People had a lot of feelings after the owners of 10Barrel Brewing announced the company’s sale to AB Inbev last November. At Thursday’s PubTalk you can hear from the founders themselves about growing a beer business in Bend and ask them all your burning questions (time permitted).

Sponsored by EDCO, the first PubTalk of 2015 is already generating a lot of buzz. So get yer tickets sooner rather than later. The event will also feature pitches from two Central Oregon companies:

  • PrestoBox. Elicia Putnam from Bend-based PrestoBox will introduce the world’s first automated branding agency. Small businesses can get a whole brand, including a logo, business card and website in less than 20 minutes for under $100.
  • Y Knot Branded. Kelly Beall and Wendy Weems from Sisters-based Y Knot Branded have developed a western inspired shoe line that solves the fashion crisis between wearing cowboy boots with your favorite dress or mainstream heels.

Like most times, PubTalk is at the McMenamins Old St. Francis School in downtown Bend. The event begins at 5 p.m. You can register and purchase a ticket here. 

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at or

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