Frank Kaszuba Joins Bev-Craft Consulting Team
Bev-Craft Grows with Addition of Local Brewer Frank Kaszuba
If you’ve been reading our regular blog updates you’ll know that we love the local craft beer scene. One of the big reasons we get so excited is because of how quickly things can change and evolve. The Twin Ports and the North Shore of Lake Superior have become a destination for craft beer lovers and it all comes down to the high level of quality that our local breweries infuse into each delicious brew.
Well, the Team at Bev-Craft is dedicated at applying their years of industry experience to helping breweries achieve greatness. According to their website, Bev-Craft “incubates and consults breweries from idea to thriving business with development assistance, brewhouse planning, recipe formulation, ingredient selection, brand creation, and sales planning and assistance.”
And now, our friend Frank Kaszuba has joined the Bev-Craft Team.
Frank Kaszuba joins Bev-Craft Think Tank
Bev-Craft, a craft brewery consultant group headquartered in Superior, Wis., has tapped Frank Kaszuba as Project Manager and Brewer. In his new role, Kaszuba will orchestrate the development of breweries in planning and help propel their growth as an ongoing operational consultant.
Kaszuba’s beers have won a myriad of awards at national competitions including three medals at the Great American Beer Festival and numerous medals at Chicago’s Festival of Barrel Aged Beer. He was elected by his peers to serve on the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Board of Directors (2014 and 2015).
After earning a biology degree at Beloit College, the home-brewing Chicago native moved to Duluth to pursue a master’s degree in biology. He simultaneously began an apprenticeship at Lake Superior Brewing Company, launching what would become a 20-years-and-counting career in brewing. A year later, Kaszuba followed his passion for brewing to Anchorage, Alaska where he worked at the Borealis Brewery and later Cusack’s Brewpub. In 1999 Kaszuba moved back to Duluth and began brewing at Fitger’s Brewhouse. During his stint at the iconic brewpub, he held the positions of Shift Brewer, Lead Brewer, and eventually Head Brewer.
Led by veterans of the craft brewing industry, Bev-Craft is incubating and consulting breweries with a four-pronged approach that encompasses development assistance, brewhouse planning, recipe formulation with ingredient selection, brand creation, and sales strategy. The company has seen growth in their first year and welcomes Kaszuba’s knowledge and experience to the team.
For interviews and information:
Tim Nelson, Bev-Craft CEO