Chuck Skypeck

Chuck joined the Brewers Association staff in 2013 after a long career as a craft brewer. He opened Tennessee’s first brewpub, Boscos, in 1992. As an owner and director of brewery operations for Boscos Brewing Company, he opened additional brewpubs in Memphis, Nashville and Little Rock, Ark. In 2007, Chuck opened and operated Ghost River Brewing in Memphis. He has served as chair of the Association of Brewers Board of Advisors, chair of the Association of Brewers Board of Directors and was a member of the first Board of Directors for the Brewers Association. In his capacity as technical brewing projects manager, Chuck works with the technical committee and the safety, sustainability, quality, draught beer quality, engineering, information technology and supply chain subcommittees, as well as the keg repatriation working group, to encourage and facilitate best practices in all phases of Brewers Association members’ brewery operations.

  1. Attending the Master Brewers Association of the Americas Annual Conference in Atlanta
  2. In Denver for the Draught Beer Quality Summit, GABF judging and, of course the GABF itself
  3. Attending the Glass Recycling Coalition meeting in Fort Collins, Colorado
  4. In Munich attending Drinktec
  5. Touring Belgian breweries with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling study tour
  6. Attending the Colorado Public Health Sustainable Breweries Conference in Denver

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Country of Origin Permanent Markings Required on Beer Kegs

Confusion existed as to whether United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Title 19, required permanent “country of origin” marking (e.g., “Product of Germany,” “Made in China”) on all kegs imported or sold into the United States. The Brewers Association …More

Michigan State University Malting Barley Quality Lab

In response to the rapidly growing craft beer industry in Michigan, farmers throughout the state are bringing malting barley back into their crop rotation to supply the growing demand for locally sourced ingredients. High quality …More

Now Accepting Proposals for 2018 Research Grants

The Brewers Association (BA) is pleased to announce that proposals for funding 2018 research are now being accepted. Applications are being collected online until May 31, 2017. An overview document is available that walks applicants through …More