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Brewery In Planning Summit

Dec 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM to Dec 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, TX
Event Summary

The 2019 Brewery in Planning Summit is now 100% Sold Out. We look forward to seeing registrants in Houston this weekend!

From financing, to build out, to preparing for the arrival of a new brewhouse, to designing production recipes and sourcing ingredients, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild's debut Brewery in Planning Summit is designed to arm the next generation of Texas craft brewers with the tools you need to navigate the process of opening and operating a craft brewery in the state of Texas.

Whether you're just weeks away from opening your brewery doors, currently polishing your business plan, or just dreaming of starting your own brewery one day, come network with professional brewers, industry suppliers, and fellow aspiring brewery owners and learn from presentations and panel discussions featuring both industry veterans and more recent additions to the Texas craft brewing scene with fresh experience going through the opening ringer!


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Event Details

Brewery in Planning Summit Welcome Happy Hour
-Presented by Method Architecture-
Saturday, December 7th from 6-9 pm

True Anomaly Brewing Company
2012 Dallas St
Houston, TX 77003

Network with fellow brewers and our sponsoring brewery suppliers and service providers. Beers included. Food truck on-site with food available for purchase.

Brewery in Planning Summit
Sunday, December 8th from 8 am to 6 pm
Saint Arnold Brewing Company - Investors Pub
2000 Lyons Ave
Houston, TX 77020

Preliminary Schedule

Subject to changes

8:00-8:30 am: Check-in & Coffee
8:30-8:45 am: Welcome | Texas Craft Brewers Guild
8:45-9:45 am: So You Want to be a Pro-Brewer? ARE YOU CRAZY! | Michael Ferguson (DrafTex)
9:50-10:50 am:  Brewery Financing Panel | Josh Hare (Hops & Grain), Michael Duckworth (True Anomaly Brewing Company), Veronica Bradley (Vector Brewing). 
10:55-11:40 am:  Permitting Pitfalls and Construction Economics | Jake Donaldson & Nick Kapple (Method Architecture)
11:40am-12:40 pm:  Networking Lunch 
12:40-1:20 pm:  Preparing for the Arrival of a New Brewhouse | Kaleb West (Pondaseta Brewing Co.) 
1:25-2:25 pm:  The Finances of Opening and Operating a Brewery | Justin Sisley (Digidern Bookkeeping) & Jeff Handojo (11 Below Brewing Company)
2:30-3:30 pm:  Designing Production Recipes & Sourcing Ingredients | Casey Motes (Eureka Heights Brewing Company ) & Matt Couch (Lazarus Brewing) 
3:30-4:00 pm:  Brewery Tour with Brewery Operations Manager Aaron Inkrott and Laboratory Manager Dr. Drew Russey
4:00-5:00 pm: Closing Panel--Ask the Pros: Adam DeBower (Austin Beerworks), Tom Ahlstrom (True Anomaly Brewing Company), Huggy Bear (Local Group Brewing), and Kathryn Holler (Holler Brewing Co.)
5:00-6:00pm: Closing Networking & Beer Time

Coffee, lunch, conference swag & resource bag, and afternoon beers included.


Hotel Block:

There is a conference hotel block at the Hampton Inn & Suites I-10 Central for discounted rates of $79-85 a night. The deadline to book in this block is 11/15/19. To book a room, click HERE.


About the Texas Craft Brewers Guild: 

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is an association of brewers advancing the Texas craft beer industry through advocacy & education. The Guild exists for the purpose of promoting Texas craft beer, educating the public about the qualities and attributes of craft beer and advancing the common interest of Texas craft brewers. The Guild’s Board of Directors hail from craft breweries in all the major metropolitan regions of the state, as well as different brewery types and sizes to represent the Guild’s over 300 brewery members throughout the state, including operating breweries, as well as those that are in the advanced planning stages. The Guild also welcomes allied trade and retail members who support the craft brewing industry. 

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When & Where
Dec 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM to Dec 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM CST
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Avenue
Houston, TX 77020
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