Lord Hobo Brewing Co. has appointed industry veteran Brian Walsh as the Woburn, Massachusetts-based craft brewery’s new CEO. The company informed employees today that Walsh, who last served as CEO of Smuttynose Brewing Company, has assumed the post from Lord Hobo founder Daniel Lanigan, who will remain a member of the company’s board of directors.
Newly appointed Duvel USA president Seraf De Smedt and members of the company’s leadership team discussed the path forward today nearly five months after the revelation of a toxic work environment led to leadership changes at the top of Boulevard Brewing Company. “We’ve focused a lot the last few months on collaboration and really having transparent and honest conversations,” vice president of communication and culture Julie Weeks told Brewbound.
North Coast Brewing Company has hired Marten “Marty” Compton as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing.
Jacob McKean, the founder and CEO of Modern Times, has resigned from his role after the San Diego craft brewery was named several times as a hostile workplace on a social media account that began sharing industry employees’ experiences of widespread sexism in the beer industry.
Sierra Nevada VP of sales Nick Lundquist has resigned from the company “to pursue other opportunities,” according to a note shared with wholesalers by Joe Whitney, the Chico, California-headquartered craft brewery’s chief commercial officer.
Atlanta-headquartered Monday Night Brewing announced plans today to open a 3,000 sq. ft. taproom in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood, according to the Nashville Business Journal.
Goose Island creates several innovation roles; former Brewbound editor joins Athletic Brewing as emerging brands manager; and Boulevard brings on HR director.
Pabst president and general manager Matt Bruhn will depart the company on May 14, Pabst shared with wholesalers in an update provided to Brewbound. Bruhn’s forthcoming departure follows nearly four years at the company. He joined Pabst as chief marketing officer in November 2017 and was promoted to president and general manager in September 2018.
Four days after announcing a succession plan for its top leadership post, Anheuser-Busch InBev revealed several executive leadership changes with its wholesaler partners, effective immediately.
Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito will step down after 15 years at the helm of the world’s largest beer manufacturer, effective July 1, and North America zone president Michel Doukeris will supplant him, the company announced today.
The Beer Institute (BI) has named Troy Wittek as director of research for the national trade association; the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has named Erin Donar as VP of communications; Josh Halpern is the new CEO of Shaquille O’Neal’s fast casual fried chicken restaurant Big Chicken and Beer Park; and more people moves.
Twisted Pine Brewing, one of Boulder’s oldest and most award-winning breweries, has welcomed Jeff Griffith to the team as their new head brewer. Griffith brings over 15 years of professional brewing experience to Twisted Pine, notably as Odyssey Beerwerks’ Director of Brewery Operations and as FATE Brewing’s Head Brewer.
Heineken-owned Lagunitas Brewing has named Tony Amaral head of sales, following the departure of Tom McReavy, who formerly led the Petaluma, California-based craft brewery’s sales division before taking the top sales role at Stone Brewing last month.
DrinkTanks is pleased to announce the addition of Caroline Macdonell as the new Director of Marketing. Macdonell will be responsible for the development and day-to-day operations of the brand.