Hawkins Named new Brewery Manager for Mother Road

Mother Road Brewing Company welcomes Zack Hawkins as our new Brewery Manager.

With over a decade of professional brewing experience, Hawkins is an extremely talented addition to the team. We are excited to integrate his passion for brewing and love of the community into Mother Road’s Story.  

As Brewery Manager, Hawkins will oversee all aspects of the brewing operations at Mother Road including recipe development, quality control, and production management. He will also work closely with the team to ensure that every beer served is of the highest quality.  

Team member and Director of Quality at Mother Road, Kyle McElhany, states that “Zack embodies the Mother Road values of curiosity and dauntless and has already become an impactful member of our brewing team. We look forward to tapping his brewing knowledge as we install new equipment, design new recipes, and improve existing brewing processes.”  

Hawkins’ career began when he started to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Alabama. He had taken a semester off, and in doing so, fell in love with brewing and began his career. He has worked for numerous reputable breweries including Barrel Culture in North Carolina, Wild Acre in Texas, and Druid City Brewing in Alabama.  

Hawkins and his wife became familiar with Mother Road after they had taken a road trip to Flagstaff from Ft. Worth in the fall of 2019. The new Brewery Manager describes stopping in Mother Road’s taproom where they experienced radical hospitality along with great beer. Hawkins recalls looking back on the trip and hoping that one day they could call Flagstaff home.  

We’re delighted to have Zack on board. His passion for brewing, adventure, and dedication to quality aligns perfectly with our values and mission here at Mother Road. We look forward to the contributions that Zack will make in our mission to brew distinguished beers and build community one pint at a time!

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