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Thought Leadership

The Business of Beer
September 19, 2018

3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Related Industry:

Food Systems 

Related Service:

Alcohol Beverage 

A craft brewery’s recipe for success includes not only a lineup of great beers but also careful attention to financial and business details.

Please join Husch Blackwell attorneys and representatives from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Farlie Turner & Co. and RubinBrown LLP during the Great American Beer Festival for a discussion of common brewery business and financing issues. A reception will follow. 


  • Current state of brewery finance
  • Future impact on craft beer sales with grocery
  • Impact of excise tax
  • Tariffs – aluminum and metal – the impact of future canning
  • Tax reform and its effect on breweries
  • Trends in ownership liquidity, including M&A and ESOP strategies

Craig L. Farlie, Managing Director, Farlie Turner & Co.
Kirk Fronckiewicz, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
James W. Mathis, Partner, Husch Blackwell 
Justin Wenzelman, CPA, Partner, RubinBrown LLP  

3:45 p.m. - Registration 
4:00 p.m. - Program

Who Should Attend
Brewers, business owners, entrepreneurs, investors and company employees in the craft brewing industry. 

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Colorado continuing legal education credit.

Contact Morgan Buciumean at 303.749.7281.