Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

Events

Jun
9
Fri
BMW Owner’s Motorcycle Rally Craft Beer Fest @ Meadow Event Park
Jun 9 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The BMW Club Motorcycle Owners of America will be holding their 2023 National Rally at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia.The VCBG has been invited to cohost a Craft Beer Fest for their members to celebrate Virginia craft beer and introduce their members to the brews that make us a destination for the weekend travelers to the most experienced beer experts from around the world.  This is a great opportunity for the Guild to expand Virginia Craft Beer and craft beer tourism in the Commonwealth.

Members Only Event

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Jun
27
Tue
Global Market Opportunity, Export-Readiness and Key Trade Issues
Jun 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Virginia SBDC, and the Brewers Association cordially invite you to join us for the webinar series, Global Potential for American Craft Beer. Join hosts Chris Van Orden (Virginia SBDC), Dan Pische (SBA), and Steve Parr (BA) as they engage with special guests on some of the key considerations for international expansion.

Don’t miss this unique and entertaining opportunity to listen in on conversations about opportunities, resources, challenges, and best practices for introducing the U.S. craft beer to the global market place!

American craft breweries are respected around the world for their quality and innovation, yet it can be difficult for a small independent producer to know how to approach potential international sales. In this initial episode, the hosts will discuss what it means to be an export-ready brewery and what a brewery needs to know in the key areas of compliance. The Brewers Association will close with some insights into the contours of top foreign markets for American breweries.

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Jun
28
Wed
Profitable Taproom Experiments: Real Experiments with Real Results
Jun 28 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This FREE webinar will showcase real experiments with real results so attendees walk away with inspiration and ways to quantify success. Nancy Trigg, Founder of Trigg Performance Collective, will break down how to run successful experiments and  will cover:

  • Real experiments with real profitable results
  • Ways to quantify your success post-experiment
  • Practical examples to try in your own taproom
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Jun
29
Thu
VCBG Webinar: The SECURE Act 2.0 Summary: What You Need to Know for Retirement Planning
Jun 29 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

A new SECURE Act 2.0 was signed into law on Dec. 29, 2022. The overall goal of this bipartisan legislation is to expand access to worksite retirement plans, enable workers to enroll and save earlier in careers, and broadly encourage more Americans to save for retirement while helping ensure those same Americans do not run out of money while in retirement.

Presenters: Nick Hammelman and Will Cropper from Blueprint Financial

Webinar link will be provided after registration.

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Jul
11
Tue
Market Selection, Partner Identification, Export Strategy
Jul 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Virginia SBDC, and the Brewers Association cordially invite you to join us for the webinar series, Global Potential for American Craft Beer. Join hosts Chris Van Orden (Virginia SBDC), Dan Pische (SBA), and Steve Parr (BA) as they engage with special guests on some of the key considerations for international expansion.

Don’t miss this unique and entertaining opportunity to listen in on conversations about opportunities, resources, challenges, and best practices for introducing the U.S. craft beer to the global market place!

Once a brewery has confirmed that it’s equipped to pursue international markets, the next question is where to sell its products. It can be daunting to assess the potential of the many markets and partners looking for American craft beer, and there’s no one size fits all approach for market selection. In this webinar, breweries will learn about available tools and strategies to help weigh different opportunities and develop an export strategy that suits their specific goals.

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Jul
25
Tue
Getting the International Deal Done
Jul 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Virginia SBDC, and the Brewers Association cordially invite you to join us for the webinar series, Global Potential for American Craft Beer. Join hosts Chris Van Orden (Virginia SBDC), Dan Pische (SBA), and Steve Parr (BA) as they engage with special guests on some of the key considerations for international expansion.

Don’t miss this unique and entertaining opportunity to listen in on conversations about opportunities, resources, challenges, and best practices for introducing the U.S. craft beer to the global market place!

In this final episode, the hosts will discuss financing and logistics considerations that come into play when exporting craft beer. Attendees will learn the necessary steps to successfully execute and international order, as well as strategies for leveraging their relationships with freight forwarders, importers, and small business lenders in support of a sustained and profitable export program.

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Jul
31
Mon
Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards Gala @ Hardywood - West Creek
Jul 31 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This year’s VCBG Cup Awards Gala & Trade Show will take place Monday, July 31st from 5PM to 9PM at Hardywood West Creek. Breweries who submit 3 or more beers to the 2023 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Competition will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to attend – additional tickets are priced at $35/person and can be purchased. We hope you will join us!

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Aug
15
Tue
2023 Virginia Craft Beer Conference (Virtual)
Aug 15 – Aug 17 all-day

The Virginia Craft Beer Conference (VCBC) focuses on topics that help brewers in the Commonwealth produce world-class craft beer. This year, the Conference was held virtually and featured guest speakers and peers sharing information and best-practices on quality, technology, good manufacturing practices, safety, workforce training, marketing, yeast management, and other topics.

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Sep
21
Thu
Webinar: How Craft Producers Can Build Impactful Collaboration Projects
Sep 21 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

How Craft Producers Can Build Impactful Collaboration Projects

Thursday, September 21st at 11AM

There may be no more enjoyable way for a craft beverage company to grow their audience than a collaboration project. Whether the partner is a fellow producer, a top account, or a favorite artist, a well-designed collaboration can be a fun and mutually beneficial project.

In this webinar, Virginia SBDC Craft Beverage Assistance Manager Chris Van Orden will ask Philip Runco about some of the best practices for teaming up.

Philip Runco has written about beer and music since 2009, contributing to publications such as Timeout, Thrillist, Brightest Young Things, and DC Beer. He currently oversees social media and coordinates special projects for one of the DC area’s leading breweries, while also handling communications and written works for a pioneering “nomadic” beer company. In 2022, the North American Guild of Beer Writers designated his article “Little Fish, Big Tale: How Fast Fashion Caught Its Own Hop” the year’s best profile.

Register: https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900430038

Oct
1
Sun
Virginia Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest @ State Fair of Virginia
Oct 1 @ 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of Virginia craft beer and the ingredients that make it distinctive. This is a great opportunity for the Guild to expand Virginia Craft Beer and craft beer tourism in the Commonwealth.

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