First off, you’re crazy if you think I’m hyperlinking all those craft breweries below. Look at this insanity! Never again. Best practices be damned! But second off, below is a mighty and impressive list of craft all-stars, so kudos to the Brewers Association for compiling such a singular selection of craft brewers for its 2015 Board of Directors.
Under the leadership of Gary Fish, founder of Deschutes Brewery (be happy I hyperlinked that!), the board governs the activities of the professional division of the BA and other Brewers Association divisions, including the American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Publications and events.
“The Brewers Association board of directors is an integral part of our community, providing strategic direction for the work we do,” said Charlie Papazian, president, Brewers Association. “Made up of craft brewing industry pioneers and leaders, the board offers critical insight into how we can best serve our membership.”
The 2015 BA Board of Directors is made up of the following members:
Chair – Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore.
Vice Chair – Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Co., Portland, Maine.
Secretary/Treasurer – Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co., Ashland, Ore.
Past Chair – Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brewers Association President – Charlie Papazian, Boulder, Colo.
Brewers Association CEO – Bob Pease, Boulder, Colo.
American Homebrewers Association Representative Board Members
Chris P. Frey, Saline, Mich.
Jake Keeler, Roseville, Minn.
At-Large Board Members
Steve Bradt, Free State Brewing Co., Lawrence, Kan.
Dan Kopman, Schlafly Beer/The Saint Louis Brewery, Saint Louis, Mo.
Scott Metzger, Freetail Brewing Co., San Antonio, Texas.
Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, Calif.
Brewpub Representative Board Members
Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co., Ashland, Ore.
Tom Dargen, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants/CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Broomfield, Colo.
Tom Flores, Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery, Frederick, Md.
Cyrena Nouzille, Ladyface Ale Companie, Agoura Hills, Calif.
Tony Simmons, Pagosa Brewing Company & Grill, Pagosa, Colo.
Packaging Brewery Representative Board Members
Steve Crandall, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Roseland, Va.
Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore.
Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kim Jordan, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.
Dan Kleban, Maine Beer Co., Freeport, Maine.
John Mallett, Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Galesburg, Mich.
Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine.
Eric Wallace, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, Colo.
“As our industry continues to advance, I look forward to working with my fellow board members and Brewers Association staff on causes of importance to our growing membership of small and independent craft brewers,” Fish added.