Virginia Craft Beer Seminar Series

Virginia Craft Beer Seminar Series

Monday, March 11, 2024 (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EDT)


Virginia Craft Beer Seminar Series

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG) will host a quarterly seminar series beginning on March 11. The Seminars will include VA ABC compliance officers, VDACS/VBDC staff, industry experts, peers, and potential customers. The purpose of the Seminars is to help independent craft breweries improve brewery profitability, develop new market opportunities, build relationships with regulatory agencies, and share great craft beer. The Craft Beer Showcase allows select retailers to taste featured beers available through the new Virginia Beer Distribution Company and other wholesalers representing member companies.


  • 2-2:30pm - Harvest and Repitch: Reducing Expenditures with Liquid Yeast– Jacob Hoover, White Labs
  • 2:30pm-3pm – Regulatory Compliance: Mug Clubs & 3rd Party Food Vendor Contracts – ASAC John O'Connell and SA Ashley Spinner, Statewide Compliance Administration, Virginia ABC Control Authority
  • 3pm-3:30pm – VA Beer Distribution Company Update – Brett Vassey, President & CEO, Virginia Craft Brewers Guild; Dakota Rust, VBDC Program Manager; Joe Guthrie, VDACS Commissioner; Staci Saunders, VWDC Program Manager
  • 3:30-4:30pm – Virginia Market Analysis, Retail Trends, and Wholesale Trends – Taylor Chenery, Starr Hill Brewery Director of Sales & Marketing; Josh Naber, Blue Ridge Beverage
  • 4:30pm-6pm – Beer Tasting/Showcase: Networking with Select Retail Buyers & VA Beer Distribution Company Staff

If you would like to participate in the programming from 2pm-4:30pm virtually, a Teams link will be provided after you register.

While you're at our event, please welcome:

  • Our new VBDC Program Manager, Dakota Rust
  • VDACS Commissioner Joe Guthrie
  • VWDC Program Manager Staci Saunders 
  • Jason Romano, from Lake Anne Brewhouse

Registration Price: 

  • $25 pp - Attend Program & Tasting Event
  • $35 pp - Attend Program & Showcase Beer at the Tasting Event
VCBG Headquarters
2112 W Laburnum Ave Ste 205
Richmond, VA 23227 United States
Event Contact
Kimberly Noonan
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Monday, March 11, 2024 (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EDT)
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