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.

2017 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 Coordinator Acacia Coast.
New Mexico Brewers Guild Albuquerque, NM Mar. 31
Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Chicago, IL June 26
Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Duluth, MN July 28
Vermont Brewers Association Burlington, VT Sept. 15
Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Phoenix, AZ Sept. 19
Colorado Brewers Guild Conference Denver, CO Nov. 13
Oregon Brewers Guild Portland, OR Nov. 29
Brewers Association of Maryland Baltimore, MD Dec. 6

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.