From Grain to Glass – Understanding the World of Bay Area Craft Brewing

  • March 10, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
  • Devil's Canyon Brewing Company, San Carlos, CA


  • For Members of CSCMP
  • Pay at the door

Registration is closed

The San Francisco Bay Area has a storied history of beer making. During the gold rush dozens of breweries thrived in the area. Prohibition put a halt to the progress, but almost 100 years later the Craft Beer industry in the Bay Area is alive and strong.

We invite you to join CSCMP-SFRT members and guests on the evening of March 10th for an informative and enjoyable event taking place at Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company. During the panel discussion titled, "From Grain to Glass, a Conversation on Bay Area Craft Brewing”, attendees will hear from three Craft Beer industry innovators. Enjoy a brewery tour, a pint, and an in-depth discussion from brewer to supplier.

Just like any industry craft brewers must provide enough product on time to meet the level of demand, plan production capacity, coordinate raw material purchasing and intermediate production, and work with the constraints that limit which product can be made on which equipment. In addition, many favorite brews are seasonal and require product line changes throughout the year with short windows of opportunity.

Program Panelists

Chris Garrett
Founder & CEO,
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

Chris Garrett is founder and CEO of Devil's Canyon Brewing Company, a regional brewing company based in San Carlos, CA.  He also currently serves on the board of directors for a material recovery center in Portland Oregon, Greenway Recycling.  His background spans across agribusiness, internet technologies, beverage manufacturing, sustainability, consumer product goods, design, construction, and community stewardship.

Patrick Horn
Co-Founder & CEO,
Headlands Brewery

Patrick was the co-founder and CEO of Pacific Brewing Laboratory, named 2011 San Francisco Nano Brewery of the year. At Headlands Brewery he heads up day-to-day operations, sales strategy and marketing. He is an avid surfer, swimmer and runner. Before jumping into the beer business he spent 10 years as a lobbyist in Washington, DC. Patrick believes that beer is the great social equalizer.

Rob Bolch
CEO & Partner
Ciatti Craft Beverages

Rob has over 20 years of experience in the global beverage alcohol industry. Having worked in various operational, production, supply chain management, sales/marketing, distributor support, and Executive roles while in the Domestic and International Beer and Wine businesses of the Foster’s Group/Treasury Wine Estates group.

Ciatti Craft is a Supplier to the Craft Beverages industry – hops, barrels, fruit and grape concentrate. Based in San Rafael, CA, Ciatti operates in 8 countries.

Program Moderator

Greg Matter
Executive Vice President,
JLL, Silicon Valley

Greg Matter is an Executive Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle and leader of its Advanced Manufacturing Group. Mr. Matter specializes in assisting his clients with their real estate strategies. From portfolio strategy to local market execution, his delivery model integrates business consulting strategies with a full range of implementation services enabling him to secure real estate solutions that best support the client’s operational goals and objectives.

Event Program: Thursday, March 10

  • 5:30 PM Registration, Networking and Brewery Tour
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 7:00 PM Program Speaker plus Q&A
  • 8:30 PM Program ends
Event Pricing:
     CSCMP Member
     General Admission
     Student    $30
     Full Table of 8 (must register each person)  $480

    Event Location

    Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
    935 Washington Street
    San Carlos, CA 94070

    Dinner Menu:

    A delicious barbecue buffet will be served that includes:

    Barbecue ribs and chicken, watermelon salad, vegetarian chili beans, corn on the cob, corn bread, and triple chocolate brownies.

    Event Chair

    Greg Matter

    Individual Event Sponsorship Opportunities

    Interested in sponsoring this or future CSCMP SFRT event? Contact for information.

    Global Leader Sponsor:


    Friend of The Roundtable Sponsors:

    Global Supply Chain Logistics

    Prism Logistics

    CH Robinson

    Supporter of the Roundtable Sponsors:

    ALOM: The Strategic Link in Your Supply Chain 


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