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Agenda

Get expert guidance on debt programs, equity options, how to prepare for investment, tax incentives, operation scaling and more!



Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Time Event Location
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Welcome Remarks & Craft Beer Export Overview
  • Peter Cook, President, The Brewery Business Network
Conference Hall
1:15 PM - 5:00 PM Explore Exporting
  • Tricia Stein, FundMatch Director, WUSATA      
Conference Hall
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Adjourn
Conference Hall
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Speaker/Sponsor Reception
Invitation only



Thursday, October 26, 2017


Time Event Location
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM Exhibitor Setup
Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
Continental Breakfast
Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome Remarks
- Peter Cook, President, The Brewery Business Network
Conference Hall
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Craft Beer Industry Overview
- Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association
Conference Hall
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM An Overview of Recent Craft Beer Deals
- Kyle Leingang, Associate, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.
Conference Hall
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Panel Discussion: Case Studies
A panel discussion on covering finance and investment case studies regarding larger breweries, micro-breweries, brewpubs, etc.
- Moderator: Dale Grogan, Managing Director, Charter Capital Partners
- Panelist: Eric Wallace, Founder, Left Hand Brewing
- Panelist: Scott Wise, Founder, Scotty's Brewhouse & Thr3e Wise Men Brewing
- Panelist: Brock Wagner, Founder, Saint Arnold's Brewing Company
Conference Hall
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break
Exhibit Hall
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Panel Discussion: Debt
A discussion on debt available, programs and approaches for loans for brewery start-up, acquisition, expansion, and construction.
- Moderator: Sean Dingeldein, Managing Director, Baker Tilly Capital LLC
- Scott Ebert, Chief Business Development and Financial Officer, 3 Floyds Holdings and Related Entities
- Panelist: Tommy Lavallee, Owner/Founder, Freak’N Brewing Company
- Panelist: Randall Behrens, Senior Loan Officer, Live Oak Bank
- Panelist: Jack McCraine, Firm Director-National Beverage, Baker Tilly Capital LLC
Conference Hall
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM ESOP's: An Overview and Case Study
- Rocky Fiore, COO & Managing Director, Prairie Capital Advisors
- Wynne Odell, CEO, Odell Brewing Company
Conference Hall
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch
Exhibit Hall
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Crafting the Pitch
- Kerby Meyers, Corporate Consultant, The Communications Refinery
Conference Hall
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM A Conversation Regarding M&A Trends and Strategies
A conversation on various M&A activity in the craft brewery world, including equity plays, craft-on-craft acquisitions, mergers, distribution plays, and "big beer" buying craft players.
- Marc Alcser, Shareholder/Chair of the Food & Beverage Practice Group, Stradling 
- James Mathis, Partner, Husch Blackwell
- Matt Fraser, CFO, Oskar Blues Brewery
- Craig Farlie, Managing Director, Farlie Turner
Conference Hall
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Dealmaker's Session & Networking Break
Conference sponsors will meet one-one-one with you to exchange information, talk about your operation's needs and introduce you to services that could help.
Learn more about the Dealmaker's Session here
Exhibit Hall
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Craft Beer Tasting Reception
If you're an established brewer, you can contribute three types of beer, up to three cases each, for our Craft Beer Tasting Reception.
Learn more about the Craft Beer Tasting Reception here
Exhibit Hall

Evening open for client dinners, brewery tours, hospitality suites, etc.

We are happy to advertise brewery tours for Denver-based brewers who would like to offer tours to conference attendees on the evenings of the . Brewers must have at least one representative registered for the conference in order to be eligible for this offer.



Friday, October 27, 2017


Time Event Location
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Desk Open
Exhibit Hall
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome Remarks
- Peter Cook, President, The Brewery Business Network
Conference Hall
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM The Coming Shakeout
- Mike Mitaro, President, Brewers Advisory Group
Conference Hall
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Increasing Your Brewery's Value
A conversation about operations, branding, positioning, exports, and more!
- Chris Farmand, Founder, Small Batch Standard
- Kary Shumway, Founder, Beer Business Finance
Conference Hall
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Panel Discussion: Due Diligence
- Moderator: Bethany Hatef, Associate, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
- Panelist: Pat Greer, Director of Supply Chain, First Key Consulting
- Panelist: Chris Messina, In-House Counsel, Brooklyn Brewery
- Panelist: Jeff Giametta, Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine
Conference Hall
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break
Exhibit Hall
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Panel Discussion: Preparing for a Transaction
- Moderator: Derek Groff, Director, Hein & Associates
- Panelist: Brian Kerester, Partner, Wood Warren & Co.
- Panelist: Robert "Chas" Runco, President, Runco Law
Conference Hall
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Trends in Equipment Finance & Valuation
Rick Wehner, Founder, Brewery Finance
Rick Daubenspeck, Managing Director, BDO

Conference Hall