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October 24, 2016
Framingham, MA
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Massachusetts Alcohol Laws to be Discussed at Brew Talks New England


Brewbound will travel to Framingham, Mass. next Monday, October 24 to host its sixth and final Brew Talks meetup of 2016.

Taking place at the Jack’s Abby brewery (100 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA. 01702), the event will bring together New England brewers, distributors and other industry professionals for a night of open, honest discussion on the craft beer marketplace.

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The evening’s feature panel discussion will examine the current alcohol laws in Massachusetts and look at a variety of legislative issues, including franchise law reform, licensing clarification efforts, pay-to-play concerns and even marijuana legalization initiatives.

Panelists will include:

  • Rob Burns, Night Shift Brewing co-founder and Massachusetts Brewers Guild president
  • Bill Kelly Jr., Beer Distributors of Massachusetts president and former ABCC general counsel
  • John Connell, Boston-based alcohol attorney and owner of Connell Law Offices

In a second conversation, Jack’s Abby co-founders Sam and Jack Hendler will discuss their strategies for competing in an ultra-crowded craft segment and the company’s recently announced Springdale Barrel Room side project.

Beer business professionals are invited to join the New England meetup, being held at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall & Kitchen 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.

Brew Talks — gatherings designed to provide craft brewers, distributors and retailers the opportunity to come together and have in-depth discussions on the business of craft beer – will offer attendees an excellent opportunity to gain business lessons and network with other beverage entrepreneurs.

More than 100 guests are already registered to attend.

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In addition to conversations with industry experts, Brewbound will also be raising money for Framingham Downtown Renaissance, a nonprofit corporation committed to facilitating the development of Downtown Framingham. 100 percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to the organization.

Brew Talks New England is sponsored by Avery Dennison, Owens-Illinois, VicinityBrew, Markem-Imaje, Verrill Dana LLP, Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. and Econocorp Inc. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available — please contact John McKenna at 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 five meetups in 2016, Brewbound has raised more than $13,000 for local non-profit organizations. In 2015, Brewbound connected with more than 1,000 beer industry professionals and raised $10,000 for nine non-profits.