PMI New Hampshire Chapter

Top Hops: Maintaining Quality at Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Top Hops: Maintaining Quality at Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Discover project management techniques you may be able to pick up while learning about how the beverage of choice for many of us is made.

Guest Speaker: Brandon McGrath,

Brewmaster of Merrimack Anheuser-Busch Inbev Brewery


PMI NH Member: Free

Non - PMI NH Member : $10.00

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If you choose to participate in the virtual tasting, purchase at least one can of Budweiser Nitro Reserve Gold Beer in advance of the meeting.


Beer. What does that have to do with Project Management? Well, more than you might expect! Ever wonder how beer is made? Think about it. Beer is a product. It is designed by humans, made by humans and machines, and shipped to where it is sold. There are processes that have to be identified, managed, and controlled. Sound like project work? You bet it is! For this first meeting of the program year, we have arranged for a special virtual presentation from the Anheuser Bush facility in Merrimack, NH. Come hear what project management techniques you may be able to pick up while learning about how the beverage of choice for many of us is made.

Join us for a virtual tasting of Budweiser Nitro Reserve Gold Beer. Please purchase beer in advance of the meeting.

Areas of Interest: This presentation is applicable to all PMs.

Talent Triangle: Leadership

Learning Objectives :

  • Understand the process of how beer is made
  • Understand how quality is maintained at Anheuser-Busch
  • Experience virtual beer tasting

Speaker Bio :

Brandon was born in Sicily to a military family. He grew up in Syracuse, NY and attended college at Rochester Institute of Technology. His degree is in Chemical Engineering. Brandon started his professional career at Anheuser-Busch Inbev at the Baldwinsville Brewery in New York as a Co-Op in Brewing Maintenance. From there he held positions as an Operations Group Manager, Operations Line Business Process Manager and Operations Maintenance Business Process Manager. Brandon came to the Merrimack Brewery as a Maintenance Improvement Manager and became the Assistant Brewmaster after this. His next position was Department Head of Quality Assurance. Now he is the Brewmaster of the Merrimack Anheuser-Busch Inbev Brewery.

For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 20 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. We are a company that believes our people are our greatest asset. We believe in the spirit of ownership because our employees take results personally and want to build something great together. We value talented employees who aren’t afraid to be bold, resourceful, and committed. At Anheuser-Busch, it’s not about what you studied or where you worked, it’s about what you can do. Cheers!



Event Properties

Event Date 07-15-2020 6:30 pm
Event End Date 07-15-2020 9:00 pm

Monthly Food Drive for NH Food Bank

Bring an item to donate to the NH Food BANK to the Chapter Meeting.

New Hampshire Food Bank requests non-perishable shelf stable foods. ie

  • Canned Soups
  • Pastas
  • Cereals
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Other non-perishable items - Cash or check made payable to NH Food Bank

If you are interested in volunteering collecting, delivering, and/or sorting, contact Communications.

Since February the Chapter collects donations at  each Chapter Meeting and drops them off at the NH Food Bank. The items are then distributed throughout the New Hampshire area.  Thank you for supporting this activity.

Professional Photographer

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