Marietta Brewing Co. in Marietta has a new top brewer. Chris Hopkins has taken over as director of brewing operations at the brewpub. He is a graduate of the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and has been brewing professionally for the last 10 years. His name may be familiar to beer drinkers in southeast Ohio. He is the brewmaster at the North End Tavern & Brewery in nearby Parkersburg, W.Va. He's not giving up that job, meaning he will be brewing at both locations. "Chris has so much experience under his belt," Marietta Brewing owner Tony Styer said about the hire. "We wanted to take our brewery to the next level and Chris is the guy who can help us do that ... We're gonna wipe the slate clean and we're going to have a new line of beers coming out. He's very consistent with his beer and that's what we're looking for." He said Hopkins' beers should be on tap within a couple of weeks. He noted that a new India pale ale called Buck(I)PA is coming out, along with a pale ale, barleywine-style ale and a chocolate stout. Former brewmaster Mike Arnold is still at the brewpub and will serve as assistant brewer.