A trio of notable craft brewery founders and executives will join next week’s Brew Talks meetup, being hosted at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins on Tuesday, March 22.
New Belgium CEO Christine Perich, Left Hand Brewing co-founder Eric Wallace and Odell Brewing co-founder Wynne Odell will join Brewbound editor Chris Furnari to discuss top-of-mind industry issues, including merger & acquisition activity, pay-to-play and wholesaler consolidation, among other topics.
Beer business professionals are invited to join the Fort Collins meetup, being held inside of New Belgium’s “all staff room” (500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO. 80524) 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.
A second panel discussion featuring New Belgium’s Jenn Vervier, Upslope Brewing’s Dany Pages, and Fort Collins Brewery’s Taylor Krantz will look at eco-friendly brewing initiatives, triple bottom line business models and the challenges of scaling a sustainably-minded craft brewery.
Brewbound will also travel to New Belgium’s secondary production facility in Asheville, N.C. to host Brew Talks on August 24. More details on that event will be sharing in the coming months.
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 the Fort Collins chapter of Habitat for Humanity. 100 percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to the House that Beer Built II initiative.
Brew Talks Fort Collins is sponsored by Avery Dennison, Owens-Illinois, VicinityBrew, Markem-Imaje, Cascade Floors, Inc., and GoSpotCheck. 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.