(Los Angeles, CA) – The producers of Southern California’s first and only canned craft beer, Golden Road Brewing, continue to set a foundation for growth with the hiring of Paul Burgis as General Manager. At Anheuser-Busch, Burgis supervised packaging, managed production lines, and was responsible for product consistency and quality, as well as plant finances.
Burgis earned operational expertise while rising through the ranks of Anheuser-Busch, and his managerial and production skills will be a great asset to Golden Road as they continue to follow an aggressive plan for expansion and increased efficiency.
Says Golden Road Brewing CEO and co-founder Tony Yanow, “The moment we met Paul we recognized his unique skill-set and his dedication to the production of quality products.”
Adds President and co-founder Meg Gill, “We did not know we needed this role until we met Paul, and are honored to have found an individual who is not only a great fit in terms of timing, but also fits our culture. I’m excited to let go of some of the daily operational duties, and focus on creative endeavors and local distribution, knowing that I have Paul’s full support.”
Golden Road Brewing recently debuted Wolf Among Weeds, the inaugural beer in their Custom IPA series which celebrates California’s enthusiasm for hop-forward IPAs. Wolf Among Weeds joins Golden Road’s two flagship canned beers, Point the Way IPA and Golden Road Hefeweizen, on the shelf. With Burgis’ guidance, Golden Road Brewing is preparing for its next canned release slated for early this fall, following Golden Road’s one year anniversary.
“Anheuser-Busch is a company of owners and I am amazed everyday at the dedication of their team. Although I will miss Anheuser-Busch I have learned so much from my many years with them. As a native Angeleno, I look forward to joining Golden Road and supporting Meg and Tony’s passion for making great local beer!” says Burgis.
Golden Road Brewing was founded in October 2011 by Tony Yanow and Meg Gill, who are committed to bringing fresh beer to market in the most sustainable way possible. Golden Road Brewing is the maker of Los Angeles’ only canned craft beer, packaged in 16 once cans to deliver an honest pint of the brewery’s flagship Point the Way IPA and Golden Road Hefeweizen. Golden Road currently produces sixteen beers which include a Custom IPA and twelve limited releases. Golden Road Brewing and The Pub at Golden Road Brewing are located at 5410 W. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90039. For more information, please visit www.goldenroad.la.