Quality Ambassador

The Brewers Association (BA) Quality Ambassador, Neil Witte, travels nationwide working to promote the vision of the BA Quality Subcommittee: to develop a membership that consistently produces beer of high quality.

About the Ambassador

Neil Witte is a 20-year veteran of the craft beer business. He began his career in the Kansas City brewpub industry, moving to Boulevard Brewing Co. in 1997 as a brewer. In 2001, he took over field quality responsibilities for the brewery, acting as a quality control liaison between the brewery and its distributor and retailer network. He continued that role with the Duvel USA family of beers, including Boulevard and Brewery Ommegang, through the end of 2016. In 2017, he founded Craft Quality Solutions, which draws on his extensive field quality experience, providing field quality services to breweries, distributors and retailers. He is certified through the Beer Judge Certification Program and is currently one of 13 Master Cicerones. He is co-author of the Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Manual, Draught Beer Quality for Retailers and a contributing author to the MBAA Beer Steward Handbook.

2018 Schedule

Organizations Locations  Dates
If you are interested in inviting the BA Quality Ambassador to speak to your state guild gathering, please contact BA State Guild Manager Acacia Coast.
Georgia Brewers Guild Meeting & Conference Atlanta, GA July 9
Florida Brewers Conference 2018 Orlando, FL August 6-8
Oklahoma Craft Brewers Association Conference Oklahoma City August 11
Washington Brewers Guild Annual Meeting Yakima, WA September 11
California Craft Brewers Association Fall Meeting & Conference Sonoma, CA December 5-7

The Future of Craft Depends on Quality

View a condensed version of former BA Quality Ambassador Dick Cantwell’s inspiring presentation along with an exclusive interview recorded during the 2016 New England Craft Brew Summit.