San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies, San Diego, CA
Tap Into Knowledge: Implementing a Successful Beer Dinner
This session will discuss ways to implement a successful beer dinner from food & beer pairing, presentation, delivery, and marketing.
- Dave Adams, VP of Hospitality, Green Flash Brewing Co.
- Padraic Lenehan, Global Beer Curator, Stone Brewing
- Ryan Murphy, Marketing Specialist of Beer Portfolio and Sales Activations, Karl Strauss Brewing Company
- Grant Tondro, Co-Founder, Urge Gastropubs, Mason Ale Works
- Fraser Cosh, Sales Manager, Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
- 2:00 – 2:30pm Registration Open
- 2:30 – 4:00pm Education Session
- 4:00 – 5:00pm Networking
Limited seating available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket includes 1 complimentary beer per person. Must be 21+ and show valid ID. All ticket sales are final.
- SDBG Member - $10.00
- Non-SDBG Member - $25.00
Venue: San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies, 5701 Hardy Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115
Room: 209 and 211
Parking: Attendees will park at no charge in the PS 6 lot adjacent to the Extended Studies Center building, map attached. You may park on any level of the PS 6 lot. From PS 6, the ESC building is connected to the structure to make your way to the event held in ESC 209 and 211. Parking at no charge can also be found in the PS 7 lot in the student marked spaces only and this lot has an entrance on 55th. From PS 7, use the crosswalk to walk east down Hardy, toward Campanile and the Extended Studies Center building will be on the right. The event is on the second floor rooms 209 and 211.
Beer: Attendees must pay for additional beer(s) individually. Cash only.
Dave Adams, VP of Hospitality, Green Flash Brewing Co.
A San Diego native, Dave Adams is an outspoken champion for his hometown’s craft beer community. He has become an industry insider and mentor to a new generation of craft beer fans. As Vice President of Hospitality and Certified Cicerone® at Green Flash Brewing Co., Dave leads educational beer events including tastings and food pairing in the brewery and beyond. Dave began working in the industry at Stone World Bistro and Gardens in 2006, immediately drawn in by the community spirit of the scene. As Beverage Coordinator at Churchill’s Pub and Grille (2007 – 2011), Dave was instrumental in planning a diverse beer rotation and led countless beer pairing dinners. In 2009, he became a Certified Cicerone®. Dave joined Green Flash in 2011 and embraces the brand’s pioneering, beer-first philosophy. Being enamored by beer and food, Dave created the Supper Club series which was born 5 years ago out of his passion to deliver an uncompromised beer and food pairing experience. The series takes place 4 times a year at Cellar 3 where 75 guests get to enjoy a private dining atmosphere with 6-7 courses conceptualized by some of the region’s best chefs.
A resource for internal & external education, Dave is dedicated to ensuring that the craft beer scene remains approachable and entertaining. He now heads up 3 tasting rooms in San Diego, a restaurant, a tasting room in Virginia Beach and, soon to be, a restaurant in Lincoln, NE.
Padraic Lenehan, Global Beer Curator, Stone Brewing
Ryan Murphy, Marketing Specialist of Beer Portfolio and Sales Activations, Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Ryan Murphy is a Certified Cicerone who started with Karl Strauss Brewing Company in 2010 as a Sales Representative in the highly competitive San Diego market. After 4 years he transitioned to Karl Strauss’ Marketing team as the newly appointed Craft Beer Specialist focusing on driving sales, beer education, and building successful beer-focused events. Recently Ryan was promoted to Marketing Specialist of Beer Portfolio and Sales Activations.
Grant Tondro, Co-Founder, Urge Gastropubs, Mason Ale Works
Fraser Cosh, Sales Manager, Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
Fraser Cosh was born and raised in Vista, Ca. He started a career as a chef in Austin, Texas and moved around learning new culinary techniques. While living in Northern California for some time he started to fall in love with the craft beer industry. He moved back to Vista and was hired on right way by Pizza Port Bressi Ranch as a Beertender. From the beginning, he progressed through the ranks and was promoted to OC/LA beer Sales Rep, and enjoyed the growth of a childhood pizza place turned world-renowned craft brewery by working closely with accounts and consumers. As he continued to sell and market, an opportunity was presented by Booze Brothers to be Sales Manager for a hometown brand. He currently manages distribution, sales, and customer service which is a welcome challenge for this avid beer enthusiast!
5701 Hardy Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
Sep 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST