Cue the introductory horns! The Brewers Association (BA) — the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers — has established and announced its 2016 Board of Directors (and it’s a who’s who of the craft industry).
The board, which governs the activities of the professional division of the BA and other Brewers Association divisions, including the American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Publications and events, is led by newly elected chair Rob Tod, founder of Allagash Brewing Co.
“I have always been a proud member of the craft brewing community. It is a great honor to take the helm of the Board of Directors and work alongside my colleagues and esteemed craft brewers,” Tod said. “It’s a dynamic time in our industry, and I look forward to working with my fellow board representatives, Brewers Association staff and our members, on the issues that matter most to our community.”
Drum roll, please … The 2016 BA Board of Directors is made up of the following members:
Chair – Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Co, Portland, Maine
Vice Chair – Eric Wallace, Left Hand Brewing Co, Longmont, Colo.
Secretary/Treasurer – Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co, Ashland, Ore.
Past Chair – Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brewers Association President & CEO – Bob Pease
Brewers Association Founder – Charlie Papazian
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, C0lo.
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 Springs, Colo.
Packaging Brewery Representative Board Members
Steve Crandall, Devils Backbone Brewing Co, Roseland, Va.
Leslie Henderson, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co, Kiln, Miss.
Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dan Kleban, Maine Beer Co, Freeport, Maine.
John Mallett, Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Galesburg, Mich.
Garrett Marrero, Maui Brewing Co, Kihei, Hawaii.
Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Co, Portland, Maine.
Eric Wallace, Left Hand Brewing Co, Longmont, Colo.
AHA Governing – Jake Keeler
Brewpub – Cyrena Nouzille
Events – Steve Bradt
Executive – Rob Tod
Finance – Larry Chase
Governance – Steve Bradt
Government Affairs – Eric Wallace
Market Development Committee – Steve Crandall
Public Relations & Marketing – Steve Hindy
Technical — John Mallett