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Craft Brewing

College of the Sciences

Advisory Board

The Craft Brewing program is advised by a board of professional craft brewers and craft beer industry professionals. Members’ skills range from public relations, hop trade, brewer, operations manager, and craft brewery owner. These members rotate every two years and bring a real world approach to our curriculum.

Statement of Purpose:

The Advisory Board of the CWU Craft Brewing program is a bridge between the program and the craft beer industry.  Its members’ expertise will assist in shaping the program and in linking the program to developments and organizations within the regional industry.


Current members:

  • Kevin Riel, Owner/Operator, Double R Hop Ranches
  • Jeff Winn, Founder, President & Brewmaster, Yakima Craft Brewing
  • Alan Moen, Editor, NW Brewing News
  • Pat Ringe, VP, Brewing Operations, Diamond Knot Brewing Co.
  • Jhon Gilroy, Northwest Regional Manager, Merchant Du Vin
  • Dan Lee, Owner, Odin Brewing
  • Greg Parker, General Manager, Iron Horse Brewery
  • Susan Welch, MBAA/Skagit Valley Malting
  • Rotating Seat, Bale Breaker Brewing Company
  • Rotating Seat, YCH HOPS | Yakima Chief - Hopunion, LLC.
  • Michael Francis, Owner/Brewer, Payette Brewing Company


For more information on the CWU Craft Brewing Advisory Board or if you are interested in volunteering, please email or


CWU Craft Brewing
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7433
Ph: 509-963-2731

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