PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 22, 2016--
Brew Alliance, Inc. (“CBA”) (Nasdaq: BREW), a leading craft brewing
company, announced today the appointments of two new members to the
company’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2017. Nickolas A.
Mills and Michael R. Taylor will fill two vacancies on CBA’s Board,
including one vacancy arising from the departure of Thomas D. Larson,
effective December 31, 2016.
“We are pleased to welcome Nick and Michael to CBA’s Board of
Directors,” said David Lord, Chairman, Craft Brew Alliance Board of
Directors. “Given CBA’s ongoing evolution and acceleration of its Kona
Plus strategy, which combines leading national and lifestyle brands with
distinctive regional owned and partner breweries, this is an ideal time
to gain two beer industry veterans with specific experience creating
operating efficiencies and shareholder value. I also want to thank Tom
for his many years of service on the Board and dedication to CBA.”
Mr. Mills currently serves as a Vice President for The High End at
Anheuser-Busch (A-B). His professional career at A-B includes the roles
of Senior Brewmaster and Senior General Manager at the Baldwinsville
Brewery, where he produced a wide variety of beer styles, including
Goose Island and Blue Point beers, flavored malt beverages, and ciders.
His prior experience includes various brewing positions in St. Louis,
MO, Merrimack, NH, and Jacksonville, FL.
Mr. Taylor serves as a Vice President for the North America Zone of
Anheuser-Busch, where he has been responsible for business development
and partnerships for the U.S. and Canadian business units since December
2010. Since joining A-B in 2004, Mr. Taylor has held various roles in
finance and real estate. Previously, he held various roles in
accounting, treasury, M&A, and investor relations in other industries.
As part of CBA’s Amended and Restated Exchange and Recapitalization
Agreement with Anheuser-Busch, LLC, A-B may designate two individuals as
directors of CBA. Since September 2015, the sole A-B designee was Mr.
Larson, who became a director in July 2011 after serving as lead
internal counsel for all transactions between A-B and CBA since 1994.
About Craft Brew Alliance
Craft Brew Alliance is a leading craft brewing company, which brews,
brands, and markets some of the world’s most respected and best-loved
American craft beers.
The company is home to three of the earliest pioneers in craft beer:
Redhook Ale Brewery, Washington’s largest craft brewery founded in 1981;
Widmer Brothers Brewing, Oregon’s largest craft brewery founded in 1984;
and Kona Brewing Company, Hawaii’s oldest and largest craft brewery
founded in 1994. As part of CBA, these craft brewing legends have
expanded their reach across the U.S. and approximately 30 international
In addition to growing and nurturing distinctive brands rooted in local
heritage, CBA is committed to developing innovative new category
leaders, such as Omission Beer, which is the #1 beer in the gluten free
beer segment, and Square Mile Cider, a tribute to the early American
settlers who purchased the first plots of land in the Pacific Northwest.
Publicly traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol BREW, CBA is
headquartered in Portland, Ore., and operates five breweries and five
pub restaurants across the U.S. For more information about CBA and its
brands, please visit www.craftbrew.com.
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