We saw an odd job listing on Brewbound’s website last week. The Post Brewing in Lafayette is hiring a brewmaster, but wait, Bryan Selders is their brewmaster! Thankfully, in the first paragraph, it told of how Bryan is returning to coastal Delaware to go back to work for Dogfish Head.
Congrats Bryan, hope to see you out there next time we visit! I can’t wait to see what you come up with at that brand new brewpub.
Here’s the press release from Dogfish Head:
Off-centered brewery celebrates the return of our brothers-in-ales, Bryan Selders and Brian Hollinger
Milton, Del., — Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is proud to announce that two trusted and all-around awesome coworkers, Bryan Selders as Brewing Ambassador, and Brian Hollinger as Vice President of Operations, have come home to rejoin our hospitality and brewing teams. “Brian and Bryan were integral contributors to the success and growth of Dogfish years ago and we love opportunities like this; both of these gents have continued to grow as leaders and brewers after leaving Dogfish and they are bringing their expanded skills and experience back to our community of talented and passionate coworkers,” says Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head CEO and founder.
Craft brewing veteran Bryan Selders will return to Dogfish at the end of May in the new and exciting role of Brewing Ambassador with the beautiful new Rehoboth brewpub campus as his base camp. In his gig, Selders will continue to keep the pipeline of brewpub exclusive beers full, brew experimental beer with Sam and other Dogfish brewers, while also working to represent the brand at Dogfish Head hospitality locations and events. Selders first joined Dogfish in 2002 and has enjoyed a two-decade-long career in the brewing world, including his last stint with Dogfish Head as the Head Brewer. Selders, aka DJ Little Guy, along with Calagione, aka Funkmaster I.B.U., are founding members of The Pain Relievaz, the world’s one and only beer-geek, tongue-in-cheek, hip-hop ensemble. The Pain Relievaz rocked the mic for years, dropping an inaugural album in 2003 and a sophomore album in 2005. For a couple years, Selders took a short break from his Dogfish family as he explored creative endeavors in the graphic design world and management roles in the brewing industry. Joining Selders in his homecoming to coastal Delaware are his wife and children.
Dogfish Head is equally delighted to share that industry veteran, Brian Hollinger, will rejoin his team as the Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Hollinger will be charged with overseeing off-centered brewing, production, packaging and logistics. Hollinger originally joined Dogfish in 2009, working in various management roles in the engineering department. Brian was an effective engineering/brewing technology leader on the team that oversaw some of the biggest equipment and facility expansions in the 22 year history of the company. In 2011, he ventured outside of Dogfish to undertake and lead operations teams in a central leadership position at a southern craft brewery. Hollinger returns to Southern Delaware with his wife and daughter. For more information about Dogfish Head happenings, visitwww.dogfish.com.
About Dogfish Head:
Dogfish Head has proudly been focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since the day it opened as the smallest American brewery 22 years ago. Today Dogfish Head has grown into a top-20 craft brewery and has won numerous awards throughout the years including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year. Today Dogfish Head is a 250+ person company based in Delaware with a brewpub/distillery in Rehoboth Beach, an innovative seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, a beer-themed inn on the harbor in Lewes and a production brewery/distillery in Milton. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 34 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2017. For more information, visit www.dogfish.com, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead