Charles Kyle started his career at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in 1989 as a bartender in the taproom. After a year behind the bar, he took his draught systems knowledge into the market as manager of Sierra Nevada's local distribution route. For 10 years Charles delivered beer to local accounts, serviced tap lines, and promoted the Sierra Nevada brand in the Chico market. In his current role as brewery representative, Charles served as resident draught system expert, both at brewery locations and in the local market. He is also active in the BA's Draught Beer Quality Subcommittee.
Craft Quality Solutions
Neil Witte is a 23-year veteran of the craft beer business, spending 19 years as a brewer, then field quality manager at Boulevard Brewing Company and Duvel Moortgat USA. In 2017 he founded Craft Quality Solutions, providing market-based quality services to breweries, distributors, and retailers. In 2020 he founded TapStar, a quality certification program for draught beer retailers. Neil is a technical content specialist for the Cicerone Certification Program and is one of 19 Master Cicerones. He co-authored the Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Manual and Draught Beer Quality for Retailers.