Press Release: Oregon Brewers Guild elects new expanded Board of Directors

New Board Officers are in place for 2007.

At the 2006 Annual Meeting, the Oregon Brewers Guild elected an expanded board of directors to oversee the affairs of the Guild. Past boards have had seven elected members. The new board has been expanded to nine members, eight brewery members and one allied trade member. The board chose to expand its size to increase the input from the Oregon Brewers Guild general membership.

At the first meeting of 2007, the board elected its slate of officers for 2007.

Oregon Brewers Guild Officers for 2007

Van Havig – President
Senior Brewer, Rock Bottom Brewery, Portland.

Christian Ettinger – Vice President
Owner and Brewer, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland

Kurt Widmer – Treasurer
Owner and Brewmaster, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Portland

David Logsdon – Secretary
Owner, Wyeast Labs, Odell

New and re-elected Board Members

John Harris – Brewmaster, Full Sail Brewing Company, Hood River
Jamie Floyd – Owner and Brewer, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene
Fred Bowman – Pyramid Breweries, Portland
Jack Joyce – Owner, Rogue Ales, Newport
Ben Love – Brewery Manager, Pelican Pub and Brewery, Pacific City

The Oregon Brewers Guild is Oregon’s non-profit trade association for the state’s independent breweries. The Guild, which receives no state funding, comprises 43 brewing companies, 27 associate or supplier members and more than 1,430 enthusiast members or S.N.O.B.s (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer). For more information, see www.oregonbeer.org.

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