MASSACHUSETTS BREWERS GUILD
KRISTEN SYKES has been hired as the organization’s first Executive Director. The Guild promotes craft brewing and protects the interests of craft brewers in Massachusetts. Sykes is a certified beer judge through the Beer Judge Certification Program and is also the founder and President of the Boston Area Beer Enthusiasts (BABE), a women’s beer club founded in November 2O11. In her work with the Guild, Sykes will organize the Mass Brewers Guild Fest, which takes place annually at the end of August in Boston. She will also help launch a long-anticipated Massachusetts Beer Trail, advocate for Guild legislative priorities at the State House, as well as strengthen the ties between farmers and brewers in the state.