21st Amendment Brewery appointed Dave Wilson as the company’s new partner and President of the popular craft beer company. Wilson, who has been with the 21st Amendment team since 2008 began as their National Sales and Marketing Director when the company first launched their packaged beer on to the market, making 21st Amendment one of the first craft breweries in America to offer their beer exclusively in cans.
“Dave has been critical to our growth and success and has been deeply involved in every aspect of our business since the beginning. We feel extremely fortunate to have him running our team,” states 21st Amendment co-founder Nico Freccia. “With Dave’s 21 years of beer business experience on the distributor side, supplier side and restaurant side, Dave is a one-of-a-kind beer guy and we’re thrilled to have him now as a full-time partner.”
“When Nico and I started selling beer outside our pub in San Francisco we knew as much about that as selling hats. Having Dave join the 21A has taken us from our humble beginnings to where we are today. It’s as big time as it gets,” adds co-founder and Brewmaster Shaun O’Sullivan.
For the past few years, Wilson has been involved as a co-founder of Crux Fermentation Project, a brewery venture in Bend Oregon, which Wilson helped open in 2012. Having parted with Crux, Wilson will be devoting his full attention to 21st Amendment. “The future growth of the 21A is my top priority,” states Wilson. “These are exciting times with the construction and opening of our new facility in the Bay Area. The 21st Amendment is a special place and I’m proud to call this home.”
As President, Wilson will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations of 21st Amendment’s production and business departments at the brewery offices, the company’s partner brewery in Cold Spring, MN and the San Francisco brewpub. Wilson will also be closely involved in the development of 21st Amendment’s new production brewery opening this fall in San Leandro, CA.