Brew Pipeline, a turnkey national distribution platform, announced today two new hires: Houston Shively, vice president of distributor network, and Scott Ebert, chief business development and financial officer. At Brew Pipeline, Shively will be responsible for distributor communication, strategic planning and execution. Ebert will lead new business opportunities and financials with the brewers, distillers and national distributor network.

This team expansion came as a result of the company’s continued growth in the market. Shively has more than 30 years of industry experience building relationships with national wholesalers for Anheuser Busch/InBev and MolsonCoors. He continues to be a valued partner of these two companies, along with many craft breweries and distilleries. Before this role, Shively was a national account manager for the largest supplier of glassware, barware and utilities for the beverage industry, focusing on localizing national brand marketing strategies and programs.

“I’ve known and worked with Houston for over 15 years,” says Steve Kwapil, CEO and co-founder of Brew Pipeline. “Not only does he have solid experience in the beer industry, but he has the ability to strategically coordinate and execute all of our brand strategies with our regional managers, chain team and distributors.”

Working for more than 30 years in the manufacturing and distribution space, Ebert has extensive experience in the beverage industry. He was previously the CFO at Three Floyd’s Holdings, overseeing development of new business lines, brand lines, expansions of locations, distributor relations and core finance matters. In addition, Ebert led Baker Tilly’s beverage practice for five years, and provided transaction, valuation and consulting services to the exploding craft brewery sector.

“We are excited to welcome Scott to our Brew Pipeline family – I’ve worked with him on several projects,” continues Kwapil. “As we continue to build out our brand and distributor investments, Scott’s knowledge and craft brewery experience will be crucial in our financial strategy and plan.”

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Led by industry veterans, Brew Pipeline is a turnkey national distribution platform for craft brewers. Forward-thinking initiatives including Portfolio, Collab, and Guest Brewer provide a number of opportunities to connect brewers to new markets, retailers and consumers. As a one-stop solution for all logistics beyond the brewers’ dock, Brew Pipeline handles everything from marketing and promotions to order harvesting, registrations and chain communications.

Additionally, they provide resources that build brewers brands, expand distributor portfolios, adding true incremental dollars to both breweries and distributors alike. For more information, visit and follow on social media @brewpipline.


Import brands such as innovation leader Brasserie Lagabière from Quebec, Canada.

Collaboration brands such as Rosa Stiefel brewed in collaboration with the Pink Boots Society, and Motörhead Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with the Motörhead band, and Ale Asylum, both year-round offerings being released October, 2020. Also, Gordon Ramsey’s Hells Kitchen Hard Seltzers set for a Holiday 2020 release.

Portfolio brands such After Glow Hard Kombucha, Halyards Hard Ginger Beer, Cali Squeeze fruit infused Hefeweizens from Slo Brewing all breweries in the national portfolio management program providing distributors a single larger portfolio strategy, with delivered pricing, and access to a diverse brand portfolio without the burden of multi smaller contacts.

Wine & Spirit brands such as Porch Pounder canned wines, and award winning Bourbon’s from Proof Artisan Distillers.

Guest Brewer offerings that feed rotation nation, with release, and exit strategies long before brand fatigue can set in creating true limited release offerings from brewers such as Surly Brewing, Hi-Wire Brewing, Sun King Brewery, Jack’s Abby Brewing, and many more.