Brewbound is excited to announce its second slate of speakers for the upcoming Brew Talks meetup, scheduled for March 10 at Coronado Brewing’s brewery and tasting room in San Diego, Calif.
In the early days of craft, long before the renaissance took hold nationwide, breweries could capture consumer attention with a single flagship brand — think Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Sam Adams Boston Lager. Today, however, as the space continues to crowd, more and more businesses are forging new growth strategies, tapping into their creative wells to prosper in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
Today’s craft entrepreneurs are looking beyond their core lineups and exploring alternative growth strategies, choosing to expand via collaboration, joint ventures, bi-coastal expansions and new brand creation.
Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey, for instance, recently launched a third brand under the moniker, Hop Concept Brewing, which debuted last month. AleSmith owner Peter Zien announced a new joint venture with Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, the traveling brewer behind the Mikkeller brand. And even White Labs, which specializes in yeast and fermentation, has itself enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with craft brewers, launching new outposts in some of craft’s hottest pockets in the U.S. and abroad.
To talk about those strategies and growing creatively, Brewbound will be joined at Coronado next week by Port Brewing’s Tomme Arthur, Zien of AleSmith, and Neva Parker, head of laboratory operations at White Labs.
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. Beer industry professionals are invited to join the San Diego meetup, being held at Coronado’s San Diego brewery (located at 1205 Knoxville St.), at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 10. Panel discussions will begin promptly at 5:30 P.M. and guests are invited to network and enjoy a selection of Coronado offerings until 8:00 P.M.
In addition to hosting conversations with industry experts, Brewbound will also be raising money for a local support organization for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, called “Beer For Boobs.” 100 percent of the suggested admission proceeds ($10 – $100) will be donated.
Note: Registered attendees who donate to “Beer For Boobs” will receive a drink token redeemable for one FREE Coronado 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. In less than two years, we’ve hosted 19 meetups, in 15 U.S. cities, and connected with thousands of individuals from all tiers of the industry. The events are also broadcast globally via a free live stream.