BEND, OR - Deschutes Brewery has promoted Adam Birdwell to the newly formed position of account sales specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area. An employee at the brewery’s flagship pub in downtown Bend, Oregon for the last year, Birdwell will relocate to the Bay Area to help establish and manage relationships with distributors and retail accounts in the area.
“Adam has proven to be a valuable team member over the last several months, and has gained high-level knowledge of our beers and business,” said Eric Kremer, sales zone manager for the brewery. “He will use that knowledge in his new position to help us create and maintain important relationships in the San Francisco area, one of our key markets.”
In his new position, Birdwell will assist in managing a distributor network base and a large number of client accounts. He will also assist distributor staff in managing Deschutes Brewery craft beer brands, including working with retailers to identify and establish goals. He will also provide customer education on Deschutes Brewery and craft beers, a role for which his past position with the Deschutes Brewery Public House prepared him well.
Birdwell, whose brother Scott Birdwell is a brewer for the company, has spent the last five years in customer service as a waiter in Tahoe-Donner and in Bend. He holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from California State University, and also holds a certificate from the university to teach logic and critical thinking.
About Deschutes Brewery:
Founded in 1988 as a brew pub in downtown Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is known for such brands as Black Butte Porter, its flagship brew and the nation’s number one selling craft porter, and the popular Mirror Pond Pale Ale. In addition to its original Bend pub, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District in 2008. The company’s main brewing facility is located in Bend’s Old Mill District and produces approximately 250,000 barrels of beer annually for distribution in 19 states and two provinces. To find out more, visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.