Lock 27 Brewing is in the market for a new head brewer.

The brewery, which has locations in Centerville and Dayton, on Tuesday (June 12) announced the resignation of head brewer Brent Osborn, who joined the company in 2016. He managed brewing operations at both the Centerville and Dayton brewpubs.

“Brent Osborn has been a significant contributor to Lock 27 Brewing’s expansion in Dayton,” Lock 27 founder Steve Barnhart said in a prepared statement. “As the company continues to grow aggressively, his contributions, guidance, and dedication will not be forgotten. We wish Brent all the best in his next role.”

Osborn was mum about his next move.

"Nothing to announce yet," he said when asked. "I give Steve my thanks and gratitude for taking a shot on a homebrew shop owner. We made some excellent beers: Lock Tender, Waterway, Oscar Wilde, Charlosta. Won some medals. That’s a solid team, and I wish them nothing but the best."

Lock 27 is now searching for a replacement.

“We don’t undertake this change lightly and will use the remainder of 2018 to identify the best candidate,” Barnhart said. “The role is a difficult one to fill as it will require more than just brewing knowledge. As we continue our extraordinary growth, our focus will only sharpen on both our just-in-time production and continuous improvement quality programs. We believe this continues to set us apart from other craft breweries and allows us to continue delivering the best craft beers to our customers.”