Brewery in Planning Brewery Tours
Meet the owners and brewers of Walking Stick Brewing Co. & Great Heights Brewing Company for an interactive session at their breweries that includes a short tour of the facilities with some advice and stories of the lessons they have learned along the way. Walking shoes are encouraged!
Brewery in Planning Happy Hour
Join your fellow Brewery in Planning event-goers from around the state at a special happy hour! Bounce between Great Heights Brewing Co. and Walking Stick Brewing Company to double your fun. Sponsored by: Me&u
Brewery in Planning Badge Pick Up
Get ready to kick off the weekend of education with a day filled with Brewery in Planning content. Grab your badge at the registration table located by the conference room.
So…You Want To Open A Brewery? with Michael Ferguson
If you've ever heard or read something about opening a brewery and thought "Am I in over my head?" You aren't alone! Michael Ferguson from Brewer FX, will cover road bumps you may encounter, indicators of progress, "unfixable" issues, and more. Hear about the cautionary tales of opening a brewery to avoid having to experience them… Read More »So…You Want To Open A Brewery? with Michael Ferguson
ABCs of ABCs with Kyle Hill
Texas alcohol beverage code is tricky to understand - so don't learn alone! Kyle Hill from Martin Frost & Hill will take the stage to talk about the basics of the Texas alcohol beverage code. He will cover permitting, TABC, and other legal things that you need to be aware of and to be thinking… Read More »ABCs of ABCs with Kyle Hill
What It Takes To Open And Operate A Profitable Craft Brewery with Justin Sisley
Justin Sisley from Craftkeeping joins us to give a crash course in opening and operating a profitable brewery. Get a great idea of what it takes financially to get your brewery up and running and what it takes to make sure your brewery is profitable once you're operating. Learn more about the varying levels of profitability… Read More »What It Takes To Open And Operate A Profitable Craft Brewery with Justin Sisley
Trademarks and Branding: A Discussion of Issues Unique to the Craft Beer Industry with Lee Hunt
Lee Hunt has been practicing trademark law for nearly a decade and focuses much of his practice on the craft beer, distilling, and wine industries. This presentation touches on the basics of trademark law and seeks to provide an understanding of trademark protection, the benefits of trademark registration, and common mistakes brewers might make.
The Cost of Opportunity Panel
Being a brewery owner means making a LOT of tough decisions. Make the decision-making process easier by attending 'The Cost of Opportunity' panel. Chris Freeman from Breakaway Brewing Company in San Antonio, Sydney Porter from Southern Yankee Beer Company in Houston, Craig Bradley from Vector Brewing in Dallas, and Rocky Keener from Bad Astronaut Brewing… Read More »The Cost of Opportunity Panel
Brewery in Planning Closing Remarks
Closing remarks for the Brewery in Planning education sessions will be presented by the Texas Craft Brewers Staff
Trade Show & Badge Pickup for General Attendees
It's time for all of the rest of our attendees to join the fun! Arrive at the Sheraton to pick up your conference badge, explore the trade show, and attend a hands-on workshop before making your way to the welcome happy hour.
Training 101: How to Train a Panel to Help Make and Sell Better Beer with Lindsay Barr
Most breweries understand the importance of having a panel of trained tasters to provide valuable feedback on their products, but getting started can be tough. Where do you begin, and what's the best way to train your tasters to give you the insights you need to make better beer and grow your business? In this… Read More »Training 101: How to Train a Panel to Help Make and Sell Better Beer with Lindsay Barr
Full Conference Welcome Event
Join us at the Full Conference Welcome Event at Eureka Heights! Sponsored by: Shade Headwear
Opening Welcome Session
Welcome to the Texas Brewery Roundup Day 2! Opening remarks given by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild Board of Directors and Texas Craft Brewers Staff
Yeast Management Best Practices: Dry Hopped Beers with Lance Shaner
Working on improving your yeast re-pitching program, but running up against issues with hop creep or haze? This session will share tips to reduce these hang-ups and dive into some of our research on these topics. Lance Shaner from Omega Yeast will share a simple quality control assay for predicting hop creep. When you can’t… Read More »Yeast Management Best Practices: Dry Hopped Beers with Lance Shaner
Event Planning: How to Get Creative and Keep It On Brand with Kindsey Bernhard
Events are essential! Learn how to plan taproom events that increase your revenue and broaden your customer base with Kindsey Bernhard from Austin Beerworks in Austin, TX. Kindsey will cover everything you need to know about events from how to brainstorm creative ideas, how to cater to different demographics, how to partner with local businesses,… Read More »Event Planning: How to Get Creative and Keep It On Brand with Kindsey Bernhard
Practicing Social Responsibility & Community Leadership Panel
The Texas brewing industry has their fair share of leaders, but what about community leaders? Curious about how to become a community leader or interested to hear what your fellow Texan brewer peers are doing in their communities? Attend this panel! You will learn how to form relationships, how to select non-profits to work with,… Read More »Practicing Social Responsibility & Community Leadership Panel
How to Win a Medal: Insider Edition with Tim Schwartz
We know that here in Texas, we make the finest craft beer in the nation. Let's get out there and win some medals! This session, How to Win a Medal: Insider Edition, is presented by Tim Schwartz from Real Ale Brewing Company. With plenty of competitions under his belt (entering and judging) he knows a… Read More »How to Win a Medal: Insider Edition with Tim Schwartz
Malt Sensory Workshop
This workshop will be presented by Coty Bell from Union Bear Brewing Co., and Austin Schumacher and Chase Leftwich from TexMalt. More details coming soon!
