Brewbound is pleased to announce that Brian Mulvaney, the senior vice president of Bank of America’s beverage finance group, will speak at the upcoming Brew Talks meetup. The event will take place at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles on Nov. 3.
Mulvaney, who is actively involved in financing the growth of many emerging craft brands, will share his outlook on the craft sector and explain investment strategies for breweries looking to expand.
Among other topics, Mulvaney will address the biggest challenges small companies face as they grow and offer solutions for scaling a small brewery operation with the help of bank financing. Additionally, Mulvaney will share Bank of America’s own lending criteria, explain what the company looks for when investing in craft breweries, and describe why a brewery would seek different forms of growth capital — including VC, institutional and strategic funding — during various periods of their business life cycle.
Brewers, distributors and retailers are invited to join the meetup, being held on the “side lawn” next to the Golden Road Pub at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday Nov. 3. Discussions will begin promptly at 5:30 P.M. and guests are invited to enjoy a selection of Golden Road beers, and network, until 8:00 P.M.
A conversation with Golden Road Brewing founder Meg Gill will also be featured.
Brew Talks — gatherings designed to provide industry professionals with engaging and thought-provoking discussions on the business of craft beer – will also offer attendees an excellent opportunity to interact and network with other beverage entrepreneurs.
In addition to conversations with Mulvaney and Gill, Brewbound will also be raising money for Heal the Bay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Santa Monica Bay, Southern California watersheds and coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. It is one of the largest nonprofit environmental organizations in Los Angeles County, with more than 15,000 members, and100 percent of registration proceeds will be donated to Heal the Bay.
Please Note: ONLY registered attendees who make a donation will receive a drink ticket redeemable for one FREE Golden Road beer. Donations will also be accepted at the door.
About Brew Talks:
Since hosting our first event in the basement of a craft beer bar in Boston in 2013, the 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 Brew Talks 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. The events are also broadcast globally via a free live stream.
Through its eight meetups this year, Brewbound has connected with more than 900 beer industry professionals and raised $9,700 for local non-profit organizations.