BRIEF: Alamo Beer Co. hires COO [San Antonio Express-News]
(San Antonio Express-News (TX) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 04--Alamo Beer Co. hired Jim Walter as its chief operating officer, making it the first hire for the company's developing San Antonio operations.
Walter, who has 30 years of brewing management experience, most recently worked as chief operating officer and chief strategy officer of Pabst Brewing Co., the nation's third-largest brewery by volume, according to a news release.
The company plans to start construction on an 18,000-square-foot microbrewery in December. The facility is expected to open in October 2014.
Walter, who also worked at Wisconsin-based G. Heileman Brewing Co., is responsible for establishing all operations at the San Antonio brewery, including human resources, procurement, manufacturing performance and product positioning.
San Antonio-based Alamo Beer Co. currently brews its Alamo Golden ale at the Real Ale Brewing Co. facility in Blanco.
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