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Our monthly, or bi-monthly, free speakers series that tackles everything from environmental issues and economic development to social change and politics. Started by Lenny Mendonca, the founder and owner of the Brewing Company, Brews and Views serves as both a free public forum and philanthropy; part of the evening dining proceeds benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation. Times are 6pm to 8pm, unless otherwise noted.

Nov. 14, 2017
6-8pm
Mavericks
Event Center

Cannabis Forum

Join us for a conversation about the Cannabis industry with community and civic leaders, investors and others on this important topic that will impact the San Mateo County Coast and beyond. Please note: this event will be held at our sister venue, Mavericks Event Center, 107 Broadway around the corner from the brewing company.

 

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

Charles Kosmont, Principal and CEO of Steven-Robert Originals, LLC, and CEO of Rocket Farms, Inc.

Marty LaGod, Managing Director and co-founder of Firelake Capital Management

Don Horsley, San Mateo County District 3 Supervisor

Roy Salume, Technology Professional


Nov. 16, 2017
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Smart Guns and Firearm Safety Technology

A conversation with Margot Hirsch President of Smart Tech Challenges Foundation. Smart Tech Challenges Foundation funds innovators creating smart guns and firearm safety technologies for American gun owners. Gun owners will benefit from technologies that will help prevent injuries and deaths if a firearm falls into the wrong hands.

 

BACKGROUND

Smart Tech Challenges Foundation funds innovators creating smart guns and firearm safety technologies for American gun owners. Gun owners will benefit from technologies that will help prevent injuries and deaths if a firearm falls into the wrong hands.

Smart Tech is the nation’s leading organization supporting the development of innovative solutions to prevent what Americans agree is the most preventable form of gun violence: accidental shootings and youth suicides. In 2014, the Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge granted $1 million to 15 innovators developing user-authentication and other technology to ensure the safe use of guns. Following the initial challenge, Smart Tech continues to raise awareness among investors, gun owners, and advocates on the life-saving potential of smart gun technologies.

Smart Tech supports the Second Amendment individual right to keep and bear arms. We believe that the market, not government, should drive innovation and consumer choice. Our goal is to identify technology solutions that improve gun safety and provide consumers the opportunity to purchase safer, more secure firearms. iews.

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

Margot Hirsch, President Smart Tech Foundation


Jan. 4, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

A discussion about the book The Blind Pool

We kick things off on January 4th with author Paul McHugh who will discuss his book The Blind Pool. A Russian crime ring scores entry to the USA by hooking up with thieves who use a Texas prison as their base. Agents seeking to investigate the conspiracy are betrayed by a mole inside the FBI. A relevant novel in today’s political landscape.

 

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

Paul McHugh, Writer, former editor of Outdoor Section San Francisco Chronicle, has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post and others.