Quality Subcommittee Welcomes Ashley Howard

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The Brewers Association (BA) Quality Subcommittee welcomes Ashley Howard, Quality Lab Supervisor at Victory Brewing Company, as its newest member. Prior to joining the industry, Ms. Howard worked as a scientist in a diverse set of fields before finding her passion in brewing quality. She earned an M.S. in Environmental Health Science from the University of Michigan. She also volunteers on the National Membership Task Force for Pink Boots Society.     

“One of my favorite things about my current role is the opportunity to teach newcomers to the industry about the foundations of quality control and quality assurance. I am excited to add to the work of the Quality Subcommittee in developing resources that help breweries of all sizes ensure product consistency.”

Ashley Howard, Quality Lab Supervisor at Victory Brewing Company

“Ashley’s devotion to quality and enthusiasm for learning is energizing,” says Quality Subcommittee Chair Lauren Torres, “and we are beyond thrilled to welcome her to our team!”

The Quality Subcommittee envisions a membership that consistently produces beer of high quality. Quality for this purpose has been defined as: a beer that is responsibly produced using wholesome ingredients, consistent brewing techniques, and good manufacturing practices, which exhibits flavor characteristics that are consistently aligned with both the brewer’s and the beer drinker’s expectations. Visit the Resource Hub to see some of the resources developed by the Quality Subcommittee.

Are you interested in learning more about BA committees or ready to take the next step and volunteer with a group of industry peers who share your passion for brewing? Visit the Committees page for more information.