Big news keeps coming from Alamo Beer Company.
James Hudec has been named brewmaster for its new San Antonio micro-brewery, which is set to open in the fall of 2014.
Hudec, whose brewing training began in Nuremberg, Germany, 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 Jim Walter, formerly of Pabst Brewing Company, who was recently named chief operating officer.
“As we build our new facility, it’s important that we look to a brewing veteran like James to lead our production,” Simor said. “At the opening of the brewery, we will be producing our popular Alamo Golden Ale and anticipate the rollout of a lager and a seasonal.”
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, the local craft beer has expanded distribution into other markets in the state of Texas. Alamo Beer Company plans to begin construction of a multi-million dollar brewery in December with an estimated completion date of next October. 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.