23 February 2017
From Brewers of PA:
HARRISBURG, PA (2.23.17) – The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official beer guild, has
named Chris Lampe as the association’s new President and Artie Tafoya as the new Vice President. Both
respected industry professionals began serving their two-year Board terms in January, 2017.
Co-Owner and Production Manager at Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Lampe was elected to the BOP
Board in 2016, and has been actively engaged in all BOP legislative efforts including meeting with
numerous legislators on an annual basis.
Owner and Director of Operations at Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC), Tafoya was elected to the
BOP Board in January, 2011, and is one of the founding members of the BOP. He has served as Chairman
of the BOP Events Committee for multiple years.
“I am honored and humbled to be voted in as President of such an influential association dedicated to
promoting and protecting craft brewing in the great state of Pennsylvania,” said Lampe. “The
Commonwealth produces some of the best craft beers in the world, and I look forward to working with
Artie, our other Board members, as well as current and new members to advance our mission and goals.
I would also like to raise a glass to the outstanding work Bill Covaleski did during his extremely success ful
Brewmaster and President of Victory Brewing Company, Covaleski served as BOP President from 2014-
2016, and will continue to impactfully serve the association as Chair of the Legislative Committee.