Business of Beer Track
Hear from some of the top minds in the field on trends and strategies that shape the future of our industry.
- Moderator / Speaker Jon Lane
- Panelist - R.J. Price
- Panelist - Leah Huss
- Panelist - Dustin Hazer
- Panelist - Ken Wilson
With a background in Pharmaceutical Science, Dustin Hazer left the research world to attend The Siebel Institute’s World Brewing Academy in Chicago, IL. After completing the coursework there, he went on to start his brewing career at Ellicottville Brewing Company in Western New York, getting to apply all aspects of his learned technical brewing skills in the 1,000 bbl/year setup.
After a couple of years in Ellicottville, Dustin was brought out to brew at Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe over a decade ago while they grew from 18,000 bbls per year to close to 40,000 as both a brewpub and distribution brewery.
After about three years in the Valley, a large opportunity arose as the founder of Southern Tier Brewing Co brought him back to New York to oversee brewing operations as well as help with commissioning and designing new equipment. He was the Brewmaster with Southern Tier Brewing Company for four years where he was in charge of all brewing and related operations, commissioning the new 110 bbl Steinecker brewhouse, along with new 660 bbl and 880 bbl fermenters, cellar and yeast automation and a new state of the art centrifuge. During that time, they grew from around 40,000 bbls per year to producing over 100,000 bbls per year, becoming one of the top 20 breweries in the country. At the end of 2015, Dustin resigned from his position there to open Helio Basin Brewing right here in Phoenix that opened in mid 2016!
Being the Best Version of HERself - Networking your business to Women in 2019 and beyond
- Moderator - Kristan Drewes
- Panelist - Leah Huss
- Panelist - Sarah Benken
- Panelist - Becca Booker
Join Leah Huss of Huss Brewing, Sarah Benken from KNOW Book + Tribe and Becca Booker of Homemade Social in a panel discussion on networking.
Hear from outside of the brewing industry to discuss Empowering yourself by Empowering other women and how to build your girl Tribe. Showing how no matter what your job or title that you need to first take care of yourself so that you can take care of others.
The goals: Stepping outside of your home networking & building "your squad" to specifically help the ladies of the beer industry think about networking outside of our industry and help you relate to others by sharing their experiences.
Legislative Champions: Public policy Online Beer Sales, Omnibus, and Crowdfunding Bills and the Beer Industry
Building a World Class Brand
- Teddy Golden is known as the Beer Traffic Controller(Sales Director) Four Peaks Brewing Company.
- At the age of 26 was introduced to my Career in Beer in San Diego at Coast Distributing. 20 years of AZ Beer Sales-18 years of those being at Four Peaks Brewing Co and 2 years at Rio Salado Brewing Co.
- Before being bitten by the Beer Bug held multiple positions in the Restaurant/Retail/Hotel/Hospitality industry.