Come together with GoTab and three incredibly accomplished craft brewery operators, including:
Mark your calendar for January 16th at 1 pm ET and secure your spot now!
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Kevin Carr, Founder, Community Beer, the 3rd largest independently-owned craft brewery in Texas
A native of Dallas, Kevin has a diverse background in various areas of business. He has been a part of five entrepreneurial ventures over the past 25 years - ranging from financial services, internet technologies, and manufacturing. Through the 1990’s and 2000’s Kevin was an avid homebrewer for over 15 years and developed a passion for quality craft beer. As owner of a legal software company, he would travel all over the country – and internationally - serving his clients and appearing as a speaker at many industry conferences. While on the road, he'd always make a point to seek out local craft beer offerings.
However, as much as he loved his hometown, he was disappointed there were no craft breweries in Dallas proper. This prompted him to begin researching what it would take to open a Dallas-based brewery. That research took him to beer-centric cities such as Denver and Portland to better understand the industry, and the inner-workings of running a brewery. He then began what would be a 2.5 year process with the goal of opening a Dallas-based brewery. Community Beer Company was launched in January 2013.
Under Kevin’s leadership, Community Beer Company has grown to be the 3rd largest independently-owned craft brewery in Texas, built a strong fan following, and has won multiple awards for its beer.
In May 2021, the brewery moved its entire operation to a new 70,000 square foot facility just down the highway from its old location. The new facility provides space to expand, a two-story taproom, biergarten, restaurant and the ability to launch new products such as: spirts, wine, non-alcoholic beer, hard seltzers, carbonated water, hop tea, and hop water. This new facility provides a visible, central location where we can deliver on Kevin's vision of what he wanted the brewery to represent: providing quality local craft beer to our community and offering a place for the community to gather, all while giving back to the community via the brewery’s charity – The Greater Good – which supports various programs such as: disaster relief, the homeless, the deaf, dog adoptions, and a cycling team that raises money for causes such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, the Boys and Girls Club, and cancer research.
Morgan O’Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, FlyteCo Brewing, a 20,000 square foot brewpub housed in Denver’s historic Stapleton Airport Tower
Introducing Morgan O'Sullivan, a dynamic entrepreneur and leader in the brewing industry. Morgan holds a B.A. in sociology from Willamette University, showcasing a foundation in understanding societal dynamics that undoubtedly contributes to his success in business.
With a diverse background in sales within the Petroleum Industry and Telecom, Morgan brought a wealth of experience to the brewing world, infusing innovation and strategic thinking into the industry. Prior to his ventures in brewing, Morgan's career spanned across various roles, displaying versatility and adaptability.In 2014, Morgan co-founded FlyteCo Brewing, driven by a fervor for entrepreneurship, a love for crafting exceptional beers, and a unique passion for aviation. After years of meticulous research and successful fundraising endeavors, FlyteCo Brewing took flight in March 2019, marking the beginning of an exciting journey.
In the face of the challenges posed by 2020, Morgan's resilience and leadership skills ensured the survival and success of FlyteCo Brewing. Undeterred by adversity, the team continued to soar, and in August 2022, they celebrated the grand opening of their second location, FlyteCo Tower.
Within the FlyteCo Brewing family, Morgan has donned various hats, including roles such as beer tender, keg washer, and beer delivery, showcasing his hands-on approach and commitment to every aspect of the business. Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer, Morgan plays a pivotal role in steering the company towards new heights. Morgan O'Sullivan's journey exemplifies a perfect blend of education, industry experience, and entrepreneurial spirit. His dedication to the craft, coupled with his strategic vision, has propelled FlyteCo Brewing to become a prominent player in the brewing landscape.
Philippe Verain, Director of F&B Operations & Executive Chef, Altstadt Brewery, the jaw-dropping German-inspired craft brewery and restaurant group based in Fredericksburg, Texas
Originally from Grenoble France, Philippe started cooking with his grandmother at age 6 flipping crepes. A Summa Cum Laude graduate from l’Ecole International Le Cordon Bleu and Michelin kitchen trained. He has traveled Europe; Canada and the US fine tuning his skills and brings over 20 years of culinary experience from several well-known high volume concepts from casual to fine dining. Philippe’s favorite style of beer is Hefeweizen yet appreciates them all. Cheers!
Kevin, Morgan and Philippe will talk about shifting consumer expectations and preferences and the steps they take to continuously innovate and raise their level of hospitality and guest-centricity.
Tim McLaughlin, GoTab Co-Founder and CEO and Co-Founder of Caboose Brewing Company in Vienna, VA will join as moderator.
GoTab helps restaurants, breweries, food halls, hotels, and other venues improve the guest experience and address substantial inefficiencies that continue to plague the hospitality and retail industry. Featuring a sophisticated POS that can optionally integrate with other popular POS and property management systems (PMS), GoTab also includes a robust bar and kitchen display system (KDS) with integrated two-way messaging to optimize operations and delivery. GoTab’s platform empowers every guest and staff member to make the most sensible, convenient choices for their scenario while maintaining appropriate controls.
GoTab creates measurable benefits for its operators, driving increased spend while reducing operating costs. GoTab operators’ guest spend per labor hour (SPLH) of $83 is 84% above the industry median. Moreover, GoTab operators spend an average of 14% less on labor than standard industry benchmarks typically adding an additional 4% to the bottom line.
Founded in 2016, GoTab processes over $500M in gross merchandise value (GMV) annually with operations across 39 U.S. states, Canada and growing.
Prior to co-founding GoTab, McLaughlin led Siteworx, Inc., an e-commerce and digital experience agency with clients including PayPal, Goldman Sachs, VeriSign, Bain & Co., and Thermo Fisher Scientific, to a successful PE exit in 2012. Subsequent to Siteworx, Tim and his wife Jen co-founded Caboose Brewing Co., an upscale 2 location brewery and farm-to-table concept based in Vienna, Virginia. Tim is also owner of craft beer and cider distributor, Ferment Nation. In 2022, Insider named Tim to its annual Restaurant Innovators Power Players list, and Inc. recognized GoTab as a Power Partner for the company’s proven track record supporting entrepreneurs and helping startups grow.
Join us for this engaging conversation with three of the craft brewery industry’s most dynamic innovators and entrepreneurs.