James Hudec named Brewmaster of ALAMO Beer Company

Alamo Beer Company has announced the addition of James Hudec as Brewmaster for their new San Antonio micro-brewery opening the Fall of 2014. Hudec, whose brewing training began in Nuremberg, Germany has extensive experience and has held similar positions at Fort Worth based Rahr & Sons, New Orleans Crescent City Brewhouse in the French Quarter, and more recently with Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants. He becomes the third member of the executive team and joins founder and CEO, Eugene Simor and COO, Jim Walter, formerly of Pabst Brewing Company.

“As we build our new facility it’s important that we look to a brewing veteran like James to lead our production,” stated Eugene Simor, founder and CEO. “At the opening of the brewery we will be producing our popular Alamo Golden Ale and anticipate the roll out of a lager and a seasonal, ” concluded Simor. The new 18,000 square foot microbrewery will open with the capacity to brew 20,000 barrels and can expand to 40,000 barrels.

Hudec will be responsible for managing production, product formulation, scheduling and quality control for the new brewery. He has also undertaken the task of designing and managing the construction of Alamo Beer Company’s brewing equipment.

ALAMO Golden Ale began distributing throughout San Antonio in 2003. Currently brewed in Blanco, Texas, the local craft beer has expanded distribution into other markets in the state of Texas. ALAMO Beer Company will begin construction of a multi-million dollar brewery in December. Estimated completion date is October of 2014. The new brewery will be located half a mile from the historic Alamo and will boast a full production line, beer hall and beer garden. Tours will be available to the general public.

ALAMO Beer Company was founded in 1997 by Eugene Simor, and first introduced ALAMO Golden Ale in October 2003. Since then it has continued to grow in the local area and has quickly expanded to West Texas, Texas Panhandle, South Texas, Houston & Austin Markets. It is currently sold at HEB, Whole Foods, Gabriel’s, Specs, plus others and is available in bars and restaurants in those markets.

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