Meet the Panelists

Blanca QuinteroAssistant Manager at Highland Park Brewery

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Alex NowellHead Brewer at Three Weavers Brewing Company

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Franny MichelleExecutive Director at L.A. County Brewer’s Guild & L.A. Beer Week

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Ting TsuCo-Owner ofEagle Rock Brewery & Women’s Beer Forum

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Corissa HernandezCo-Owner of Xelas & Nativo
Samuel “Chewy” Chawinga was born in Blantyre, Malawi and raised in Northern California. He attended University of California, Berkeley and started homebrew​ing in 1993. Hooked, he went into it professionally in 2006, becoming Founder and Head Brewer at Boomtown Brewery, as well as Founder and COO of South Los Angeles Beverage Co. He loves learning, being creative, uplifting folks and staying positive. With his love of learning, he also has a passion for education and enlightenment. Brewing and the craft beer industry has given him space to practice all these things. His favorite thing about craft beer is the sense of community, not only in the industry — but in the local pubs all around the nation.

Meet the Moderator

Zaneta Santana – General Manager at Angel City Brewery

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