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 coordinator, 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. Traveling to Chico to attend the Young Scientists Symposium
  2. Delivering one of several keynote lectures on Diversity of Beer Styles during Trends in Brewing in Ghent, Belgium.
  3. Attending Michigan State University’s Great Lakes Hops and Barley Conference in Traverse City, MI.
  4. Attending the Rocky Mountain Microbrewers Symposium in Colorado Springs on February 19, 2016
  5. Attending Farmer Brewer Weekend at Hartwick College
  6. Delivering an presentation on growler quality and safety at the Congres des Microbrasseries du Quebec in Quebec City

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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