2016 Beer Seminars in Development
Don't be Afraid of the Dark (1:30pm/6:30pm)
Presented by: Gary Rosen from Shore Point Distributors and Mark Weinmann from Great Lakes Brewing
No need to check in the closet for monsters….unless you have a beer closet and have some monster dark beers in there. Gary Rosen from Shore Point Distributors will lead attendees through a guided tasting of some of the top rated dark beers out today including Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Edmund Fitzgerald, Founders Breakfast Stout, and get your first taste of Forgotten Boardwalk’s Title Deed, their Imperial Oatmeal Espresso Stout. Special guest Mark Weinmann from Great Lakes Brewing Co. will be there to talk about their 100 point rated beer. So if you want to try some beers that are out of your comfort zone, come down and have Gary take your hand and bring you to some dark places.
Meet the Women in Local Beer (2:30pm/7:30pm)
Presented by: Tara Nurin, Award-Winning Freelance Journalist and Founder, Beer for Babes
Panelists: Jamie Queli owner of Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery, Jacqui Town from Rinn Duin Brewery and Natalie DiChico from Weyerbacher
Sponsored by: Beer for Babes
Tara Nurin founder of Beer for Babes, New Jersey’s original state wide women’s group for beer appreciation and education will moderate a panel discussion on how women are breaking into the craft beer industry, from owners to brewers to representatives. Come down to meet Jamie Queli owner of Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery, Jacqui Town from Rinn Duin Brewery and Natalie DiChico from Weyerbacher as they discuss their roles in the industry and what they had to do to get there. They will be sampling some of their special beers to seminar attendees.
The State of New Jersey Craft Beer Industry (3:00pm / 8:00pm)
Presented by: Mike Kivowitz, President/Founder of New Jersey Craft Beer
Panelists: Gregory Zaccardi, President of High Point Brewing & Brian Boak, Owner of Boaks Beer, Kris McMahan, Flying Fish Brewery Representative, Kevin Napoli, General Manager of NJ Beer Co.
Sponsored by: New Jersey Craft Beer
Join Mike as he leads a panel discussion featuring Gregory Zaccardi, President of High Point Brewing Company, Brian Boak, Owner of Boaks Beer and Kris McMahan, Flying Fish Brewery Representative. They will be discussing the craft beer industry from where it was just a few years ago to the explosion that is taking place throughout the state with all the new breweries that have started within the past year.