Scott Graham

Executive Director, Michigan Brewers Guild
Date - July 22, 2024, 1:05 am
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Currently, Michigan ranks near the top in the United States for the number of craft breweries. Driving that figurative beer truck with a full load in fifth gear and with the pedal to the metal is Scott Graham, who was named the first executive director of the Michigan Brewers Guild in 2007. The Guild was formed in 1998 as a non-profit organization with goals to increase the sales of Michigan-brewed beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness and consumer education. Thirteen years later it looks like they have accomplished the goals they set out; today there are new goals on the horizon. Graham, who resides in Gaylord, grew up in Harbor Springs (fourth generation). After graduating from Harbor Springs High School in 1984, he headed off to college. Four years later, he attended the U.S. Brewers Academy and went to work at the Frankenmuth Brewery in 1989 under the direction of German Master Brewer, Fred Scheer where he worked in all areas of production as well as in the lab. After leaving the Frankenmuth Brewery he worked in Petoskey as a beer and wine wholesaler at Bayside Beverage from 1990 to 1995, where his duties included route sales, sales supervision, brand and inventory management. In 1995 Graham joined the Big Buck Brewery in Gaylord as a founding manager where he headed brewing operations as Brewmaster. From 1995 to 2001 he managed beer production for four locations in Michigan and Texas.
In in2001 he was offered the sales manager position for Miller Brewing Co. in the outstate Michigan market.

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