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Wed, May 11


Online Panel Discussions

Craft Beer Con! Hybrid Conference

Prepare yourself for a jammed-pack 4 days of virtual panel discussions and daily, in-person events that combine beer with opportunities to learn, connect and explore. All panel discussions are 100% free and will be hosted virtually. In-person events are scheduled each day of CraftBeerCon.

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Time & Location

May 11, 2022, 7:00 AM – May 13, 2022, 11:00 AM

Online Panel Discussions

About the Event

Virtual Panels Schedule

Streaming live on Facebook and YouTube & 100% FREE!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

6:00 PM EDT | Opening Session

Jen Price (Crafted For Action)

Thursday, May 12, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT | Alternative Financing for Breweries

Corey Hinton (Soul Brothers Brewing)

11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT | Creating Opportunities Through Impact

Mike Shipp (Athletic Brewing Co), Jamal Robinson (New England Brewing Co)

11:30 - 12:30 PM EDT | The Craft Folks Collective: Utilizing Grassroots Organization to Bring about Real, Actionable Changes to the Craft Beverage Industries

Brittany Jackson (Craft Folks Collective)

1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT | From Concept to Capital: The Power of Leveraging Community

Beny Ashburn & Teo Hunter (Crowns & Hops Brewing Co)

1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT | How Committing to Safer Spaces can Lead to More Inclusive Taprooms

Andrew Coplon (Craft Beer Professionals, Secret Hopper), Lauren Taylor (Safe Bars), Julie Rhodes (Not Your Hobby Marketing), Dana Kaluzny (Endswell Beer)

2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT | Rap Therapy: A Tool for Empathy and Understanding


This is an interactive session, allowing up to 8 participants to engage on screen with the moderator. Please RSVP to participate on screen.

Lenox Mercedes (High Gravity Hip Hop) 2:30 - 3:30 PM EDT | The "Beer is Black History" Movement

Kevin Irvin &  Branden Peters (Draught Season)

3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT | From Dream To Reality: Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Launched Their Own Beer Industry Businesses

Ruvani de Silva (Beer Journalist), Linda Birch (Brewery Market), Lindsay Malu Kido (Beer is for Everyone), Julie Rhodes (Not Your Hobby Marketing),  Elle Thomas (AirBrewNB), Pip Young (Coven Brewsters)

3:30 - 4:30 PM EDT | Taboo in the Taproom: Craft Beer and the Black Consumer

Mickey Bryant (Black & Brew Chicago, Inc.), Charles Rominiyi (Black Brew Movement), Courtney Rominiyi, (Black Brew Movement)

4:00 - 5:00 PM EDT | The Joy is Gone: The Realities of Compassion Fatigue, Vulnerability, and Hopelessness in Advocacy Work

Dr. J Jackson-Beckham (Crafted For All)

4:30 - 5:30PM EDT | The How & Why of Learning to Evaluate Beer

Jen Blair (Under the Jenfluence)

5:00 - 6:00 PM EDT | The Bountiful Bag Upcycling Program

Romi Rossel & Fiorella Rossel Borkert (The Bountiful Bag)

5:30 - 6:30 PM EDT | Creating Memories Abroad with Beer Travel

Brandon Montgomery (Black Beer Travelers), Hoyt Nunnally (Hoppin Out)

Friday, May 13, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 AM EDT | Show the F*CK Up! How Men Can Serve as Allies in Craft Beer

Eugenia Brown (Beer Chick, LLC), Caroline King (Bitch Beer Podcast)

11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT | The Influence of the Influencer: Leveraging Partnerships

Qiana McKoy (Bourgie Beer Girl)

11:30 - 12:30 PM EDT | Make Beer At Home For Rewards In Your Life and Career

Julia Herz (American Homebrewers Association)

1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT | Storytelling: The Ultimate Super Power

Shaun Taylor (Black Viking Brewing Co)

1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT | New to Brew: Embracing New Experiences in the Craft

LaTreace Harris (The Beery Godmother, LLC)

2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT | Profits & Social Justice: Yes, You Can Have Both!

Julie Rhodes (Not Your Hobby Marketing)

2:30 - 3:30 PM EDT | Financing The Dream

William Teasley (Khonso Brewing Co)

3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT | Celebrating Women in Beer: Leaving the Industry Cleaner, Craftier and More Conscientious Than They Found It

Troy Bedik (New Belgium Brewing), LaTroya Butts (Five Wits Brewing), Caroline King (Bitch Beer Podcast), Whitney McLain (Iron Hill Brewing)

3:30 - 4:30 PM EDT | Inclusion in Beer: LGBTQIA+ Perspectives

Ally Crutchfield & Ishonna Baskerville (BlkBrewBabes), Luis Martinez (My Abuelas Food), Ali Shiraef (Pontoon Brewing)

4:00 - 5:00 PM EDT | Black Women and their Invisibility Cloak in Craft Beer

Eugenia Brown (Beer Chick, LLC)

4:30 - 5:30PM EDT | Building a Sustainable Brand

To help viewers build or evolve their brand our moderator, KinkySudz will be awarding 2 or 3 scholarships for a personalized social media consultation with a top branding agency. Stay tuned for details!

Denise Bronner, PhD (KinkySudz) 5:00 - 6:00 PM EDT | I'll have a Beer with My Salad: A Gastronomic Introduction to How Food and Beer Intersect

Joel Franklin (Indigo Brewing Project), Chef Leslie Gordon (Penelahpe’s Culinary Services)

5:30 - 6:30 PM EDT | Beer in Brazil: A Savory, Sensory Exploration with Women in Craft Beer

Angi Thomas (The Undeniable Vixen), Dr. Kerrie Brown (Beer is for Everyone), Jessica Leitao (Cervejaria Uriboca)

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