Dallas’ Texas Ale Project hired Jason van Gilder as their new lead brewer in February, replacing original brewer Jan Matysiak. Van Gilder brings several years of local experience to the position with brewing duties at both Rahr & Sons Brewing and Lakewood Brewing within the past decade.
Head brewer Austin Jones left Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub in December after two years to pursue further personal projects. Brewing duties have been taken up by founder Carlo Galotto, manager Adam Gonzales and their staff.
Co-founder and brewer Michael Harper parted ways with Panther Island Brewing in August over an unspecified disagreement with investors. Harper was an original part of the brewery during its years of development and opening last June, and his future involvement with the local brewing industry is uncertain.