Taking your craft brewery, distillery, or winery to the next level—What you need to be thinking about now

Date: June 03, 2015

Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 437 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Please join us for an informative and interactive panel discussion during which we’ll discuss key issues that you should be thinking about, as well as effective strategies for overcoming the initial challenges of growing your craft brewery, distillery, or winery in an increasingly crowded market.

Key topics of discussion will include:

  • Branding issues and IP protection
  • Distribution challenges/getting over the hurdles
  • Dealing with regulatory issues
  • When to hire a sales force
  • Capital-raising strategies


  • Nicole Austin, Master Blender, Kings County Distillery
  • Eric Ottaway, CEO, Brooklyn Brewery
  • Jim Trezise, President, New York Wine & Grape Foundation
  • Mark Williams, Senior Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
  • Gina McCreadie, Partner, Nixon Peabody
  • Vince O’Brien, Counsel, Nixon Peabody


5:30 p.m. Networking (wine, beer, and light appetizers will be served)
6:00–7:30 p.m. Panel discussion

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