Warner resigns as Flying Dog ‘lead dog’

Eric Warner has resigned as “lead dog” at Flying Dog Brewery.

Warner, who served as CEO for eight years, is turning the lead dog position over to Jim Caruso.

“Eight years as CEO is a long time in that position in this or any other industry. I could not be prouder of all that’s been accomplished and I want to make a change while I’m at the top of my game,” Warner said for a company press release. “I would not be comfortable making this move unless there was someone who I felt shared the same passion, enthusiasm, and dedication to Flying Dog that I do and who could seamlessly step in and build on the momentum we’ve created.”

Caruso has been affiliated with Flying Dog since 1995 and has served as the company’s chairman since 1999. “There is no greater joy than being part of the wonderful, wacky and irreverent world of Flying Dog,” Caruso said. “I love beer, and I have extraordinary respect for the talent and dedication of all the people who are the company, and I could not be prouder of what Flying Dog stands for.”