Boulder, CO • February 27, 2013-The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America's small and independent craft brewers, is pleased to announce its 2013 Board of Directors.
Chair - Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
Vice Chair - Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
Past Chair - Nick Matt, F.X. Matt Brewing Co, Utica, NY
Secretary/Treasurer - Mark Edelson, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Wilmington, DE
Charlie Papazian, Brewers Association President
American Homebrewers Association Representative Board Members
Chris Graham, Beer, Beer & More Beer, Concord, CA
Chris P. Frey, Saline, MI
At-Large Board Members
Nick Matt, F.X. Matt Brewing Co, Utica, NY
Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing, Portland, ME
Brewpub Representative Board Members
Steve Bradt, Free State Brewing Co, Lawrence, KS
Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co, Ashland, OR
Mark Edelson, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Wilmington, DE
John Pinkerton, Moon River Brewing Co, Savannah, GA
Packaging Brewery Representative Board Members
Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Chico, CA
Stephen Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
Kim Jordan, New Belgium Brewing Co, Fort Collins, CO
John Mallet, Bell's Brewery, Inc., Galesburg, MI
Eric Wallace, Left Hand Brewing Co, Longmont, CO
"I look forward to another productive year, working with my fellow craft brewers on the Brewers Association's Board of Directors," said Sam Calagione. "The diversity of breweries represented on our board, in terms of scale, geography and business model, reflects the diversity of our membership really well. Together, we will continue our work to promote and protect this community of innovative and inspired craft brewers."
The Board provides strategic direction for the Brewers Association, which comprises more than 1,600 U.S. brewery members, 36,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association along with members of the allied trade, beer wholesalers, individuals, and other associate members.
"The craft brewing community continues to see great growth as beer lovers across the country enjoy and educate themselves about craft beer," added Charlie Papazian, president, Brewers Association. "We're thrilled to have these leaders at the helm, helping to guide the flourishing evolution of craft beer."
The Brewers Association Board of Directors also has several standing committees that work with members and staff focusing on specific areas to help achieve Association goals.
Committee chairs include:
AHA Governing - Jake Keeler
Brewpub - John Pinkerton
Communications - Chris P. Frey
Events - Steve Bradt
Executive - Sam Calagione
Export Development Program - Brett Joyce
Finance - Mark Edelson
Governance - Steve Bradt
Government Affairs - Gary Fish
Market Development Committee - Rob Tod, Fred Matt
Public Relations & Marketing - Kim Jordan
Technical - Ken Grossman, John Mallett
Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.
About the Brewers Association:
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today's craft brewers and homebrewers.
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.