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. Attending the Briess Malt & Brew Workshop in Chilton, WI, including a tour of the new facility in Manitowoc
  2. Attending American Society of Brewing Chemists Conference in La Quinta, CA.
  3. Participating in a study tour of Belgian breweries with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, Southern UK Section
  4. In Portland for the week. Looking forward to the technical subcommittee Open House at CBC.
  5. Attending the World Barley and Beer Conference in Dublin, Ireland.
  6. Attending Rocky Mountain Microbrew Symposium in Colorado Springs.

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Safety Subcommittee Expands

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Breweries Identify Potential Cost Savings with Sustainability Benchmarking

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Chad Yakobson Appointed to BA Technical Committee

Chad Yakobson, owner and director of brewing at Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, has been appointed to the Brewers Association (BA) technical committee. Yakobson earned a B.S. in Horticulture Science before going on to study Viticulture …More

Brewers Association Releases Online Safety Best Practices

The Brewers Association (BA) safety subcommittee has announced the publication of three new resources in the Best Practices section of including Best Management Practice for the Selection of Protective Clothing for Brewery Workers, Best …More