Tampa, Florida — Eight One Bay Brewing Company is excited to announce the promotion of assistant brewer, Hayley Whitman, to head brewer. This transition includes ultimately saying goodbye to Jay Jones, who has been the Master Brewer for two years. Jones will remain with 81Bay during the next few months as a Brewing Consultant.
“We are extremely enthusiastic about the future of our brewery with Hayley leading the production team,” says Michael Beard, President of 81Bay. “Hayley has an open-minded and creative approach to craft brewing and her optimism for all things 81Bay is infectious.”
Hayley has been with 81Bay since the opening days of the brewery. Starting as a cellarman and bartender, Hayley was moved to assistant brewer within her first six months, a position that she’s held for over three years.
“I’m looking forward to leading the creative development of 81Bay’s future beers and I’m hoping to add more award-winning styles to our already impressive lineup,” Whitman said.
Whitman’s first order of business is to keep Eight One Bay’s production running smoothly, cranking out their flagship beers including Lightning Lager, Sun Viking IPA, Reel Slo Irish Red and Coffee Porter. Additionally, Hayley is overseeing the rollout of the three additions to 81Bay’s special release lineup before the end of the year.
For more bio information about Hayley, or with any other media inquiries about 81Bay Brewing, contact Jason Silah at firstname.lastname@example.org.