115 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

115 Northwest 5th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-

Oregon is a utopia for beer, contributing more than $2.3 billion to the economy and employing more than 4700 employees. With 74 brewing companies (32 in Portland alone), operating 102 brewing facilities in 45 cities in Oregon, its no wonder that we are the envy of beer lovers everywhere (source: Oregon Brewers Guild).

Join OEN at the June PubTalk where 3 Oregon Beer-preneurs: Charlie Devereaux of Double Mountain, Irene Firmat of Full Sail and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing will share their stories and answer your questions including:

What does it take to start a brewery?

Should I invest in a craft beer startup?

What’s the outlook for the industry?

A PubTalk™ in the truest sense - this is an event not to be missed!

Charlie Devereux, Double Mountain
Charlie Devereux is the co-founder of Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, located in Hood River. He holds an undergraduate degree in History of Art & Architecture from Brown University, and an MBA with a focus on Marketing & General Management from Portland State University."

Irene Firmat, Full Sail Brewing Company
Founder and CEO of the independent, employee owned Full Sail Brewing Company located in Hood River, Oregon. Founded in 1987 Full Sail has grown from a four employee company to a brewery with 85 employees and is now the eighth largest craft brewery in the country. Over the years Full Sail’s beers have earned over 100 medals and awards. Not only are Full Sail’s beers award winning so are their sustainable practices. Recently the company was named one of the "100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon" by Oregon Business Magazine, received a Sustainable Tourism award from Travel Oregon, was honored with the Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow Award (BEST) from the City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development and earned the Governor's Award for Sustainability from the State of Oregon. In addition, Firmat was recently named the 2010 Woman Executive of the Year for Small and Medium Business by Portland Business Journal.

Jamie Floyd
Jamie Floyd is part owner and Founding Brewer for Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene . He started Ninkasi 3 and a half years ago and has been in the industry for 15 years. Jamie is the current President of the Oregon Brewer's Guild. He is a BJCP judge and judges the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, organizes Home Brew competitions, and helps put on the Sasquatch beer festival for Northwest Legends Foundation he helped found. Jamie is a member of the Technical Committee for the Brewer's Association. Jamie teaches beer history, pallet training and food and beer pairing classes in his community and to the industry.

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Added by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network on May 7, 2010