Capital City Names Kristi Mathews Griner New Director of Brewing Operations

19 January 2013

imageFrom Capital City Brewing:

Capital City Brewing Co

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 25-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.”

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