Ward comes to the GCB team with several years of experience brewing at Redlands, CA based Hanger 24 Brewery. Having literally worked his way up the food chain at Hanger 24 — Ward held positions as cellar man, assistant brewer, senior brewer and brewery manager. He will join the GCB team in mid-August.
“I’m very excited to begin this new journey with the Grand Canyon Brewing Company. There’s a lot of room for growth and improvement and opportunities to experiment with new beer styles and recipes,” said Ward.
In addition to maintaining a high level of quality control and consistency with GCB’s current lineup of craft beers, both brewers will work closely and focus on the development and expansion of flavor profiles that capture the Grand Canyon State of Mind.
“Josh has some great ideas and brings invaluable experience to the Grand Canyon Brewing team. I’m thrilled that he is joining us this month and look forward to working with him. I’m also very excited to see Jeff taking on the lead brewer role. His insight, experience and expertise will be of great value as we continue to grow,” said John Peasley, owner of the Grand Canyon Brewing Company.
Earlier this year, the GCB announced expansion plans and the development of a new 27,000 sq. ft. production facility in Williams, AZ. Hiring new brewery staff will help the GCB achieve higher craft beer production and development at the new location.
About The Grand Canyon Brewing Company
The Grand Canyon Brewing Company is located in historic downtown Williams, AZ at 233 W. Route 66. This family owned and operated microbrewery produces a dozen different specialty craft brews each year. They recently began production on a new 22 oz Bomber bottle featuring their revolutionary new Flavor Bomb beer flavoring widget. For more information about the Grand Canyon Brewing Company, visit online at www.grandcanyonbrewery.com and be sure to “like” us in Facebook at www.facebook.com/grandcanyonbrewery.
The Grand Canyon Brewing Company made history in March, 2013 as the first craft brewery to expand into the Nevada market. With sights set on eventually expanding into Southern California, New Mexico and Colorado, the Grand Canyon Brewing Company has taken a huge leap representing the notoriety of the Grand Canyon State through this market expansion.
While in the Williams, AZ area, patrons can enjoy Grand Canyon Brewing’s hand-crafted beer at the Cruisers Route 66 Café located next door to the brewery. Cruisers has all of the GCB beers on tap including Sunset Amber Ale, Horseshoe Bend Pale Ale, American Pilsner, Black Iron IPA, WhiteWater Wheat and more. For more information about the Cruiser’s Route 66 Café visit www.cruisers66.com and be sure to stop in the next time you’re near the southern rim!