Washington brewers on the move

If you’re a Chris Miller fan, you should know that he will be making his final appearance for Snipes Mountain Brewing tonight at the Green Frog Cafe in Bellingham (6:00 – 9:00). Although he has already moved on and is opening a new brewery in California, he will be representing Snipes Mountain one last time at a brewers night event.

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That's Kim (Mrs. Beer Blog) with Chris Miller at last year's Washington Cask Beer Festival.

In baseball, I guess this would be the part where the managers meet with the umpire at home plate to go over the lineup cards before the game. I know that some of you Washington beer geeks are keeping score and there certainly have been a lot of roster moves on the Washington beer scene in the last few weeks.

Yesterday I reported that Drew Cluley was leaving Pike Brewing to replace Bill Jenkins at Big Time Brewery. I mentioned some other lineup changes as well. I was dealing with breaking news at the time, and was in a bit of a rush, so I missed a couple of key moves. Let’s get it straight. I think the following list covers all of the recent jostling.

  • Chris Miller resigned from Snipes Mountain Brewing and is moving to California to open Berryessa Brewing in the Sacramento area.
  • Janelle Pritchard resigned from Trade Route Brewing. No word yet on where she will land.
  • Bill Jenkins resigned from Big Time Brewery and is reportedly taking some time off to spend with his family.
  • Drew Cluley resigned from Pike Brewing and is moving to Big Time Brewery.
  • Dave Seiler resigned from Hale’s Ale Brewery to spend more time with the family.
  • Nick Heppenstall resigned from Mac and Jack’s Brewing and is headed to Odin Brewing Company.
  • Art Dixon is no longer brewing for Baron/Three Skulls Brewing. No other information.
  • Laura Stoudt, beer sales diva extraordinaire, has left Elysian Brewing and is now with Pike Brewing.
Janelle Pritchard (formerly of Trade Route Brewing) with Kim (Mrs. Beerblog)

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  1. Apparently taking a photo with me is a secret code sign for, “I’ll be resigning soon.”

  2. For those of you who haven’t followed the link that Hutch left, or those who don’t understand the significance of the picture, or know the eventual fates of the people in the picture… trust us, it’s funny.

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