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.

2019 Schedule

Organizations Locations Dates
If you are interested in inviting our Quality Ambassador to speak to your state guild gathering, please contact Brewers Association State Guild Manager Acacia Coast.
Nebraska Brewers Guild Annual Conference Lincoln, NE January 14
Craft Brewers Conference Denver, CO April 8-11
Idaho Brewers United Beer Summit Boise, ID April 26
Kentucky Guild of Brewers Meeting Lexington, KY July 18
Washington Brewers Guild Craft Beer Industry Summit Tacoma, WA November 7

The Future of Craft Depends on Quality

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