The Alabama Brewers Guild today announced that it has hired Dan Roberts as its new executive director.

“The consensus was that Dan was ultimately the best qualified candidate based on his experience and knowledge of our unique industry,” said Guild president Derrell Winowich. “His commitment to furthering the growth and progression of Alabama beer and other alcohol related industries in the state ultimately gave him him the edge over the other applicants.”

Dan was the Guild’s first executive director, leaving the position in early 2016 to resume his career in business and technology consulting.

“I am excited to be coming back,” Roberts said. “We had accomplished our primary goals in 2016, but the Guild has entered its next chapter with new challenges and opportunities. I am grateful that the Board of Directors has offered me the opportunity to lead the organization again.”

Roberts will begin his tenure as executive director on November 1.