Longtime Vermont Cider Co. VP of sales Terry Hopper became fast-growing Montauk Brewing Company’s 10th employee in eight years.
The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s monthly Beer Purchasers’ Index bounced back from a dismal 35 reading in April to an overall index of 66 in May. Long-time Vermont Cider Co. executive Terry Hopper is exiting the maker of Woodchuck Hard Cider, effective today. And more industry news bites.
Iconic Portland, Maine craft brewery Allagash returns to Florida for a limited time; Carlsberg and Marston’s announce proposed JV; April domestic tax paid Shipments decline 4.9%; judge approves bid for bankrupt Craftworks; and more headlines from the week.
Riding a months-long wave of record-breaking growth, the Drizly Group has hired two new executives and appointed a new member of its board of directors.
In its fifth year, Lord Hobo Brewing is making some changes — the company’s packaging has gotten a makeover, there’s a new face at the helm and plans for a taproom in New York City have been scrapped. Longtime chief operating officer Nathan Whipple has moved into the role of president.
Breakthru Beverage Group, a leading North American beverage distributor with operations across the United States and Canada, today announced the appointment of Sean O’Connor as the Executive Vice President of Breakthru Beverage Florida.
Two months after Constellation Brands made a minority investment in Press Premium Alcohol Seltzer, the company’s chief commercial officer for its beer division, Bruce Jacobson, announced he is leaving the beer, wine and spirits company after 17 years to join the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based hard seltzer maker.
Yakima Chief Hops, a 100% grower-owned global hop supplier for the craft brewing industry, has introduced Ryan Hopkins as YCH’s new Chief Executive Officer, promoting Hopkins from Chief Sales Officer.
Long-time beer industry sales exec Adam Lambert is on the move. After more than a year as chief revenue officer for BrewDog USA, Lambert is joining Michigan’s Roak Brewing Company and Dark Horse Brewing Company as president.
In the latest edition of People Moves: Stone Distributing Company general manager Dave Watson is no longer leading the San Diego-headquartered craft brewery’s wholesaler division, and the company has tapped Anthony Trento as interim GM. Also, job changes at Firestone Walker, Boochcraft and Two Robbers.
After five years at the helm of Heineken N.V.-owned, Petaluma, California-based Lagunitas Brewing Company, CEO Maria Stipp is exiting the company, according to a press release. Effective February 21, Dennis Peek, who most recently served as managing director of Heineken Canada, will take over the CEO role.
Deschutes Brewery has named vice president of marketing Neal Stewart as its next vice president of sales. Stewart’s promotion to VP of sales and marketing was announced Friday during a quarterly “co-owners meeting” of the employee-owned company’s workforce.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery president and COO George Pastrana will exit the company on Friday, February 14. Boston Beer Company, which merged with the Milton, Delaware-based craft brewery last year, confirmed Pastrana’s pending departure from the company.
Kings & Convicts, the Chicago-area craft brewery that reached an agreement to acquire Ballast Point and its multiple taprooms from Constellation Brands in December, has hired industry sales veteran Mike Giordano as vice president of sales for the San Diego craft brand.