NASHVILLE, TN February 27, 2018 — Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine is pleased to announce the hiring of David Wingo as the magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief.

David is a mainstay in the Nashville craft beer scene, and his knowledge of and passion for all things brewing promises to further TCB’s mission of exploring everything that is brewing in the state of Tennessee.

Middle Tennessee craft beer lovers, whether they’re aware of it or not, have benefitted from David’s support and advocacy for local beer and breweries for over a decade. He is a Nashville native who entered the craft beer scene as a Belmont student, enjoying the microbrew selections at the Hillsboro Village location of Bosco’s and at Blackstone’s brewpub.

“I discovered craft beer as an escape from the macro-dominated beer landscape of the 90s,” he says.

Since those early days, David has spent time with industry professionals from brewers to distributors to event planners, developing relationships organically over a shared love of great local beer.

“My goal as editor is to help continue to tell the story of craft beer in Tennessee,” says David of joining the TCB team. “I want to not only provide leadership for the magazine, but also give a voice to our vibrant and exciting community.”

Tennessee Craft Beer magazine is a statewide quarterly print and digital magazine that focuses on the thriving local beer community and the industry as a whole.

“We are thrilled to to have David join our team,” says Didi Rainey, TCB’s managing partner. “His reputation and relationships are an invaluable asset to the magazine and the craft beer community as a whole. This partnership promises to help build and celebrate the industry in an exciting way.”

In recent years, craft brewing has become a boon to the U.S. economy, contributing $67.8 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2016 and more than 456,000 Jobs, according to a study by the Brewers Association.

David joins the staff just in time to coordinate coverage for the Craft Brewers Conference at Music City Center. Thousands of brewing industry professionals will visit Nashville to learn and share their experiences, and Nashville’s beer industry is busy preparing to host the best brewers in the country.