Kevin McGee

Member Since 2022

Kevin McGee

President & CEO

Anderson Valley Brewing Company

San Francisco Bay Area

Kevin McGee is the President & CEO of Anderson Valley Brewing Company of Boonville, California and the founder of the Healdsburg Beer Company of Healdsburg, California. Anderson Valley Brewing company has been making world-class beer since 1987 when it was one of only 20 craft breweries in the country and is now widely recognized as one of the craft beer industry’s true pioneers. Healdsburg Beer Company was founded in 2007 when Kevin turned his garage into a licensed and bonded commercial brewery and then single-handedly operated a 1bbl brewhouse out of it for 14 years. Kevin has spent over 20 years working with beer and wine businesses in various capacities. He is a graduate of the Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and has been practicing law for almost 25 years. Kevin’s background includes being the personal legal counsel and business strategist to wine industry legend Jess Jackson, founder of the Kendall-Jackson wine empire and serving as CEO of a wine and hospitality focused private equity firm with assets-under-management of just over $100M and businesses encompassing over 140 employees spread over three continents. More recently Kevin worked as an Operating Partner and strategic advisor in the alcoholic beverage, cannabis and consumer products industries through his firm Tradecraft Strategic Advisors. Kevin’s legal background involves government affairs, complex litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and a broad corporate development and business practice. Kevin previously worked as a prosecutor for San Mateo County and for The City and County of San Francisco and spent eight years teaching Gang Violence law and trial skills for the California District Attorneys’ Association. Kevin lives in Healdsburg, CA with his wife, daughter, kitten and two puppies.


SKILLS

  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreunership
  • Marketing

RECENT CONTENT

November 17th, 2022

Sustainability Implementation: My Tips for Meaningful Initiatives as a Pioneer in Craft Beer

Breweries are developing sustainability programs to address near-term and even immediate economic conditions, which is critical since we’re all in crisis-management mode these days.

May 17th, 2022

Price Increases Are Coming to Beer: Why It Isn't What It Seems

There’s been a good deal of commentary recently about how the cost of beer is going to go up.

April 13th, 2022

12 Tips to Help 'Future-Proof' Your Business in Today's Uncertain World

Preparing for success tomorrow means taking thoughtful steps today.

March 28th, 2022

Trend Spotting in 2022: An Insider's Take on the Quiet Revolution Going on in Craft Beer

Craft beer has quietly undergone the repositioning of itself over the past two pandemic-infused years.


COMPANY INFO

Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Since 1987, Anderson Valley Brewing Company has sustainably hand-crafted authentic ales and lagers with balance and complexity and is the World's first solar powered brewery. Founded in 1987 in the lower level of Boonville CA’s Buckhorn Saloon, Anderson Valley Brewing Company has grown to be widely recognized as one of the true pioneers in craft brewing. From the flagship Boont Amber Ale to the renowned bourbon barrel aged portfolio and as pioneers and innovators of Gose and fruited-sour styles, every Anderson Valley Brewing Company beer is crafted with purpose and an unwavering commitment to producing world-class beer. Anderson Valley Brewing Company is available in 39 states and at its Taproom in Boonville, CA.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Craft Beer

INDUSTRY

Food & Beverage