Denver Beer Company hired Austin Wiley, who had been with Great Divide since 2007, to take over as the lead brewer, heading up recipe development at the Platte Street taproom, managing the operation and overseeing the barrel-aging program. Nick Bruno, who had been lead brewer at DBC, will move over to the company's new production facility, which should go online this spring. Owners Charlie Berger and Patrick Crawford will continue to oversee brewing operations at both facilities.
And Prost Brewing has hired Larry Leinhart, who worked for 26 years for Anheuser-Busch, as its head brewer. Leinhart replaced Prost-co-owner Bill Eye, who resigned in January. The owner of a Fort Collins hops farm, Colorado Gold Hops, Leinhart has also worked for New Planet, Fort Collins Brewery and Pabst.
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