4419 West Montrose Ave.
The Business of Beer
Chicago Area Public Affairs Group
Thu, July 27, 2017 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Few manufacturing industries in Chicago and Illinois have grown in the last several years like the brewery business. Craft breweries, brewpubs, retail stores, and restaurants are at once competing and collaborating to tap into the thirst of casual drinkers and epicureans.
Join CAPAG for a lively evening hosted by Old Irving Brewing featuring a panel discussion with four of Chicago’s top brewmasters, followed by a tour and beer samples accompanied by delicious appetizers. We’ll gather in OIB’s dramatic beer hall for the show, tell, and taste.
You’ll learn why Chicago is attracting creative beverage entrepreneurs, the regulatory challenges to expansion, capital investment (those large silver kettles, pots, tanks, and pumps) supply chain management of the raw goods needed for craft excellence, and the quest for shelf space and broad distribution to stores, bars and restaurants.
Our panel of suds experts includes:
· Trevor Rose-Hamblin, head brewer, Old Irving Brewing
· Kevin Cary, founder, Begyle Brewing, and president, Illinois Craft Brewers Guild
· Pete Crowley, co-owner and brewmaster, Haymarket Pub and Brewery
· Gerrit Lewis, founder and brewer, Pipeworks Brewing Co.