PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 2017--
Brew Alliance, Inc. (“CBA”)
(Nasdaq: BREW), a leading craft brewing company, announced today that
its Chief Executive Officer Andy Thomas will be the keynote speaker at
the Opening Session of the Master
Brewers Conference in Atlanta on October 12. In his keynote, Thomas
will address critical trends and issues impacting the beer industry
today, including the increased competition as more than 6,000 breweries
compete for consumer share of mind.
The Master Brewers Association of the Americas has been providing
technical leadership for the brewing industry for over 130 years. One of
the primary activities to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and ideas
is the Master Brewers Conference, which attracts brewers, researchers
and beer industry experts from around the world. This year’s conference
will host more than 650 attendees and 95 exhibits at the Atlanta
Marriott Marquis in Atlanta from October 12-14.
Mr. Thomas, who has served as chief executive officer for CBA since
January 1, 2014, brings more than two decades of leadership experience
in consumer packaged goods and the beer and beverage industries to his
role at CBA. From 2011 to 2013, he was president of commercial
operations for CBA, where he helped establish the company’s distinctive
portfolio strategy, which combines the power of national lifestyle
brands such as Kona Brewing Co. strong regional craft brands. Prior to
joining CBA, Thomas served as an independent consultant and senior
advisor to The Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm. From
1995 to 2007, he spent 12 years at Heineken, working with brewers and
beers in more than 55 countries across four continents, and served as
president and CEO of Heineken USA from 2005 to 2007. Thomas holds an MBA
from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, and
a Bachelor of Science degree, with a concentration in marketing, from
Master Brewers is a nonprofit (501 C3) professional, scientific
organization dedicated to advance, support, and encourage scientific
research into brewing malt beverages and related industries and to make
that research available to the public through conferences, discussion
groups, journals, publications and seminars.
About Craft Brew Alliance
Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) is a leading craft brewing company that brews,
brands, and brings to market world-class American craft beers.
Our distinctive portfolio combines the power of Kona Brewing Company, a
dynamic, fast-growing national craft beer brand, with strong regional
breweries and innovative lifestyle brands Appalachian Mountain Brewery,
Cisco Brewers, Omission Brewing Co., Redhook Brewery, Square Mile Cider
Co., Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Wynwood Brewing Co. CBA nurtures the
growth and development of its brands in today’s increasingly competitive
beer market through our state-of-the-art brewing and distribution
capability, integrated sales and marketing infrastructure, and strong
focus on partnerships, local community and sustainability.
Formed in 2008, CBA is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and operates
breweries and brewpubs across the U.S. CBA beers are available in all 50
U.S. states and 30 different countries around the world. For more
information about CBA and our brands, please visit www.craftbrew.com.
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Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.
Jenny McLean, 503-331-7248