Brewers Association Seats 2018 Board of Directors

BOULDER, Colo. —The Brewers Association (BA) — the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers — announced its 2018 board of directors.

Eric Wallace, co-founder and president, Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, CO), stepped into the role of board chair. He has served on the board in various capacities since 2011.

Additionally, new board members Larry Horwitz, brewmaster at Four String Brewing (Columbus, OH) and Jose Mallea, co-owner of Biscayne Bay Brewing (Miami, FL) were appointed by the BA board of directors as at-large representatives. These at-large appointees serve to increase small brewer representation. Horwitz and Mallea join newly elected brewpub representatives Tim Brady of Whetstone Station (Brattleboro, VT) and Julie Verratti of Denizens Brewing (Silver Spring, MD).

“My term as board chair promises to be a period full of challenges and continuing change, of shifting business models, changing rules and regulations, acquisitions and consolidation,” said Wallace. “This commotion will create opportunities for the BA board and staff to try new ideas, new solutions and new efforts ‘to promote and protect American craft brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.’ I encourage the brewing community to take advantage of the myriad of resources made available by the BA and to join our collective efforts to extend CBMTRA, and to educate consumers about where their beer comes from and how their purchasing decisions impact their communities through supporting the independent craft seal campaign.  I look forward to serving.”

The 2018 Brewers Association Board of Directors is made up of the following members:

(*indicates new to board in 2018)

Executive Committee

  • Chair – Eric Wallace,Left Hand Brewing Co, Longmont, CO
  • Vice Chair – Dan Kleban,Maine Beer Co, Freeport, ME
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co, Ashland, OR
  • Past Chair –Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Co, Portland, ME
  • Brewers Association President & CEO –Bob Pease

American Homebrewers Association Representative Board Members

  • Chris P. Frey, Saline, MI
  • Roxanne Westendorf, Cincinnati, OH

At-Large Board Members

  • Jim Koch, Boston Beer Co, Boston, MA
  • Tom McCormick, California Craft Brewers Association, Sacramento, CA
  • *Larry Horwitz, Four String Brewing Co, Columbus, OH
  • *Jose Mallea, Biscayne Bay Brewing Co, Miami, FL

Brewpub Representative Board Members

  • *Tim Brady, Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery, Brattleboro, VT
  • Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co, Ashland, OR
  • Sean Casey,Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cyrena Nouzille, Ladyface Ale Companie, Agoura Hills, CA
  • *Julie Verratti, Denizens Brewing Co, Silver Springs, MD

Packaging Brewery Representative Board Members

  • Leslie Henderson, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co, Kiln, MS
  • Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Dan Kleban,Maine Beer Co, Freeport, ME
  • John Mallett, Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Galesburg, MI
  • Garrett Marrero, Maui Brewing Co, Kihei, HI
  • Wynne Odell, Odell Brewing Co, Fort Collins, CO
  • Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Co, Portland, ME
  • Eric Wallace, Left Hand Brewing Co, Longmont, CO

Committee Chairs

  • AHA Governing–Roxanne Westendorf
  • Brewpub–Cyrena Nouzille
  • Diversity – Julie Verratti
  • Events – Leslie Henderson
  • Executive – Eric Wallace
  • Finance – Larry Chase
  • Governance –Wynne Odell
  • Government Affairs – Dan Kleban
  • Market Development– Garrett Marrero
  • Public Relations & Marketing – Steve Hindy
  • Technical– John Mallett

“Our board is the guiding force behind everything we do at the Brewers Association,” said Bob Pease, president & CEO, Brewers Association. “Together, we will work to strengthen the independent craft brewing community and support all of our members at every stage of their development. I look forward to working with this excellent and passionate group of brewers.”

The board of directors guides the strategic direction of the BA and governs the activities of the professional division of the BA, as well as the American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Publications and BA events including the Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America and SAVOR.

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine, and Brewers Publications is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru mobile app. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

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