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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Draught Beer Quality Manual Updated to Reflect Current Best Practices

In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of draught beer served at retail, the Brewers Association (BA) Draught Beer Quality subcommittee has released the third edition of the Draught Beer Quality Manual. The Draught Beer Quality Manual, along with additional resources on DraughtQuality.org, provides draught system installers, beer wholesalers and …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

2017 Brewers Association Research Projects Funding Announced

The Brewers Association Research Projects funding was approved  for 19 unique research projects totaling $440,000 for the 2017 calendar year. Thirteen of the projects will support development of the barley/malt supply chain, the remaining six address …More

Neil Witte Joins the BA as Quality Ambassador

The Brewers Association (BA) has announced that Neil Witte, formerly of Boulevard Brewing and Duvel USA, will fill the position of quality ambassador formerly held by Dick Cantwell. Witte will work to promote the vision …More

OSHA Ruling Clarifies Reporting Obligations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule becomes effective Jan. …More