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[Member Webinar] Lessons Learned and Trends for 2023 Logistics

January 12, 2023 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free – $20

2022 posed some interesting challenges and changes in the freight and logistics industry. Join the Guild for a panel discussion with Adrian Gram and Brandon Arnold of Brew Movers to learn about the new “State of Freight” for LTL and Truckload operations and how the 2023 outlook for freight capacity and rates may look in the coming year. Maltster and brewer insights from Twila Soles of Grouse Malt House and Chris Tropeano of Resident Culture Brewing will also be shared.


Pictured left to right: Adrian Gram and Brandon Arnold

Born in Cleveland, OH and now residing in Ontario, Canada, Brandon Arnold spent his early career in logistics working for some of the biggest players in the industry like CH Robinson in Chicago, IL, and XPO Logistics in Charlotte, NC. On the side, he purchased a truck and ran his own logistics company, moving general commodities across the United States.

Adrian Gram spent over a decade leading operations and sales efforts for a Fortune and S&P 500 company before shifting gears to entrepreneurship and investing. He grew up in Buffalo, NY, and now lives with his family in Charlotte, NC, where he and Brandon met and bonded over their love for craft beer and entrepreneurship.

They launched their first company together, Hatch Transportation, in 2014 with a fleet of trucks. Several years later, they founded Brew Movers in 2018. From first shipping beer to festivals and distros, Brew Movers now supports the Craft Beverage community from grain to glass. Supporting over 3,500 breweries across North America and Internationally.

Twila Soles is Maltstress and CEO of Grouse Malt House. Twila earned an undergraduate degree in Nutrition from Miami University and a Master’s degree in Food Science & Food Safety from Colorado State University. For graduate studies, she focused on malting and brewing science and bioactive and probiotic compounds. A passion for craft beer and a gluten intolerance challenged her to experiment malting and brewing with gluten-free grains as a student. She founded Grouse Malt House in 2013, a craft malting company dedicated to supplying gluten-free ingredients to the craft brewing industry. Twila is also a Founding Board Member of the North American Craft Maltster’s Guild.

Chris Tropeano co-founded Resident Culture Brewing in Charlotte, NC in 2017 with his partners Phillip and Amanda McLamb. He got his start brewing at Independence Brewing Company in Austin, TX in 2012 where he worked in packaging and cellar. In 2014, he moved to Santa Rosa, CA to work at Russian River Brewing Company where he quickly moved from cellar into a pub brewer position handling all aspects of the brewing process. As the founding brewer and co-owner at Resident Culture, his focus has been on the production of precise lagers, hop-forward IPAs, spontaneous and mixed culture ales, and barrel-aged stouts. The brewery is currently brewing about 4,000 BBLs with plans for new product lines and significant growth in 2023.


Registration is free for Craft Maltsters Guild members & $20 for non-Craft Maltsters Guild members.


Webinars take place using Zoom, a web-based platform. Access to high-speed internet is necessary to fully participate – and a headset with a microphone is recommended. A confirmation email containing Zoom Meeting details will be sent to you after you’ve registered.

Have questions? Please contact Guild ED, Jesse Bussard at [email protected].


January 12, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free – $20
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