Reopening and Staying Open in a Post-Vaccine World​ | Master Brewers Webinar​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Broadcast Date: May 11, 2021​​​

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Webinar Summary

This town hall meeting format will be a discussion on the key roles brewery leadership and employees have in preventing and slowing the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. This discussion will focus on a brewery's preparedness, response, control plans, and potential civil liablities. 

About the ​Panelists

Hannah Kight
Breckenridge Brewery​


Andy Clearwaters
Bell's Brewery, Inc.​

​Hannah Kight is the Sr. Environmental and Safety Manager at Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton, CO. She holds a B.S. in Meteorology from Texas A&M in College Station and went on to spend 5 years as an Air Quality Consultant for a variety of industries. She then became the Environmental Manager at the Anheuser Busch brewery in Houston before moving on to a role as the Regional Director for Environmental and Safety for the Brewer’s Collective, the craft brewery group of Anheuser Busch. After trying as many different beers around the country as she could while traveling for AB, she settled in the Denver metro in 2019 where she uses her degree to forecast the best beer-drinking weather.​

Andy Clearwaters is the Safety Manager at Bell's Brewery where he has been since 2018. He came to brewing from the food industry, where he has held multiple roles in health and safety, environmental, and sustainability. He is a Certified Safety Professional through BSCP and continues to use systems and processes to create and improve health and safety programs and culture. In addition to his passion for safety, he also has a desire to contribute to sustainability efforts as shown in his educational background with a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from Michigan State University.

Kevin McCabe, PhD

Double Strand Consulting  

Dr. Kevin McCabe worked in research science for over 2 decades studying cancer genetics, molecular microbiology, and bioaerosol transmission of infectious disease. He joined the brewing industry 6 years ago, leading the QA laboratory at Full Sail and contributing to new product R&D, including helping to develop KYLA Hard Kombucha. Kevin is now a scientific consultant with clients ranging from fermented beverage producers (beer, wine, apple cider vinegar, kombucha, etc.) to disinfection industry and university partners actively researching how coronavirus is transmitted through the air and how to reduce or eliminate the active virus in the air through chemical and physical means. 

Troy Poetz

Rajkowski Hansmeier Law​


Troy Poetz is a partner with the Rajkowski Hansmeier Law firm in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  Originally from northern Minnesota, Troy attended law school and practiced in Tennessee before joining Rajkowski Hansmeier in 2003. Troy was ranked best oral advocate in his class and served as chief justice of his law school's Moot Court Board.

Troy is a past President of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and sits on the executive committee for the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a lobbying organization comprised of attorneys with extensive trial experience. Troy represents businesses throughout the country in premises liability and employer liability cases. He is also a big beer fan.