Middleton, WI—On Friday October 24, at the 2014 Capital Brewery annual wholesaler meeting, Brian Destree, Director of Operations, announced that Capital Assistant Brewer, Ashley Kinart, is being promoted to the position of Brew Master. Brian commented “I am very pleased that Ashley has accepted the increased responsibility that comes with her new role and I am confident that she will flourish in it.”
This appointment is effective October 27th. Ashley will be instrumental in overseeing the high quality of the award winning Capital Brewery portfolio and continue to develop new styles, following the success of her ‘Fishin in the Dark’ limited release. She will continue to report to Brian. This appointment will allow Mr. Destree to focus more of his attention on the construction and start-up of the new Capital Brewery production facility in Sauk City, WI.
Ashley has been employed at Capital Brewery for 2 years in the role of Assistant Brewer. Prior to coming to Capital Brewery, she served as Assistant Beer Manager at The Old Fashioned on the Capitol Square in Madison. Miss Kinart is a UW Madison graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Ashley then received an International Brewing Diploma from the Siebel Institute of Technology at the Doemens Academy in Munch, Germany.
Ashley, who grew up in Brookfield, WI, is also a member of the Pink Boots Society. The Pink Boots Society is a national organization that empowers women beer professionals to advance their careers in the beer industry through education.
Founded on March 14, 1984, Capital brewed its first batch of beer in the spring of 1986. The company has received over 200 major awards in both domestic and international competitions in over 15 categories. Capital Brewery beers have been available in cans since 1997. Capital was named Grand National Champion in the 2013 US Open Beer Championship, winning six medals.
Capital Brewery is a registered trademark of Capital Brewery Company, Incorporated. Fishin’ in the Dark is a trademark of Capital Brewery Co., Inc.