upcoming events
Thursday, JULY 27, 2017
The Business of Beer


Old Irving Brewing - 4419 West Montrose Ave.

****Conveniently located one block east of the Kennedy Expwy. and Montrose CTA Blue Line
Station, with free on-street parking. Five blocks east of Mayfair Metra MD-N Station.
Few manufacturing industries in Chicago and Illinois have grown in the last several years like the brewery business.  Craft breweries, brewpubs, retail stores, and restaurants are at once competing and collaborating to tap into the thirst of casual drinkers and epicureans.

Join CAPAG for a lively evening hosted by Old Irving Brewing featuring a panel discussion with four of Chicago’s top brewmasters, followed by a tour and beer samples accompanied by delicious appetizers.  We’ll gather in OIB’s dramatic beer hall for the show, tell, and taste.

You’ll learn why Chicago is attracting creative beverage entrepreneurs, the regulatory challenges to expansion, capital investment (those large silver kettles, pots, tanks, and pumps) supply chain management of the raw goods needed for craft excellence, and the quest for shelf space and broad distribution to stores, bars and restaurants.

Our panel of suds experts includes:

·         Trevor Rose-Hamblin, head brewer, Old Irving Brewing
·         Kevin Cary, founder, Begyle Brewing, and president, Illinois Craft Brewers Guild
·         Pete Crowley, co-owner and brewmaster, Haymarket Pub and Brewery
·         Gerrit Lewis, founder and brewer, Pipeworks Brewing Co.

CAPAG's monthly speakers series covers a wide range of topics. Speakers at our events include: elected officials, panel discussions, current legislative initiatives, and "off-campus" outings. Pictured below is a snapshot of past CAPAG events.
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​​Politics & Poker with Crain's Chicago Business Political Columnist Greg Hinz
​​Are you ready for the 2018 election? Gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar speaks
​​Andrea Zopp, City of Chicago Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Officer
​​Cindy Canary speaks to CAPAG on the Independent Map Amendment​
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​​The Real Impacts of Social Impact Investing
  • Kurt Summers - City of Chicago Treasurer
  • Jimmy Lee - Goodcity Chicago
  • ​William Towns - Benefit Chicago

​​​How to Change Chicago's Violence Academic​​​ ​
  • Senator Kwame Raoul - 13th State Senate District
  • Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia - Department of Corrections
  • Karen Teitelbaum - Sinai Health System

​​​Drowning in Debt: How to Preserve Illinois Municipalities
  • Andy Dillon - Conway MacKenzie
  • Kim Lewis - Dinsmore & Shohl
  • Ed Bachrach - Chairman at the Center for Pension Integrity
  • Eric Madiar - Madiar Government Relations
  • Hector Negroni - Fundamental Credit Opportunities