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Urban South Brewery Promotes Anna Jensen to Director of Operations for Urban South Brewery-HTX

Urban South Brewery has promoted Anna Jensen to Director of Operations for Urban South Brewery-HTX. Jensen will manage all taproom, brewing and distribution operations for the Houston location, which just celebrated its third anniversary.

Urban South Brewery Promotes Anna Jensen to Director of Operations for Urban South Brewery-HTX

Urban South Brewery, an innovative brewery based in New Orleans, Louisiana, has announced the promotion of Anna Jensen to Director of Operations for its Houston location, Urban South Brewery- HTX. In her new role, Jensen will be responsible for overseeing all taproom, brewing, and distribution operations for the brewery's Houston location, which recently celebrated its third anniversary.

“We are so pleased to have Anna at the helm of our Houston operations,” said Jacob Landry, Founder and President of Urban South Brewery, in a release. “She has brought her years of craft beer industry experience, which includes sales, marketing, taproom management, and leadership skills to the team. We look forward to seeing how she will apply her talents to help develop and grow our operations.”

Jensen played a key role in forming a partnership with the Ben E. Keith distribution company, which will expand Urban South Brewery's presence beyond its Houston taproom to grocery stores, bars, and restaurants in the greater Houston area, College Station, and Southeast Texas.

Born in San Diego, California, and having lived in several states and even Ireland, Jensen settled in Florida and graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida. She spent her entire working career in Florida's bustling hospitality and service industry before discovering her love for craft beer in college. She then began working for a craft-focused bar franchise that relocated her to New Orleans in 2015. In March 2018, Jensen joined the sales and marketing team at Urban South's New Orleans brewery, and in January 2022, she moved to Texas to lead the brewery's Houston location as General Manager.

At Urban South-HTX, Jensen manages a team of 10 employees, overseeing the taproom and production operations and leading distribution in Texas, as well as 10 out-of-state territories. This promotion is a testament to Jensen's hard work and dedication to the craft beer industry and Urban South Brewery's continued growth and success.

Jensen said, ‘Houston has a booming beer scene with more breweries in the city than the entire state of Louisiana. It’s great because there is such a variety of beer styles and cultures for customers to enjoy. Our HTX brewery has definitely solidified itself as offering some of the most innovative and creative brews in the scene. In addition to traditional lagers and IPAs, our customers know they can also come here for a variety of wacky fruited sours and bold adjunct stouts, there is always something fun and new for them to try.”

Jensen’s favorite Urban South beer is the Lime Cucumber Gose. She said, “Not only is this a great, sessionable sour packed with tons of flavor, it is also a beer that offers so much versatility. You can use it to make a michelada, a margarita, a cucumber Collins, or even as a chaser for crawfish! And with a GABF gold medal backing it up, I know I am not the only one who appreciates this incredible brew.”