Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Press Release: Brewers Association Appoints Four String Brewmaster to Board

Larry Horwitz Appointed to Brewers Association Board of Directors

Four String brewmaster selected for at-large seat.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Brewers Association (BA) board of directors appointed Larry Horwitz of Four String Brewing Company to one of its two at-large seats. Horwitz and Jose Mallea of Biscayne Bay Brewing in Miami, Florida will each serve a two-year term on the board of the national not-for-profit craft brewers organization.

Horwitz is currently seated on the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA) board of directors, serving on the advocacy, education, finance and governance committees. He is also a member of the BA Technical Committee and serves on the Quality and Safety subcommittees. Horwitz is a past president of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas District Philadelphia, a position held while brewing at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Philadelphia.

“Larry is a thoughtful and effective member of the OCBA board and has helped to guide the direction of our organization to the benefit of all Ohio craft breweries,” said Mary MacDonald, executive director of the OCBA. “We have no doubt that his insight and experience will be of tremendous value to the BA board as well.”

The BA board guides the strategic direction of the organization and governs the activities of the professional division of the BA, as well as the American Homebrewers AssociationBrewers Publications and BA events including the Great American Beer FestivalCraft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo Americaand SAVOR.

“With the craft brewing community continuing to grow to more than 6,000 small and independent craft brewers across the country, it is imperative for the board to continue to reflect the interests of brewers of all sizes and ensure that even the smallest voices are heard,” said Rob Tod, board chair, Brewers Association. “In the face of many exciting opportunities and challenges, this is a dynamic time to be a small and independent brewer. I look forward to working alongside our new colleagues to continue making this a great industry, both for those who work in it and the beer lovers who get to enjoy it.”

The BA will seat its new board members on February 21, 2018.

Founded in 2007, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit guild that exists to promote and preserve Ohio’s unified craft brewing industry. We aspire to be recognized as the industry leader at both state and national levels for preserving the art of making high-quality, unique craft beer; to serve as the unified voice for craft brewers across the state; to advocate on behalf of the Ohio Craft beer industry; to contribute to systemic, local community development by driving economic and job growth, while creating experiences that bring people together; and to serve as a beacon for local production and manufacturing through craft beer, resulting in diverse choices for consumers.

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