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Crafted For Action

This is a Hybrid Conference.

Prepare yourself for a jammed-pack 4 days of virtual panel discussions and daily, in-person events in Atlanta that combine beer with opportunities to learn, connect and explore.

Panel discussions are 100% free and will be hosted virtually. In-person events are scheduled each day of CraftBeerCon at various venues in Atlanta, GA.

All Panels are Virtual.

Virtual sessions will stream live on Facebook and YouTube.


Virtual Panels Schedule

Streaming live on Facebook and YouTube & 100% FREE!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

6:00 PM EDT | Opening Session 

Jen Price (Founder, Crafted For Action)

Thursday, May 12, 2022

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

Corey Hinton (Founder, Soul Brothers Brewing), Ed Williams (Gold Standard Bank), Nate Hines (Gold Standard Bank)

10:30 AM - 11:30 PM EDT | Financing The Dream (When You Don't Have a Rich Uncle or Aunt)

William Teasley (Khonso Brewing Co), Jason Sleeman (United Community Bank, Inc), Betsy Martinez (Indio Brewing) Craig Bowers (People's Republic of South Central)

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

Mike Shipp (Athletic Brewing Co), Catherine Del Monte (New Belgium Brewing Co), Jennifer Glanville (Boston Beer Co), Jamal Robinson (New England Brewing Co)

11:30 AM - 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), Tracy Bardugon (Fire Maker Brewing, Tuesday Night Drinking Club, Pink Boots Society), Jen Blair (co-host of False Bottomed Girls, American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee, National BJCP Judge), Alicia Fortino (Orpheus Brewing), and Lucy Teusink (Frameshift Fermentation). 

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

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

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

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

2:00 PM - 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 PM - 3:30 PM EDT | The "Beer is Black History" Movement

Kevin Irvin &  Branden Peters (Draught Season)

3:00 PM - 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 PM - 4:30 PM EDT | Taboo in the Taproom: Craft Beer and the Black Consumer

Mickey Bryant (Black & Brew Chicago, Inc.), Brian Nance (Craft Beer Enthusiast), Charles Rominiyi (Black Brew Movement), Courtney Rominiyi, (Black Brew Movement), Vivian Ward (The Cultured Exbeerience), Robyn G. Weise (Kicks and Kegs, LLC)

4:00 PM - 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 PM - 5:30 PM EDT | The How & Why of Learning to Evaluate Beer

Jen Blair (Bottomed Girls, American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee, National BJCP Judge)

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

Romi Rossel & Fiorella Rossel Borkert (The Bountiful Bag)

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

Brandon Montgomery (Black Beer Travelers), Sam & Sara Kazmer (Elsewhere Brewing), Hoyt Nunnally (Hoppin Out)

Friday, May 13, 2022

10:30 AM - 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), Aaron Gore (Bevana), Myron Green (The Atlanta Podcast)

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

Qiana McKoy (Bourgie Beer Girl), Mikey B. (Party of 2 Brew Crew), Stephanie Grant (Freelance Writer & Content Creator), Kevin Irvin (Draught Season)

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

Julia Herz (American Homebrewers Association), Robin & Jeremy James (Homebrewers), Roderick Wall (Off The Wall Brewing)

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

Shaun Taylor (Black Viking Brewing Co)

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

LaTreace Harris (The Beery Godmother, LLC), Bradford Shoemaker (Arches Brewing), Darren Armstrong (Deuce & A Quarter LLC), Brooke Aiau (Monday Night Brewing), Connor ONeal (Monday Night Brewing)

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

Julie Rhodes (Not Your Hobby Marketing)

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

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

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

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

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

Eugenia Brown (Beer Chick, LLC), Britne Dionne (Beers A’ Gogo, Craft Women Connect), Stephanie Grant (Freelance Writer & Content Creator), Ashlie Randolph (Mo' Betta Brews)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 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), Tiffany A. Davey (High Season, Co.), Eric Jackson (UncapEverything), Ren Navarro (Beer.Diversity), Jarrell Williams (Nomarama)

5:00 PM - 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 PM - 6:30 PM EDT | Beer in Brazil: A Savory, Sensory Exploration with Women in Craft Beer

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

Meet the Panelists.

We put out a call for panels for the 2022 conference to bring topics and information that YOU want to hear. Here's the 2022 lineup! We're updating this list daily, so check back often.