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    Bill Butcher - Port City Brewing Co Headlines December DemBiz Breakfast

    Friday, December 02, 2016 at 07:30 AM · $45.00 USD · 5 rsvps
    Tower Club in Tysons Corner, VA

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    Bill Butcher, the founder of Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company

    Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council | December 2nd | Tower Club | 7:30 - 9:00am

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    Butcher, who grew up in Alexandria, leaving just long enough to graduate from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., became the founder of Port City Brewing Company in Alexandira. There are lessons for would-be brewers, vintners and distillers – and, indeed, for anyone who aspires to start their own business.

    After graduating from JMU, Butcher found himself in the wine business for 18 years, 12 of them with the Mondavi Family.  From 1996 until 2004, he represented Robert Mondavi Corp. brands throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

    In 2004, when Mondavi Corp. was acquired by Constellation Brands, Butcher joined Michael Mondavi and helped start Folio Wine Partners. Folio initially was a wine importer, but Michael Mondavi soon bought a winery in Carneros.

    At the end of 2007, Butcher and his wife Karen were travelling a lot on business, and Bill looked after the children for a couple of years. The in 2008 Butcher smelled opportunity, spent six months putting together data and information about craft brewing and developing a business plan. With the help of a SBA loan, Butcher and 10 other famlies invested in Port City Brewing which opened in 2011.

    Port City was named the Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year in 2015.

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