As Downtown prepares to whet its whistle at the soon-to-reopen Angel City Brewing, a slight staff shakeup is being announced over at Atwater Village’s well-funded upstart, Golden Road Brewing. Jon Carpenter, the former Dogfish Head brewer who made up one half of the original duo of brew-masters leading Tony Yanow’s label, has apparently parted ways with the company. Now joining brewer Meg Gill at the company is Jesse Houck, formerly the head brewer and production manager at Drake’s Brewing Co. in San Leandro.** In a statement, Gil says, "We’re thrilled to bring Jesse’s leadership and dry, hoppy, clean-beer loving palate to L.A." While a rep says Carpenter left at the start of the year "to pursue other projects," there’s no exact word on where he’ll take his suds skills next.
**We’d earlier written that the two met while working at 21st Amendment, only to learn Gill had never been employed there.