Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Elects 2016-17 Leaders

(Hardywood Park's Eric McKay

(Hardywood Park’s Eric McKay)

On May 18, the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild held its annual spring meeting and its membership elected its new 2016-2017 Leadership Council.

Eric McKay, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will serve as Chair and Sten Sellier, Beltway Brewing will serve as Vice Chair.  Porter Hardy, Smartmouth Brewing and Hunter Smith, Champion Brewing Company will serve as Co-Chairs of the Government Affairs Committee.  Neil Burton, Strangeways Brewing and Kevin Erskine, Coelacanth Brewing will serve as Co-Chairs of the Marketing & Tourism Committee.  Janell Zurschmeide, Dirt Farm Brewing and Lisa Pumphrey, Lickinghole Creek Farm Brewery will serve as Co-Chairs of the Farm Brewery Committee.  Kate Lee, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and Shawn Phillips, Spencer Devon Brewing will serve as Co-Chairs of the newly created Quality Committee.

Kevin O’Connor, O’Conner Brewing, and Taylor Smack, Blue Mountain Brewery, did not seek re-election to the Leadership Council but will continue to serve in an advisory capacity to the Leadership Council and committees.

“I am honored to be elected Chair and look forward to the year ahead with this great team,” said Eric McKay, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery.

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