Hunter Smith is the President and Head Brewer of Champion Brewing Company. Having worked in the music and wine industries prior to brewing, Smith founded the brewery in 2012 out of a passion for brewing, beginning on the home stovetop. Smith, 30, lives in Downtown Charlottesville with his wife and two children.
Champion Brewing has grown from 500 barrels of production in the first year to a projected 10,000 barrels in 2016. Champion was recently awarded a Gold Medal in the Bohemian Pilsner category at the Great American Beer Festival for the ‘Shower Beer’ Czech-Style Pilsner.