On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 the Jewish Federation of Delaware presents Craft Brews & Schmooze: a Business Networking Event Featuring Jeremy Cowan. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with area business professionals, sample a variety of He’Brew beers and learn how Jeremy turned Shmaltz Brewing Company into a craft beer success story from Jeremy himself!
Craft Brews & Schmooze is open to anyone making a tax-deductible donation of $180 to the 2013 JFD Annual Campaign, payable by December 31, 2013 (more than a year away!).
Cost: $20 includes appetizers, beer tasting, and commemorative souvenir
Register online at ShalomDelaware.org.
Earlier this year, Jeremy spoke for a group of invited guests at Lehigh University about his whirlwind journey in the craft beer business. He’Brew beer flowed freely for guests 21 and over, while Jeremy read from Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah. The response was tremendous and we thank Rabbi Seth Goren for these kind words:
“In addition to opening up about his fascinating professional journey, Jeremy humorously and humbly shared his breathtaking range of knowledge about craft beer. He was personable, gracious and warm, and all present highly enjoyed themselves.”
A good looking (and tasty) book list.
Jeremy Cowan will be heading to Nashville for a Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah reading and as the Special Guest at the Craft Brew Revue, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Nashville.
Boost your suds IQ with these standout tomes.
By Andrew Frisicano
For the aspiring entrepreneur…
Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah: How It Took 13 Years, Extreme Jewish Brewing, and Circus Sideshow Freaks to Make Shmaltz Brewing Company an International Success (Malt Shop, $16.99) By Jeremy Cowan with James Sullivan
Jeremy Cowan started the Shmaltz Brewing Company in 1996 with little more than the tongue-in-cheek name of his signature line, He’Brew. His story traces the evolution of Schmaltz from its humble beginnings in his San Francisco apartment to its current success with the He’Brew and Coney Island labels. It turns out to be an inspiring, if cautionary, tale, with detours into drug use, divorce and near bankruptcy. Cowan is an affable and irreverent storyteller, and while the beer knowledge dispensed is minimal, his mix of cheeky anecdotes and hard-earned business wisdom drives the narrative.
Beer wisdom: “[Cowan’s business plan after five years:] I figured I’d get a one-way ticket to Bangkok and go at it from there.”
The Best Jewish Food Books of 2011
By Devra Ferst
“Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah” by Jeremy Cowan with James Sullivan
Many a passionate cook and home brewer have fantasized about starting an artisanal food company someday. Jeremy Cowan, the founder and owner of He’Brew (the only American Jewish beer company we know of) documents his company’s coming of age in the beer biz in this beer-memoir. While Cowan’s book won’t give you an exact guide for how to start your own beer company it’ll give you insight into just how far enthusiasm and a bit of shtick can take you.
Sending well wishes and hopes that your 2012 is starting out as the best one yet!
If you are in the Northern California area, please join us in Nevada City for some great wit and tasty beer on January 18th. Jeremy will be doing a book reading and beer tasting at Matteo’s Pub.