The Brewbound crew will once again be hitting the road this summer, taking its Brew Talks traveling meetup series to the West Coast for a weeklong tour that will make stops in Portland, Ore., Los Angeles and San Diego.
Designed to provide beer industry professionals with an intimate opportunity to network and discuss the business of beer in craft-friendly locales, the Brew Talks West Coast Tour will offer attendees insight into the marketing, branding, investment and distribution strategies of the country’s most successful craft brands.
While previous Brew Talks events have been offered to brewing community members at no cost, this time around Brewbound has decided to partner with Safe Water International, a non-profit organization dedicated to sourcing clean drinking water in the world’s poorest rural areas. 100 percent of the suggested donation proceeds will be donated to SWI.
To help kick off the fundraising effort, Brewbound is donating $2,500 to support SWI in their mission of identifying clean drinking water solutions and promotion of local marketplace involvement in delivering those solutions.
The Brew Talks Tour will begin in Portland, Ore. on July 14. Additional stops in Los Angeles and San Diego are planned for July 16 and 17, respectively. Official venue locations will be announced in the coming days.
At each location, Brewbound editor Chris Furnari will moderate discussions on the business of craft beer with well-known brewers and distributors. Official speaker announcements will be made this month.
The Brew Talks West Coast Tour is sponsored by Owens-Illinois, the world’s leading glass container manufacturer.
About Brew Talks:
Launched in 2013, 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 events serve as an educational and networking opportunity for beer industry professionals and all events are broadcast globally via a free live stream.