Brewers Association Seats 2015 Board of Directors

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Boulder, CO • February 25, 2015—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—inaugurated its 2015 Board of Directors.

Under the leadership of Gary Fish, founder of Deschutes Brewery, the Board governs the activities of the professional division of the BA and other Brewers Association divisions, including the American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Publications and events.

“The Brewers Association board of directors is an integral part of our community, providing strategic direction for the work we do,” said Charlie Papazian, president, Brewers Association. “Made up of craft brewing industry pioneers and leaders, the board offers critical insight into how we can best serve our membership.”

The 2015 BA Board of Directors is made up of the following members:

Brewers Association Board of Directors


Executive Committee

  • Chair – Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
  • Vice Chair – Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Co., Portland, ME
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co., Ashland, OR
  • Past Chair – Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brewers Association President – Charlie Papazian, Boulder, CO
  • Brewers Association CEO – Bob Pease, Boulder, CO

American Homebrewers Association Representative Board Members

  • Chris P. Frey, Saline, MI
  • Jake Keeler, Roseville, MN

At-Large Board Members

  • Steve Bradt, Free State Brewing Co, Lawrence, KS
  • Dan Kopman, Schlafly Beer/The Saint Louis Brewery, Saint Louis, MO
  • Scott Metzger, Freetail Brewing Co, San Antonio, TX
  • Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing Co, Escondido, CA

Brewpub Representative Board Members

  • Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co, Ashland, OR
  • Tom Dargen, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants/CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Broomfield, CO
  • Tom Flores, Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery, Frederick, MD
  • Cyrena Nouzille, Ladyface Ale Companie, Agoura Hills, CA
  • Tony Simmons, Pagosa Brewing Company & Grill, Pagosa, CO

Packaging Brewery Representative Board Members

  • Steve Crandall, Devils Backbone Brewing Co, Roseland, VA
  • Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
  • Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Kim Jordan, New Belgium Brewing Co, Fort Collins, CO
  • Dan Kleban, Maine Beer Co, Freeport, ME
  • John Mallett, Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Galesburg, MI
  • Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing, Portland, ME
  • Eric Wallace, Left Hand Brewing Co, Longmont, CO

“As our industry continues to advance, I look forward to working with my fellow board members and Brewers Association staff on causes of importance to our growing membership of small and independent craft brewers,” added Gary Fish.

Contact: Abby Berman (on behalf of the Brewers Association), (646) 695-7044


About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.