Included below — and also available on the Brewbound YouTube channel – are three entertaining discussions on the business of craft beer. Held at the Lagunitas Brewery taproom in Chicago on Sept. 23, Brew Talks included conversations with:
- Tony Magee, the founder of Lagunitas Brewing
- Michael Kiser, a notable brand strategist & founder of Good Beer Hunting
- John Barley, the founder of Solemn Oath Brewing
- Wes Phillips, the director of business development at Windy City Distributing
Kiser and Barley kicked things off with an insightful discussion on branding and portfolio strategies for craft brewers. Afterwards, Phillips joined Brewbound editor Chris Furnari in a conversation about the craft beer scene in Chicagoland.
The evening also featured a special 1-on-1 interview with Magee, where the quotable Lagunitas founder expounded on a variety of industry issues, including mergers & acquisitions, style trends and the process of building secondary brewing facilities.
Prefer YouTube? Now you can watch every Brew Talks conversation on the Brewbound channel!