San Diego Brewers Guild Welcomes New Board Members, 2022 President

The San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting independently owned craft beer manufacturers in the region, is pleased to announce its new board of directors and president for 2022. As the organization maps out its 2022 programming and events, SDBG will celebrate 25 years of promoting San Diego County’s craft brewing community as the Capital of Craft.

“The San Diego Brewers Guild is entering its 25th year in operation, and I’m proud to be serving as president of its board of directors,” said Rick Chapman, Owner & Co-Founder of Coronado Brewing Company. “Based on survey results and direct member feedback, there’s a lot of optimism in our local craft brewing community for the future. San Diego Brewers Guild will continue to push forward marketing campaigns, educational programs, and special events that further showcase our region’s brewing innovation and talent.”

Celebrating its 25-year anniversary, SDBG will have Chapman, and Haley Smith, Marketing Director at Belching Beaver Brewery, serve as President and Vice President, respectively. Virginia Morrison, CEO and Co-Founder at Second Chance Beer Co., will become President Emeritus for one year, and the SDBG board of directors welcomes four new members* from an array of segments within the craft brewing industry.

2022 Officers and Board of Directors

  • Rick Chapman, Coronado Brewing Company, President
  • Haley Smith, Belching Beaver Brewery, Vice President and Secretary
  • Virginia Morrison, Second Chance Beer Co., President Emeritus
  • Bryan Carpenter, LevitZacks CPA, Treasurer
  • Rawley Macias, Rouleur Brewing Co., Director
  • Erik Fowler*, White Labs Brewing Co., Director
  • Jake Nunes*, Burgeon Beer Co., Director
  • Tim Parker*, Chula Vista Brewery, Director
  • Tom Kiely*, Thorn Brewery, Director

2022 Initiatives and Events

To kick off its 2022 events for brewery members, SDBG will be hosting a webinar with labor and employment law firm, Jackson Lewis as well as the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA), to discuss ‘New Year, New Laws: California Employment and other craft beer-centric law updates’ on January 27, 2022. Additionally, brewery and affiliate members may look forward to the return of ‘San Diego Craft Beer Con’ in August as well as more ‘Tap into Knowledge’ workshops throughout the year.

“As we jump into the new year, we’re excited to bring back cornerstone programs, such as San Diego Beer Week and the Capital of Craft IPA this fall, for our members and craft beer enthusiasts alike to enjoy,” said Paige McWey Acers, Executive Director at SDBG. “All of our members will benefit from more networking, education, and business management workshops, organized by the San Diego Brewers Guild and our community partners throughout this year.”

Additional upcoming events and programs:

  • SD Beer Hop Blend with BSG – Brewery members will vote on the specialty blend in February. Beers will be available in June for the SDBG 25th Anniversary.
  • 25th Anniversary of the San Diego Brewers Guild – June 10, 2022
  • SD Beer Pint Day – June 11, 2022
  • San Diego Craft Beer Con – August 2022
  • 8th Annual Golf Tournament – September 22, 2022
  • Release of 2022 Capital of Craft IPA – November 4, 2022
  • San Diego Beer Week – November 4-13, 2022
  • Tap into Knowledge Workshops Ongoing series throughout 2022 To learn more about the San Diego Brewers Guild, its leadership team and 2022 programming, visit sdbeer.com.

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