Brew Talks GABF 2018: State of the Industry


Brew Talks GABF 2018 was hosted on Friday, September 21, at Herman's Hideaway in Denver, Colorado.

Panelists:

Sam Calagione, co-founder and CEO, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Donn Bichsel Jr., chief commercial officer, Revolution Brewing
Matt Fraser, president and chief operating officer, CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective

Calagione, Fraser and Bichsel discuss the state of the brewing industry in 2018, including how success will be defined for beer companies moving forward, the growth of taproom sales and SKU rationalization in the middle tier. They also share their thoughts on the Brewers Association’s independence seal, the effect of private equity in breweries, and if wine, spirits and cannabis present threats to the beer industry.

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