Breweries & Distilleries



Breweries & Distilleries

The Brewers/Distillers Roundtable

We are the premiere learning organization for small and mid-size craft breweries/distilleries.  We focusing on all facets of owning, operating and running a brewery/distillery. Our goal is to learn from each other’s wins and losses to arrive at best practices for your business.  Membership is only open to brewery/distillery owners or management level employees.  We discuss high level issues such as but not limited to Distribution, Inventory Management, Growth, Supplies, Equipment, Event Strategy, Employee Issues and other topics your group want to discuss. Legislative and Guild discussions are excluded.

The group is run by Brian P Boak, (past owner of BOAKS Beer)

What is The Roundtable?
A peer-learning forum open to owners of breweries/distilleries. The Brewers/Distillers Roundtable covers all facets of running a brewery/distillery including, distribution, inventory management, growth, promotion, tasting rooms, supplies, equipment, event strategy, employee issues and general management challenges. Discussion are set based on attendee interest and moderated to keep the conversation going.

How long are the meetings?
The meetings are 60 to 90 minutes with a Hard Stop at 90 minutes so you can plan your day/night. We start on time and end on time!!

Where are the meetings?
Meeting locations rotate between active members’ breweries/distilleries to keep travel time fair for all.

How big are the groups?
Discussion groups are limited to a twelve members to ensure a good mix of experience and productive conversation.

Why join?
Nobody is great at everything. The Brewers/Distillers Roundtable members learn from each other’s experiences to discover best practices for their own brewery/distillery.

What is required to join?
While there is no fee, the size-limited structure of meetings requires members to commit to attend a vast majority of The Brewers/Distillers Roundtable meetings.

How often are the meeting?
Meetings are held every other month. Contact us for the date and location of the next meeting.

Brian P. Boak, CPRIA, CLU, LUTCF
Fee-Only Insurance Fiduciary, P&C
973-570-6381
BBoak@BOAKS.com