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Live Video Stream of Brew Talks Southeast Tour Announced is pleased to announce live video streaming of its Brew Talks Southeast Tour, a FREE traveling meetup series for craft beer industry professionals sponsored by Crown Beverage Packaging and VicinityBrew.

The first stop during the week-long tour which will take place on Monday, February 24 at SweetWater Brewing in Atlanta. The live broadcast will take begin at 5:30 P.M. EST and can be accessed by visiting

Brew Talks — a free, educational and networking series that aims to provide craft brewers with access to valuable insight into the branding, marketing and distribution of craft beer — will make stops at three Southeast breweries during the week-long tour. Each stop on the tour will feature panel discussions with well-known craft beer industry professionals. Notable participants include:


  • Freddy Bensch, Founder, SweetWater Brewing
  • Dave Guender, VP of Sales, SweetWater Brewing
  • Russell Faar, Owner, Greenco Beverage Company
  • Wes Anderson, Brand Manager, Savannah Distributing
  • Jason Ingram, East Regional Sales Manager, Left Hand Brewing


  • Sean Wilson, Founder, Fullsteam Brewery
  • Brad Johnston, Owner, Tryon Distributing
  • Jeff Mims, Chief Sales Officer, Mims Distributing Company


  • Steve Crandall, Founder, Devils Backbone
  • Hayes Humprhreys, COO, Devils Backbone
  • Sam Crickenberger, Director of Community Development, Rockbridge County

Two additional live broadcasts — taking place at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, North Carolina and Devils Backbone Brewing in Lexington, Virginia — will begin at 5:30 P.M EST on Wednesday, February 26 and Thursday February, 27 respectively.

To learn more about Brew Talks, please visit:



Launched in 2013, Brew Talks are designed to provide craft brewers, distributors and retailers the opportunity to come together in beer friendly locales and have in-depth discussions on the business side of craft beer.