James Ottolini, known by many as “Otto,” serves as the Head of Brewing Operations for Schlafly Beer, a St. Louis based brewery.
Schlafly Beer started 21 years ago to bring examples of fine beers found throughout various parts of the world. It has grown to be a proud corporate citizen of Saint Louis and a shining example of great beers in a town with great brewing heritage and tradition.
In his role, James has grown the operations and manufacturing side of the business with an excellent team of others to innovate and grow the beer brand and company to where it is today.
He has a diverse background and most recently has been a professor of Brewing Science at Washington University and is actively involved with several boards in his community ranging in interests from Sustainability, Brewing and Education in addition to growing a local brewery by double digits over the past 10 years.