BrewSmart ILM: get your tickets now!

Join us in the beautiful coastal town of Wilmington, North Carolina, for our very first BrewSmart of 2019, taking place at Ironclad Brewery on Monday February 25th. We'll be focusing on business operations, so plan to learn all about the things you need to make your business run smoother in the new year. Check out the schedule below and then grab your tickets here!


BrewSmart, ILM Schedule:

  • 9am - Registration & Coffee​
  • 10am - Getting Along With Your Business Partners: Operating Agreements
    • John Szymankiewicz, Beer Law Center
    • Joe Walton, Gizmo Brew Works
    • Jamie Bartholomaus, Foothills Brewing​
  • 11am - NCDOR: Taxes and Reporting Requirements
    • Ginny Upchurch, NC Dept. of Revenue
  • 12pm - LUNCH, BEER, & TRADE SHOW BREAK
  • 1pm - Working with Your Retailer Partners
    • Peg Todloski, Weaver Street Market
    • Gabriela Magallanes, House of Hops
    • Jud Watkins, Wrightsville Beach Brewery
    • Sean Wilson, Fullsteam Brewery
  • 2pm - Additional Capital Raises & Investor Relations
    • Bryan Monteith, West Town Bank & Trust
    • Kate Lumpkin, Live Oak Bank
  • 3pm - Canning, Part I: Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should (Strategic business planning, understanding costs, mobile vs. permanent)
  • 4pm - 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.; Keil Jansen, Ponysaurus Brewing Co.; Andrew Turner, Vecino Brewing Co.; David Harries, Artisanal Brewing Ventures
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm:  NCCBG Happy Hour at Flying Machine Brewing Company
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm:  Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance Meet and Greet at Flytrap Brewing

*This event is open to all breweries, regardless of Guild membership. If you are a trade vendor and NOT currently a member of the Guild, email jasmine@ncbeer.org to find out how to be a part of this awesome event.*