(Washington, D.C.) – Capitol City Brewing Company, DC’s first brewpub since Prohibition, announced today the appointment of Kristi Mathews Griner as its new Director of Brewing Operations. Griner begins her position on February 15 and will oversee all beer production for both the Shirlington and DC locations as well as recipe development, public outreach, customer relations and management for the annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest Beer Festival.
A twenty-five year veteran of the restaurant industry, Griner found her new passion for crafting beer in the summer of 2007 after moving into the brewery at Hops Grill and Brewery. She is the 2009 recipient of the AB Vickers Scholarship for the Concise Course in Brewing Technology at Siebel Institute of Technology, America’s oldest brewing school, followed by Siebel’s Draft Master program in 2012. Previously, Griner served as head brewer at Vintage 50 in Leesburg, Virginia where she created 15 new beer recipes and revitalized its bar scene.
“Kristi brings an enthusiasm and skill to the craft that will serve Capital City well as we move into our second twenty years of operations,” says David von Storch, founder and owner of Capitol City Brewing Company. “She has earned a reputation for well-crafted and innovative beers and is a rising star in the local brewery scene. We are excited to have her join our team.”
For more information on Capitol City Brewing Company please visit: www.capcitybrew.com. For information on Capitol City’s parent corporation, Urban Adventures Companies, Inc., visit: www.uacompanies.com. Find Capitol City Brewing Company on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CapCityBrew?fref=ts and on Twitter: @CapCityBrewers.
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About Capitol City Brewing Company
Capitol City Brewing Co. opened its doors in 1992 as the first brewpub in the nation’s capital since prohibition, thus giving its citizens and its many visitors the freedom to enjoy some of the finest handcrafted beer in the country. On the front of the menu is the symbol of freedom, the Lady Freedom, a statue found atop our namesake, the United States Capitol.
The dedicated brewers identify and use only the highest quality hops, fresh yeast and select malt to brew many of the world’s great ales and lagers. Capitol City’s state of the art craft brewing system is located in our Arlington, Virginia restaurant and enables our talented brewers to closely monitor each phase of the brewing process and provide beer within hours of completion, fresher than ever thought possible.