How to Build Your Business Up When Things Are Slowing Down: Being Creative and Adaptive During Seasonal Swings in the Brewing Industry
This is a collaborative presentation by Charday VanOrstrand from Galveston Island Brewing and Dave Wilson from Brewery Branding Co. More details coming soon!
N/A Beers with Josh Hare
Non-Alcoholic beer isn’t just for dry January anymore! Learn the ins and outs of non-alcoholic beer with Josh Hare from Rick’s Near Beer. Get insights regarding everything from branding to brewing!
Digital Marketing to Different Customer Bases with Randy Edwards
Marketing is EVERYTHING nowadays. It's how you set yourself apart from the competition, promote your products and connect with your customers. Customers come in all shapes and sizes, and most importantly, ages. Join this session to hear more about digital marketing and how it relates to different consumer bases from Randy Edwards from Buckstin Brewing Co.… Read More »Digital Marketing to Different Customer Bases with Randy Edwards
Thiols & Hop Oils
This session will be a collaborative presentation with Drew Genitempo from St. Elmo Brewing Company and another presenter that will be announced at a later date. More details coming soon!
Staff Training and Development: Making Hospitality Your Focus with Sheila Garcia
We covered HR & training a lot at Annual Meeting, but have you made the jump to make hospitality your focus? Now’s your chance! During this session, Sheila Garcia from Hold Out Brewing will be sharing her knowledge on staff training and development. She’ll deep dive into the why and give you the confidence to… Read More »Staff Training and Development: Making Hospitality Your Focus with Sheila Garcia
Brewing, Management, and Cost Considerations of Sour and Wild Beer
Learn more about the souring process with the True Anomaly team! This small team won 7 medals at the 2022 & 2023 Texas Craft Brewers Cup (5 golds and 2 silvers) and won 2023 Brewery of the Year in the 600+ bbl group, so when we say they know what they're doing - we mean… Read More »Brewing, Management, and Cost Considerations of Sour and Wild Beer
DESTINATION: Brewery Panel
Ready for a day trip? KD Hill from Barrow Brewing Company in Salado and Travis Kocurek from Hound Song Brewing Co. in Columbus are going to take the stage to talk about their destination breweries. How are they drawing folks in? Where do these folks come from? What are they focusing on in their production… Read More »DESTINATION: Brewery Panel
Closing Trade Show Happy Hour
One last chance to visit the trade show hall and explore goods and services for your brewery (plus beer samples and swag collection!) before we close out the Sheraton portion of the conference.
Saturday Night Happy Hour
Close out the Saturday portion of the conference with happy hour at Bad Astronaut!
Hiring, Retention, and Advancement with DEI in Mind
Our industry continues to aim for greater diversity and more inclusion both in our taprooms and on our teams. This session features Eleesha Martin, Director of Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee at G&A Partners, who serve small- to mid-size businesses with HR solutions including payroll, benefits, recruiting… Read More »Hiring, Retention, and Advancement with DEI in Mind
There’s No Crying in Brewing! A Personal Story
Mental health and alcohol abuse are taboo topics in any industry, but they are especially interrelated and top of mind in craft brewing. Michael Harper from Funky Picnic Brewery & Cafe in Fort Worth will share his personal journey to improve his mental wellness and enjoy alcohol more mindfully, including what he’s learned along the… Read More »There’s No Crying in Brewing! A Personal Story
Preparing for, Surviving & Thriving after a Communication Crisis
When your brand is under attack from a targeted harassment campaign, what do you do? In this brief conversation and resource roll-out presentation, Samantha Glenn of Funky Picnic Brewing & Cafe and the Guild's DEI Subcommittee Co-Chair, and Jacob Sloan of On Rotation will walk you through their experiences and insights for navigating targeted harassment… Read More »Preparing for, Surviving & Thriving after a Communication Crisis
Schedule subject to changes.