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  •  The Business of Beer

    The Food and Agribusiness Institute is pleased to announce the upcoming “The Business of Beer” speaker panel and tasting on Friday, October 17th from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

    Big names in the beer industry will provide an evening of conversation, beer sampling and an opportunity to connect with industry leaders in a casual setting while indulging in some of the finest brews on the West Coast.

    Our panel discussion will include:

    • Dan Gordon: Owner/ Brewmaster, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company

    • Lloyd Knight: Marketing Manager, 21st Amendment Brewery

    • Jenny Merit: Craft Beer Ambassador, DBI Beverage

    • Keegan Raines: Beer Buyer, Whole Foods Market Cupertino

    • Jenny Lewis: Co-Founder & CEO, Strike Brewing Company

    • Marty Kuchinski: Hops Farmer, Hops-Meister LLC

     Our dialogue will be moderated by Jay Brooks, a freelance beer writer and blogger. Following our panel discussion, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beer tastings from numerous local breweries including:

    • Gordon Biersch Brewery

    • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

    • Lagunitas Brewing Co.

    • Strike Brewing Company

    • Anchor Brewing Company

    • Drake’s Brewing Company

    • No Name Cider Company

     Mingle with friends, students, alumni and brewery representatives to learn more about how you can get involved in this exciting, burgeoning industry. Interested in a career in the beer industry? Breweries will be offering opportunities and contact information at their tasting tables.

    To register visit:

    Your ticket covers admission to the panel discussion, all tasting activities, hors d'oeuvres and an FAI tasting glass. 


  •  Business of Beer: Gordon Biersch

    Speaker Dan Gordon, founder of Gordon Biersch
    Wednesday, November 9
    de Saisset Museum Auditorium
    6 PM Presentation open to all
    7 PM Tasting (21+)
    This event is currently at capacity. 
    If you would like to view the presentation, click here for a live stream.

    Join SCU’s Food & Agribusiness Institute in welcoming guest speaker Dan Gordon, founder of Gordon Biersch for a presentation about the behind the scenes aspects of the business of beer.   After the talk, there will be a free sampling session of a few varieties of Gordon Biersch lagers.

    For a bio of Dan Gordon, click here.

    For more information, contact FAI at, or call Erika French-Arnold at 408-554-5173.


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