Well-known brewer Jennifer Talley, award-winning brewmaster for Salt Lake City’s Squatters Pub Brewery for 20 years is leaving Squatters to become brewing operations manager at the Redhook Ale Brewery in Woodinville, Wash.
Squatter’s produces about 1,250 barrels of beer a year. Redhook? About 170,000 barrels of beer annually.
When Squatters opened a microbrewery in 1994, Talley became head brewer when the previous head brewer moved over to Salt Lake Brewing’s sister company, Utah Brewers Cooperative, which makes Wasatch Beers.
Talley got her first award — a gold medal at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival for a Vienna lager — in 1997. She proceeded to name her daughter Vienna when she was born two years ago. Since then, she has won numerous awards at the GABF, including another gold last weekend for Squatters’ Fifth Element ale. Squatters will search nationally and locally for a new head brewer. The company posted has posted an ad for the job here on ProBrewer.