North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild - Event Information

Event Name:
Brew Smart, Wilmington

Join us our first event of 2019 in the beautiful coastal town of Wilmington, NC, for this educational Guild event, focused especially on business operations. In addition to a day filled with awesome sessions, discussion, and a mini trade show, we'll be hosting a NCCBG Happy-Hour that same evening where you can join your friends for a beer on us!

Educational sessions include:

  • Business Partners & Operating Agreements
    • John Szymankiewicz, Beer Law Center; Jamie Bartholomaus, Foothills Brewing; Joe Walton, Gizmo Brew Works; Keil Jansen, Ponysaurus Brewing
  • NCDOR Taxes and Reporting Requirements
    • Janice Davidson, NCDOR
  • Your Retail Business Partner
    • Peg Todloski, Weaver Street Market; Gabriela Magallanes, House of Hops; Sean Wilson, Fullsteam Brewery; Jud Watkins, Wrightsville Beach Brewery
  • Additional Capital Raises & Investor Relations
    • Bryan Monteith, West Town Bank & Trust;  Kate Lumpkin, Live Oak Bank
  • Canning, Part I: Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should (Strategic business planning, understanding costs, mobile vs. permanent)
  • Canning, Part 2: Buying and Running a Canning Line is the Easy Part  (Equipment options, labor management, quality oversight, going to market)
    • Roger Kissling, Iron Heart Canning; Andrew Ferguson, Wild Goose Canning; Mike Morris, Crank Arm Brewing Co.; â€‹Keil Jansen, Ponysaurus Brewing Co.; Andrew Turner, Vecino Brewing Co.; David Harries, Artisanal Brewing Ventures

* 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM:  NCCBG Happy Hour at Flying Machine Brewing Company
* 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM:  Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance Meet and Greet at Flytrap Brewing

Please note that this event is open to all breweries and brewery staff, regardless of Guild membership.  Allied trade vendors must be a member of the NC Craft Brewers Guild in order to participate.  If you have any questions, please contact

Event Date:

Ironclad Brewery
Wilmington, NC

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