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, pipeline 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. In Denver for the GABF Competition, the Draught Beer Quality Summit and GABF, my 24th!
  2. Visiting brewers, maltsters and hop growers in the PAC NW
  3. Meeting brewers and scientists from around the globe at the World Brewing Congress in Denver, August 13 – 17
  4. Participating in an IBD Study Tour in Spain
  5. Attending CBC in Philadelphia
  6. In Philadelphia judging in the World Beer Cup

Read more from Chuck Skypeck

Protecting the Supply Chain

This article was originally published in the May/June 2016 issue of The New Brewer—a bi-monthly journal published by the Brewers Association. As Brewers Association (BA) member breweries continue to grow and gain market share, looking to the …More

Brewers Association and MicroStar Quality Services Collaborate to Return Lost Kegs

In the normal course of business of keg leasing, service, and repair, MicroStar receives and returns approximately 30,000 stay kegs per year. MicroStar’s current stray keg inventory is over 5,000 kegs. Microstar has requested that Brewers Association help facilitate the return of these stray kegs to their rightful owners. Visit to …More

Now Accepting Proposals for Draught Line Cleaning Study

The Brewers Association (BA) is currently accepting proposals from vendors to conduct a project that will create a deeper understanding of draught beer line soiling and validate or disprove current draught line cleaning recommendations found in …More

Brewers Association Quality Subcommittee Expands

The Brewers Association (BA) quality subcommittee has recently expanded with the addition of three new members—Lindsay Barr, Robert Christiansen and Patrick Jansen. Lindsay Barr is sensory specialist at New Belgium Brewing Company and is active in the brewing …More

Safety Subcommittee Expands

The Brewers Association (BA) safety subcommittee has recently added two new members–Corey Parker of Left Hand Brewing Company and Mike Owens of FormPak Inc. Corey Parker is a professional health and life safety coordinator who has …More