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, Arkansas. 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, and supply chain subcommittees to encourage and facilitate best practices in all phases of Brewers Association members' brewery operations.
Katie Fromuth is the Technical Brewing Projects Manager for the Brewers Association. Prior to this role she held the position of Quality Lab Director with the Fermentation Science and Technology program at Colorado State University and as Quality Lab Manager at Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont. She received her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Health (2012) and Masters of Science in Horticulture concentrating in agricultural chemistry (2022) studying the impacts of package type on beer chemical stability. She holds a General Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, completed the Advanced Class in Craft Malt Production, and served as an instructor for the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) Deep Dive into Quality course. From her love of this industry she’s been involved with both the ASBC Technical Committee and Master Brewers Association of the Americas Rocky Mountain District board for almost a decade. She's passionate about communicating the science and art of brewing and fermentation to spark in others curiosity and joy towards the fantastic world of fermentation.