CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2012) - On December 10, 2012, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present an Innovation Series event: "Brewing up Bucks: The Business of Microbreweries." We've all heard of the big name brews, especially the New England homegrown name of Sam Adams. Beer is also being brewed by an escalating number of microbreweries with avid followers and an estimated 1,200 new breweries opening this year alone. The craft beer industry is on pace to expand by a third and Boston is one of the hot beds of this micro/nano-brew explosion. This Innovation Series event (timed perfectly with the holiday party season) will share how brew-preneurs are adapting old business models to serve the new and rapidly evolving market. The panel of microbrewers will compare notes on brewing, distributing, and differentiating their beers and business models in a very competitive market.
There's an extra bonus of sampling microbrews while networking at the R&D Pub.
The panel features:
- Drew Brosseau, Founder and President, Mayflower Brewing Company;
- Bryan Greenhagen, Founder and Brewer, Mystic Brewery;
- Sam Hendler, Co-founder, Jacks Abbey Brewing;
- Ben Howe, Brewer and Founder, Enlightenment Ales;
- Chris Lohring, Founder, Notch Brewing;
- Martha Simpson-Holley, Manager and Assistant Brewer, Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project
The moderator will be Lauren Clark, the former drinkboston.com blogger, who has also been a home brewer, an intern at Commonwealth Brewing Company, an assistant brewer at Cambridge Brewing Company and a columnist for the beer newspaper Ale Street News.
The event is sponsored by Wolf Greenfield.
Monday, December 10, 2012
5:30pm to 6:00pm: Registration and snacks
8:00pm, R&D Pub on the 4th floor of the Stata Center for a friendly pint and networking thanks to our sponsor!
MIT Stata Center, Kirsch Auditorium
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Pricing: Forum members: $20, Non-members: $45. Students from all universities are free with college ID. Pre-registration is encouraged.
About The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge (http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/ )
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is one of the 27 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. The Forum produces over 70 seminars, panel discussions, case studies and networking events yearly.