Meg Gill is co-founder and president of Golden Road Brewing, an endeavor she launched in 2011 with fellow beer enthusiast Tony Yanow. Under her guidance and through her business acumen – particularly in navigating the three-tiered distribution system – Golden Road has grown to 150 employees and 30,000 barrels annually, doubled in size each year and helped develop the craft community and culture in L.A.
In just a few short years, Gill has developed invaluable relationships with major retail partners including HMSHost, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s and Costco. Through targeted, thoughtful distribution of high-quality, fresh beer, and community partnerships with local organizations like Heal the Bay and the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation, Golden Road Brewing hopes to grow craft share in its local market while becoming a symbol of the great city of L.A.
A Virginia native, Gill began her career in beer upon moving to Boulder, CO after swimming competitively at Yale.