Entrepreneurs Business Forum: Beer for Breakfast, A Micro Brewer's Story

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Name: Entrepreneurs Business Forum: Beer for Breakfast, A Micro Brewer's Story
Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Beer for Breakfast, A Micro Brewer's Story

Come hear from the founders of 21st Amendment, Nico Freccia and Shaun O'Sullivan.

Their story is of challenges, failures, triumphs and inspiration to march on as successful entrepreneurs.

(And maybe have a beer for breakfast!)


Nico Freccia, 
Nico manages all operations and business development for the 21st Amendment Brewery beer production and restaurant operations. He comes from a background of more than 25 years in the restaurant and craft beer business as a manager, beer writer and avid brewer and consultant. He co-founded the 21st Amendment Brewery with business partner Shaun O’Sullivan in 2000 and has helped grow the business to include a beer production division that is currently one of the fastest growing craft breweries in America. In addition to great craft beer, Nico enjoys an occasional good tequila, cigar and game of Texas Hold ‘em. If you’re ever at a beer festival and see a guy with a big goofy watermelon hat, vest and eyeglasses, that’s Nico. Go say hello. Nico lives in the San Francisco bay area with his wife Dana, a trauma surgeon, two daughters and menagerie of pets.

Shaun is the Co-Founder/Brewmaster and the heart and soul of the 21st Amendment Brewery.  Shaun started his brewing beginnings at the great Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley, CA. He has also brewed in San Francisco at Steelhead Brewery and 20 Tank Brewery. Shaun likes to talk and talk about beer. Shaun jumped around before finding beer. Prior to brewing Shaun was a photojournalist for a local weekly in Los Angeles shooting political and punk rock club photograph and was once offered a position in the kitchen at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Has worked as a producer for Cable News Network and as a corporate law clerk at a large New York law firm’s office in Los Angeles. Back then he was in the process of going through the hoops and hurdles of applying to either business school or law school when he jumped ship, traded in his suits for boots and was saved by beer! Hallelujah. He enjoys being a father to his amazing son, loves to travel, does a lot of that, along with cooking. Enjoys his Great Pyrenees dog, Snickers and his cat Oliver. Shaun graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a liberal arts degree but don’t hold that against him.

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2010 Williams St, San Leandro, CA 94577
Date/Time Information:
8:45 am to 10:00 am
Contact Information:
Nicole Hankton
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10
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