Green Flash Brewing Co. announced the appointment of Michael Taylor to CEO.

Prior to joining Green Flash, Taylor worked at Anheuser-Busch Cos. where he served in various senior management positions during his 14-year tenure with the company. Most recently, he was vice president of non-alcohol, leading all commercial and business operations for the Hiball Energy and Alta Palla brands. Prior to that, he was vice president of M&A, responsible for leading all M&A and business-development.

According to Green Flash, Taylor will focus on strengthening the Green Flash and Alpine Beer Co.'s brands, culture, and regional footprint while guiding strategic growth. Green Flash merged with Alpine in 2014.

In April of this year, San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. announced a foreclosure sale of its assets to an investor group. That sale included Green Flash’s sister-brand, Alpine Beer Co.

Green Flash runs a full-scale brewery and tasting room in San Diego. The brewer said it plans to open a brewhouse and eatery in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Green Flash’s founder, Mike Hinkley, will continue to play an active role on the leadership team reporting to Taylor and serving on the company’s board of managers. “I’m very excited that Michael is coming on board as the CEO of Green Flash,"Hinkley said. "His talent, experience, and leadership are the perfect fit, and I look forward to working with him.”