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.

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Brewery Safety First – Hazard Assessment Principles

The Brewers Association recently published Hazard Assessment Principles, a guideline for best management practices when developing and improving brewery safety programs, standard operating procedures and worker safety compliance in the brewery. Hazard assessment is the basic formula for achieving safe working conditions in any workplace. A hazard assessment is the tool …More

Public Hop Breeding Program Moves Forward

The Brewers Association (BA) has announced the execution of a subaward designating the site for the public hop breeding program they are funding. The subaward between the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) …More

No Barley, No Beer

On March 4, a group of barley industry stakeholders gathered in support of one of beer’s key ingredients. Brewers Association (BA) Supply Chain Specialist Chris Swersey, Technical Brewing Projects Manager Chuck Skypeck and Technical Brewing …More

2018 Research and Service Grant Recipients Announced

This week, the Brewers Association announced the recipients of its 2018 Research and Service Grants Program. The 17 grants, totaling $432,658, are designed to further the development of a healthy and sustainable raw materials supply …More

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 …More