Kansas City, MO – With almost 20 years of experience in the craft beer world, Neil Witte is pleased to announce the launch of a new company, Craft Quality Solutions. This business will be the first in the nation to provide scalable, market-based quality audits and services to the craft beer industry.
“Assuring the quality of beer from the time it leaves the brewery to the moment it gets to the consumer is widely recognized to be critically important, yet it’s often neglected,” said Witte. “Most craft brewers are concerned about maintaining the integrity of their beer through the distribution and retail channels, but many lack the resources to commit to a full-time field quality representative. Craft Quality Solutions aims to help fill that gap.”
Witte brings a wealth of knowledge to the new venture, spending 16 years overseeing field quality and training at Boulevard Brewing Company and Duvel Moortgat USA. In that capacity, he earned a reputation as an expert in draught beer system design and maintenance. Witte co-authored the Brewers Association’s Draught Beer Quality Manual, and is a skilled educator, working extensively with distributor teams on all facets of beer knowledge and field quality assurance. “Neil has been a valued asset to Boulevard and Duvel USA for nearly two decades,” said Jeff Krum, president of Duvel USA. “Though his knowledge and expertise will be sorely missed, we’re sure he’ll continue to be a tireless promoter of craft beer integrity.”
Witte is one of only 11 individuals in the world to hold a Master Cicerone® certification. The fourth and highest level accreditation of the Cicerone Certification Program, Master Cicerone recognizes an exceptional understanding of brewing, beer, and pairing, combining outstanding tasting abilities with an encyclopedic knowledge of commercial beers.
About Craft Quality Solutions
Craft Quality Solutions is the first company of its kind, providing market-based quality auditing and services to craft brewers, distributors and retailers. For more information, visit www.craftqualitysolutions.com, www.facebook.com/craftqualitysolutions or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fieldquality.