After five years at the helm of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG), executive director Danielle D’Alessandro will depart at the end of September. Nils Weldy has been named the first executive director of the Charlotte Independent Brewers Alliance (CIBA), a nonprofit organization that advocates for breweries and cideries in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is reshuffling its commercial leadership team in the U.S. on the heels of the July promotion of Brendan Whitworth as North American Zone and U.S. CEO.
Left Hand Brewing has added three directors to its board, including former Brewers Association (BA) craft beer program director Julia Herz, the brewery announced today. Herz along with Connect for Health Colorado CEO Kevin Patterson and attorney Anton V. Dworak will join the board of the Longmont, Colorado-headquartered craft brewery. For Left Hand, the restructuring of its board of directors “deepens and diversifies fields of experience in the brewery’s advisory team, strengthens community ties, and increases stock value for current employee-owners and shareholders,” the brewery said in a press release.
Breakthru Beverage Group has tapped National Restaurant Association president and CEO Tom Bené as its next CEO, effective October 4.
Brienne Allan, who sparked an industry-wide reckoning with sexual harassment by asking a single question on her personal Instagram account (@ratmagnet) in May, announced today she will step down from her role as production manager at Salem, Massachusetts-based Notch Brewing. “It’s with a heavy and hopeful heart that this Thursday will be my last day at Notch Brewing,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “I’ve never felt more supported and shared such a similar goal with a company.”
San Diego-based Mission Brewery was sold in late July to a California holding company led by Kenneth Little, a partner in Brandes Investment Partners, according to documents filed with the California Secretary of State’s Office.
Former Stone Brewing executive Pat Tiernan joined Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing as CE) this past January, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery has named Mike Parks as its next CEO, company founders Bob Bonder and Bryant Goulding announced in a letter to employees today.
Wormtown Brewery has named former Tree House Brewing office manager Kimberly Golinski as its new general manager and president, according to Worcester Magazine. Golinski succeeds Scott Metzger, who announced his departure last month from the Worcester, Massachusetts-headquartered craft brewery to become the chief operating officer at Maui Brewing.
On-demand e-commerce retailer GoPuff has closed on a $1 billion Series H funding round, bringing the valuation of the Philadelphia-headquartered company to $15 billion; India’s United Breweries is now a part of Heineken N.V. following the Dutch brewing giant’s acquisition of a controlling interest in the maker of Kingfisher; and more news.
Shipyard Brewing has appointed David Phillips as chief operating officer; Joe Heaton will depart the Beer Institute after serving as senior director of federal affairs for the national trade organization; and Constellation Brands has appointed Liz Lopez as VP of public affairs to lead on issues related to cannabis policy in the U.S.
Maui Brewing Company has appointed Scott Metzger as its next chief operating officer. Metzger, who founded Freetail Brewing Company in San Antonio, most recently served as general manager at Wormtown Brewery in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis made waves this month when he announced he was joining Veritas Fine Cannabis as an equity stakeholder and team member. The craft beer pioneer told Brewbound the cannabis industry piqued his interest several years ago, but it wasn’t until a friend from childhood who is now an investment banker introduced him to the Veritas team that he was ready to jump.
The Beer Institute (BI) today announced the hire of Danelle Kosmal as vice president of research. Kosmal will join the trade association — which represents the interests of brewers, importers and beer industry suppliers — in late August.