Great Western Welcomes New Brewmaster


SASKATOON — Great Western Brewing Company (GWBC) has hired Amanda Butt to be its new Brewmaster and Innovation Ambassador.

“We’re delighted to welcome Amanda to the Great Western team. Her extensive industry experience and expertise in product development, quality control and equipment and process upgrading will be instrumental for us as we take the brewery forward into the future,” says Michael Micovcin, president and CEO of Great Western Brewing Company.

Butt joins GWBC from the Boston Beer Company in Boston, Mass., where she led the research and development brewing operations, helping to launch more than 20 new beers in two years. Prior to her role with Boston Beer Company, Butt worked in Canada with Labatt Brewing Company (AB InBev), where she held various positions, primarily in brewing.

“I’m excited to be returning to Canada to join the award-winning team at Great Western. My focus throughout my career has been on brewing creativity, innovation and continuous improvement. Brewing is my passion and I plan to pour that passion into continuing Great Western’s tradition of excellence,” says Butt.

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