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Brew Talks West Coast Tour Locations Announced

Left to right: Chris Furnari, Bill Butcher, John Bryant at Brew Talks in Washington D.C. (3/25/13)

Brewbound today announced the official dates, times and venues for its first annual Brew Talks West Coast Tour.

Brew Talks — a free, traveling educational meetup 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 four West Coast breweries during the week-long tour, which kicks off on July 23 at the Lost Abbey in San Marcos, Calif.

Brew Talks will also be held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, Calif. on July 24 and Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Ore. on July 27. A fourth stop is also scheduled for July 25 in Seattle, Wash. The official venue announcement will be made next week.

At each location, editor Chris Furnari will moderate discussions on the business of craft beer with well-known brewers and distributors. Official speaker announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

Launched in January, Brew Talks are 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. The free events serve as an educational and networking opportunity for beer industry professionals and all events are broadcast globally via a free live stream.

Brew Talks West Coast Tour Schedule:

Tuesday, July 23: The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif.

  • 5:00 PM – Welcome beers
  • 5:30 – 6:45 PM – Brew Talks

Wednesday, July 24: Golden Road Brewing, Los Angeles, Calif.

  • 5:00 PM – Welcome beers
  • 5:30 – 6:45 PM – Brew Talks

Thursday, July 25: Location TBD, Seattle, Wash.

  • 5:00 PM – Welcome beers
  • 5:30 – 6:45 PM – Brew Talks

Saturday, July 27: Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, Ore.

  • 3:00 PM – Welcome beers
  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM – Brew Talks

About Brew Talks:

The Brew Talks event series provides beer industry professionals with an intimate opportunity to network and discuss the business of craft in beer-friendly locales. Prior discussions have included the decision-making process behind brewery expansions, the challenges of earning local tap handles and the strategies for working more effectively with distributors. All Brew Talks events are broadcast globally via a free live stream for those unable to attend.

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