Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers have hired Damon Scott as head brewstiller and Katie Nierling as general manager of the Ska Street Brewstillery, slated to open in March. Ska Street is also hosting open interviews on Feb. 3.
As head Bbrewstiller for Ska Street Brewstillery, Scott will brew and distill pilot batches and new products in collaboration with Ska Brewing Co. and Peach Street Distillers. Previously, as technical brewing projects manager for the Brewers Association, he worked with industry leaders to develop resources for craft brewers. In 2010, Scott attended Heriot-Watt University and received an MSc degree in Brewing and Distilling. He has brewed at and managed brewing operations in Colorado and Washington breweries over the last decade.
“Having worked in Durango as a brewer for years, Ska was always at the center of my craft beer universe,” Scott said. “When I heard about the collaborative concept they were planning with Peach Street in Boulder, I jumped at the chance to finally work with these pioneering misfits. I’m stoked to help bring some new beers and spirits to the mix of outstanding liquids we’ll have from our two motherships.”
As general manager for Ska Street Brewstillery, Katie Nierling will manage front-of-house operations at the new restaurant and 30 tap brewstillery bar. Nierling comes from Parry’s Pizza and the former Breckenridge-Wynkoop group where she worked at Ale House at Amato’s.
“I believe strongly in the mindset to grow your business with drive and innovation — and that is exactly what we are doing at Ska Street,” Nierling said. “We’re bridging the Western Slope gap to the Front Range. I really look forward to welcoming guests in for a true sensory experience with our love for music, ingredients sourced from all around Colorado, our award winning Ska brews and classic Peach Street Distillers spirits.”