Scarlet Lane Brewing Co. Parts Ways with Head Brewer, Currently Interviewing Candidates

Scarlet Lane Brewing Co. Parts Ways with Head Brewer, Currently Interviewing Candidates


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McCordsville, Indiana – Scarlet Lane Brewing Company and Head Brewer Chris Knott have decided to part ways. Chris joined Scarlet Lane Brewing Company in January as Head Brewer. During his time at Scarlet Lane Brewing, Chris oversaw production of Dorian Stout, Vivian Red IPA and developed Saison de Silas. Chris was a significant part of Scarlet Lane’s achievement of three medals at the 2014 Indiana Brewers’ Cup after only being in operation for 2-months.

 “We launched this brewery with a clear set of goals on where we want to go as a business and what our overall vision is for the market. Starting a brewery is extremely stressful and requires a high level of teamwork at every turn,” Eilise Lane, CEO & Brewer says.  “It’s extremely important that we share an overall vision of the business strategy.”

“Chris is an amazingly talented brewer and we wish him success in his future endeavors,” said Nick Servies, Founder and CBO.

In the meantime, Eilise Lane and Doug Sheets will continue production and brewery operations and development. “Chris contributed a lot to the brewery. However, we had different mindsets on where we wanted to take the business and how we wanted to do it. I look forward to seeing Chris’s achievements as he moves to something better suited for him personally,” Doug Sheets, Owner & COO.

Scarlet Lane is currently in talks with several candidates for the Head Brewer position. The naming of a new Head Brewer for Scarlet Lane Brewing Company will be the topic of a future announcement.

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  • John Smith
    Posted at 15:09h, 08 September Reply

    Wow. Those guys just lost a hell of a brewer. I’ve had the opportunity to try dozens of Chris’ beers over the years and he is not only passionate about the craft, he is really damn good at it! It is sad to see brewery owners have such a great asset on their team and not appreciate what they have. Unfortunately this brewery is going to be hard pressed to fill the shoes that are left in Chris’ absence. Rather than pointing fingers, the ‘CEO’ should be taking a step back and analyzing her own management and people skills if she wants to succeed in this increasingly competitive field.

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