David Bowie. Merle Haggard. Prince. All gone, along with many more. Big changes in 2016 for all of us. These changes were not limited to movie and rockstars though, the craft beer industry was affected as well. Though not all inclusive, the following are some of the upheavals with craft beer that surprised many in 2016 and surprised none at the same time.
n a year that has seen some crazy changes within the craft beer industry, 2016 sees yet another move. In the last eight months, we've already seen former Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele leave to start his own brewery, as well as the departure of Todd Haug from Surly Brewing and multiple AB-InBev buyouts. Now craft beer industry sales veteran Jason Armstrong, former National Direct of Sales for Stone Brewing and most recently of Buffalo Bayou Brewing in Houston, has joined Colorado based Ska Brewing as its Texas sales rep.
Ska is best known for its hop forward ‘Modus Hoperandi’; the Vienna style Lager ‘Mexican Logger’, Euphoria Pale Ale and Pinstripe Red Ale.