One of my favorite people in the industry, veteran brewer Jaime Jurado, who recently left Susquehanna Brewing, is moving back to the south. Abita Brewing announced Tuesday that Jurado would be joining them as Director of Brewing Operations, beginning this November. Prior to the Pennsylvania gig with Susquehanna, Jurado was Director of Brewing Operations for The Gambrinus Company breweries, which included Spoetzl Brewery, BridgePort Brewing, and Trumer Brauerei. His earlier experience includes having been the International Brewing Development Manager for The Stroh Brewery, manager at Courage Brewing’s Berkshire Brewery in England and five years at the Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre. He’s also a past president of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. He recently sent me some malt flour that Sean Paxton, the Homebrew Chef, and I are working on using in a fun food project. Full details of his move to Abita can be found in their press release. Congratulations to both Abita and Jaime.