been released.

Presented by Dogfish Head, the Brew Talks meetup will feature two thought-provoking panel discussions on marketing and retailing strategies for craft brewers.

Taking place at Nashville Underground (105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201) between 4:00 and 7:30 PM CDT, Brew Talks will bring together brewers, distributors, retailers and other industry players for more than three hours of top-level business discussion and networking.

Tickets are almost SOLD OUT. Don’t miss your chance to engage with nearly 300 beer business professionals. Register today!

Here’s what’s on tap:

The evening’s first panel, starting at 4:30 PM CDT, will feature Dogfish Head vice president of marketing Neal Stewart, Boulevard vice president of marketing Natalie Gershon and Trillium Brewing co-founder Jean-Claude Tetreault.

Together, the group will explore marketing strategies aimed at expanding craft’s share of the beer market. Throughout the conversation, the trio will discuss the own-premise revolution, direct-to-consumer-engagement opportunities, as well as continued innovation and community-building strategies for established and emerging brands.

Then, at 5:45 PM CDT, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione will join Brooklyn Brewery vice president of sales and marketing Dave Duffy, Lowes Foods senior category manager Charles Slezak, and Dave Williams, the director of analytics for The BWC Company, in a discussion on the evolving retail environment for craft.

As the evening’s featured presenters, the group will discuss emerging trends, the pricing environment for craft and the challenges of growing sales in a competitive environment.


Tickets to Brew Talks are $25 for brewers, distributors and retailers, and $199 for all other attendees. $25 from every ticket will be donated to the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild.

Brew Talks CBC will give industry members who are already attending the Brewers Association’s annual conference an opportunity to come together and take part in honest conversations about the state of the beer industry.

As the exclusive brewery partner, Dogfish Head will serve a selection of its brews, including Liquid Truth Serum IPA. In addition to receiving two free drink tickets, attendees will be able to snack on various appetizers throughout the evening.

Brew Talks CBC 2018 is also presented by OrchestratedBEER.

Other sponsors include VicinityBrew, Thielmann, Athletic Event Supply, EPR Properties, Happy Cog, Ampco Pumps Company and PFE.

About Brewbound

Published by BevNET.com Inc., Brewbound is a leading industry trade publication providing comprehensive information about the beer space, analysis of industry trends and in-depth interviews with industry leaders. In addition to providing daily news, Brewbound also gathers entrepreneurs and executives to exchange ideas, discuss the state of the industry and hear strategies for succeeding in the alcohol beverage segment via a series of nationwide meetups and multi-day business conferences.

About Brew Talks

Since hosting our first event in the basement of a Boston craft beer bar in 2013, the Brew Talks meetup series has developed into a multi-city tour in which beer industry professionals gather at well-known industry meetings to share business insights. 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 beer.

The events are also broadcasted globally via a free live stream. Brewbound has raised more than $43,000 for 23 non-profit organizations and connected with more than 2,600 beer industry professionals since 2014.

About Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head has proudly been focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since the day it opened as the smallest American craft brewery 22 years ago. Dogfish Head has grown into a top-20 craft brewery and has won numerous awards throughout the years including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year and the James Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. It is a 300+ coworker company based in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a beer-themed inn on the harbor and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a production brewery and distillery featuring a tasting room and food truck. Dogfish Head supports the Independent Craft Brewing Seal, the definitive icon for American craft breweries to identify themselves to be independently-owned and carries the torch of transparency, brewing innovation and the freedom of choice originally forged by brewing community pioneers. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 38 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2018. For more information, visit www.dogfish.com, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead.