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Chloe Smith BSc. (Chemistry | USask)

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Chloe completed her Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Saskatchewan and went on to work in Montreal as a brewer at McAuslan Brewing, and then as head brewer at Les 3 Brasseurs. For the past decade, she’s held the position of general manager at the award-winning Townsite Brewing in Powell River, BC, where she implements operational strategies, oversees budgets, growth plans, employee training, contract negotiations and much more.

As a business leader and advocate in the brewing community, Chloe sits on the board of the BC Craft Brewers Guild (BCCBG) and Canadian Craft Brewers Association (CCBA), as well as being a member of the CCBA’s Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Committee, and a member of the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute (BMBRI) of Canada. She’s also an experienced speaker, speaking at provincial conferences about diversity, equity and inclusion.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Chloe continues to be fascinated by the inner workings of the beer industry, and the imagination and innovation found in today’s beers and marketing initiatives. It’s an exciting time to be in the beer business and Chloe is excited to share her knowledge with the next generation of brewers.

When she’s not busy running a brewery, coaching employees, guest speaking, teaching or contributing in board meetings, you can find Chloe enjoying a pale ale!

Her advice for new brewing grads at the start of their career: ‘There are lots of exciting breweries to work at these days. Figure out what your personal value statement is, know who you are and who you align with. That’s the key to a happy, successful career.’