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Fred Matt, F.X. Matt Brewing, to Chair Beer Institute’s Inaugural Brewers’ Council


WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute, the oldest national trade organization representing the beer industry, announced that its newly formed Brewers’ Council will be chaired by Fred Matt, president and CEO of F.X. Matt Brewing of Utica, NY. The Council is designed to increase the constructive and substantive engagement of all brewer members of the Beer Institute, ensuring greater alignment on key policy issues facing the industry. Matt’s appointment followed a nomination period and vote by his brewer peers in the association.

The Brewers’ Council represents an integral component of the Beer Institute’s mission of promoting and advocating for the $331 billion beer industry and the two million Americans it employs,” said Brian Crawford, president and CEO of the Beer Institute. “There are very few leaders in the beer industry that have more experience and insight than Fred Matt. His family has owned and operated their brewery since 1888, and as such, he is uniquely positioned to drive meaningful results for the Brewers’ Council. We are grateful for Fred’s unwavering commitment to the success of beer and look forward to working with him. 

I am honored to be elected to the Beer Institute board and look forward to working with my fellow board members to create new energy around beer—America’s favorite alcoholic beverage – for the more than 6,600 breweries in America,” said Fred Matt, president and CEO of F.X. Matt Brewing.

See here for Fred’s bio and headshot.