Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. Hires Director of Sales & Marketing, Expands Production
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PACIFIC BREWING & MALTING CO. HIRES DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING, EXPANDS PRODUCTION
TACOMA, Wash – April 14, 2015 – As popularity of Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. grows in the South Sound and beyond, owners Steve Navarro and Brent Hall have increased production capacity and hired veteran beverage sales rep, Andy Kenser, to distribute product to local restaurants and bars.
Kenser comes to Pacific Brewing & Malting from Click Wholesale Distributing where he represented hundreds of brands, including Dogfish Head and Bear Republic. Kenser started his career at Pike Brewing Company, moved to Harmon Brewing Company where he was Assistant Brewer, and eventually became a Head Brewer for RAM Restaurant and Brewery.
“Andy is well known and liked in the industry so we couldn’t be more excited to have him on our team,” exclaims Navarro, who is also head brewer. “He is going to help take us to the next level.”
Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. opened last September with a seven barrel system and quickly outgrew itself as it struggled to keep up with demand. At the same time the brand became one of Facebook’s most popular breweries in Washington, achieving top ten status amongst the State’s craft breweries with over 12,500 likes. That put Pacific in the same company as Elysian and Pike Brewing after only six months in business. The brewery responded by ordering more equipment, effectively doubling capacity.
“It’s been a great problem to have,” says Navarro, “so we’re going to ride the wave and see where it takes us. Our one-hundred-year-old history sparked more interest than we could ever imagine. Thankfully we have been able to back it up with beers that people enjoy.”
Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. was originally established in Downtown Tacoma in 1897 and grew to become the second largest brewery in Washington State until shut down by Prohibition in 1916. Re-established in 2014, mainstay beers include 1897 Pale Lager, Dirty Skoog IPA, Citra Pale Ale, and Grit City Porter. Many more seasonal and specialty beers rotate throughout the year. The brewery and family-friendly tap room is located at 610 Pacific Avenue.
610 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402