About

CRAFT SPIRITS magazine is the unparalleled resource for in-depth insight and intelligence for the entire craft spirits universe. The bi-monthly digital magazine from the American Craft Spirits Association features the information and analysis that small, independent spirits producers and allied businesses need to operate in today’s complex craft beverage market. Through this website, we also provide videos and features to keep the industry informed every single day.

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Staff

CRAFT SPIRITS magazine

CEO, American Craft Spirits Association: Margie A.S. Lehrman, margie@americancraftspirits.org

Editor in Chief: Jeff Cioletti, jeff@americancraftspirits.org

Senior Editor: Jon Page, jon@americancraftspirits.org

Media Sales Representative: Annette Schnur, sales@americancraftspirits.org

Designer: Michelle Villas

Web Developer: Sean Fousheé

American Craft Spirits Association

Director of Membership & Marketing: Ken Brady, kenneth@americancraftspirits.org

Education Manager: Kirstin Brooks, kirstin@americancraftspirits.org

Administrative Assistant: Albab Melaku, albab@americancraftspirits.org

Director of Meetings & Events: Stephanie Sadri, stephanie@americancraftspirits.org

ACSA Advisors

Strategic Communications: Alexandra S. Clough, GATHER PR

Legal: Ryan Malkin, Malkin Law, P.A.

Public Policy: Jim Hyland, The Pennsylvania Avenue Group

State Policy: Michael Walker, The Walker Group, LLC

Craft Spirits Magazine Editorial Board 

Lew Bryson, Alexandra Clough, Sly Cosmopoulos, Dr. Dawn Maskell, Teri Quimby

ACSA Board of Directors, 2022-2023

PRESIDENT

Becky Harris
Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. (VA)

VICE PRESIDENT

Gina Holman
J. Carver Distillery (MN)

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Jessica J. Lemmon
Cart/Horse Distilling (PA)

East

Becky Harris
Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. (VA)

Jessica J. Lemmon
Cart/Horse Distilling (PA)

Tom Potter
New York Distilling Co. (NY)

Central & Mountain

Colin Keegan
Santa Fe Spirits (NM)

P.T. Wood
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery (CO)

Amber Pollock
Backwards Distilling Company (WY)

Mark A. Vierthaler
Whiskey Del Bac (AZ)

Colton Weinstein
Corsair Artisan Distillery (TN)

Gina Holman
J. Carver Distillery

VACANT

Pacific

Jeff Kanof
Copperworks Distilling Company (WA)

Lucy Farber
St. George Spirits (CA)

Dan Farber
Osocalis Distillery (CA)

Kelly Woodcock
Westward Whiskey (OR)

Jake Holshue
Rogue Ales & Spirits (OR)

Ex Officio

Thomas Jensen, New Liberty Distillery (PA)

Thomas Mote, Balcones Distillery (TX)

Committees

ACSA PAC

Stephen Johnson

Membership

Jeff Kanof
Copperworks Distilling Company

Convention

James Montero
Dogfish Head Distilling

Lee Wood
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery

Judging

Maggie Campbell
Privateer Rum

Technology

Mike Blaum
Blaum Brothers Distilling Company

Molly Troupe
Freeland Spirits

Elections

Renee Bemis
Driftless Glen Distillery

Education

Courtney McKee
Headframe Spirits

Amber Pollock
Backwards Distilling Company

Lucy Farber
St. George Spirits

Ethics

Thomas Jensen
New Liberty Distillery

Legislative Affairs

Mark Shilling
Treaty Oak Brewing and Distilling Co.

State Guilds

P.T. Wood
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery

Gina Holman
J. Carver Distillery

Finance

Jessica J. Lemmon
Cart/Horse Distilling

Development

Tom Mooney
House Spirits

Safety

Colton Weinstein
Corsair Distillery

ACSA Past Presidents

2018-2020 Chris Montana, Du Nord Craft Spirits

2017-2018 Mark Shilling, Treaty Oak Brewing and Distilling Co.

2016-2017 Paul Hletko, FEW Spirits

2014-2016 Tom Mooney, House Spirits