Labatt USA Searches for Brewmaster to Lead U.S. Brewery

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Labatt USA announced it will begin a national search for a Brewmaster to lead its first brewery in the U.S. The new brewery, which will open in Buffalo, New York, later this year, will focus on innovation for Labatt. The brewery will be located at 79 Perry, a mixed-use building that is currently under redevelopment by Pegula Sports and Entertainment.

“Establishing a Buffalo-based brewery will create a new era for the brand, and the new Brewmaster will be at the forefront,” said Glen Tibbits, general manager, Labatt USA. “We’re looking for a passionate brewer who is experienced in innovation and excited about creating more ways for people to experience Labatt beer.”

The Labatt Brewmaster will experiment and develop new beer styles in the pilot brewery. Customers will have the opportunity to taste and give feedback on the beers, influencing what styles Labatt rolls out more broadly throughout its U.S. footprint.

About The Labatt USA Brewmaster

The Brewmaster will have approximately 10 years of experience brewing beer and experience drinking, sampling, experimenting, refining and enjoying beer along the way.The Brewmaster will oversee brewing operations in the pilot brewery, including selecting ingredients, creating recipes and managing brewing production and quality assurance. Candidates must have completed courses from an accredited brewing science school or possess equivalent experience. The position will be based in Buffalo, N.Y. Click here to apply.

About The John Labatt Project

The John Labatt Project, or the Labatt USA Pilot Brewery, is the main attraction at 79 Perry. The more than 70,000-square-foot building, constructed in 1919 as a manufacturing plant, is currently being redeveloped into a mixed-use facility that includes retail, commercial and residential space. The facility will celebrate the rich heritage of Labatt Beer and the city of Buffalo, and serve as an innovative beer and brewing destination. Visitors will be able to experience the brewing process inside of the pilot brewery and help Labatt explore new beer styles.

The Labatt USA Pilot Brewery is set to open in fall 2018.

About Labatt USA

Proudly headquartered in Buffalo, New York, Labatt USA has imported Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light from Canada since 1951. Today, Labatt Blue is America’s top-selling Canadian beer. Labatt Blue has become the premier Canadian pilsener in the Great Lakes region and expansion markets across the United States. First brewed in Canada in 1847, Labatt continues to carry on the tradition and heritage of the great outdoors. Labatt USA is owned by Rochester-based North American Breweries.

About North American Breweries

North American Breweries, headquartered in Rochester, New York is among the top 10 brewers in the United States. NAB owns exclusive rights to import and market the Labatt family of brands and the Imperial brand of beer in the U.S.

NAB’s portfolio includes: The Genesee Brewing Company in Rochester, New York; The Magic Hat Brewing Company in Burlington, VT; Portland Brewing Company in Portland, OR; Pyramid Brewing in Seattle, WA; and Seagram’s Escapes. The breweries each have an alehouse focused on delivering a customer experience around the beer.

Along with its own brands, NAB contract brews beer and other alcoholic beverages on behalf of other companies. For more information, please visit Always enjoy responsibly.

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