Grand Teton Brewing Names Max Shafer New Brewmaster

Grand Teton Brewing Press Release: Max Shafer appointed as new Brewmaster

VICTOR, ID – Grand Teton BrewingCompany, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, is proud to announce the appointment of Max Shafer to the position of Brewmaster.

Grand Teton Brewing is pleased to announce, Max Shafer, age 26, has been appointed the brewery’s new Brewmaster. Max joined Grand Teton Brewing’s production team in August2012. After learning all aspects of their packaging operations, Max rapidly advanced to brewing and cellar operations. His passion for learning and producing distinctive beers led him to their fledging Barrel-Aging Program. Ina few short years, Max has grown Grand Teton Brewing’s Barrel-Aging Program from the initial twelve casks to two hundred casks that are now routinely producing award winning barrel-aged beers. His insatiable thirst to learn more about the science and art of producing great beers led Max to Siebel Institute ofTechnology in early 2016. Returning to the brewery in Spring 2016, Max was appointed Cellar Master. He has continued to make significant contributions to both the Cellar operations and Barrel-Aging Program at Grand Teton Brewing.

As Brewmaster, Max follows his mentor, Rob Mullin, who elected to relocate from eastern Idaho toThree Notch’d Brewing Company in Charlottesville, Virginia after fifteen years as Grand Teton Brewing’s Brewmaster. Mullin leaves behind the legacy of several popular award winning Grand Teton Brewing beers,including Black Cauldron Imperial Stout, Bitch Creek American Brown Ale, and208 Session Ale.

“I am very excited to take over as Brewmaster at Grand Teton Brewing. While my career is very young, it all started here and I think that is evident when you walk around the brewery- ranging from our pilot program all the way to our wood cellar. I wish Rob all the best in his new endeavor and cannot thank him enough for the years of mentorship and I look onward to what is to come later in our careers. I have big shoes to fill, literally and figuratively; Rob’s feet are way bigger than mine. “ – Max Shafer, Grand Teton Brewing Brewmaster

Brewbound Job Board

The leading job board for the beer industry. Featuring hundreds of jobs from leading breweries and associated companies.

Brewbound Marketplace Listing

The Brewbound Marketplace features listings for equipment, services, and more. Post a listing today.

Brewbound's Database of Breweries

Brewbound's database of breweries includes thousands of breweries from around the world.


Beer Events Calendar

A public calendar of events that are happening in the beer industry

View calendar | Post Event
Brewbound Live Winter 2020

Santa Monica, CA ● Dec. 3+4, 2020

Early Registration Open
Brewbound Podcast

The Brewbound Podcast features interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes every Thursday.

Brewbound Job Board

A weekly live-streamed discussion series with beer industry leaders and watchers on the business adjustments being made during the COVID-19 crisis and the future of the industry.