The Fort Collins-based craft brewery Funkwerks is broadening its distribution footprint and has signed its first wholesaler, American Eagle Distributing Co. Funkwerks co-founder Brad Lincoln told Brewbound.com that American Eagle will begin distributing the brewery’s products throughout all of Northern Colorado, with the exception of Fort Collins where Funkwerks will continue to self-distribute its beers.
Denver Beer Co. has one very important on-premise account — itself. The startup brewery, which launched in August 2011 and produces all of its beer for draught, sells 99 percent of it through the company’s own tap lines, according to co-founder Patrick Crawford.
As part of our ongoing coverage of the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, Brewbound.com asked a number of craft brewers attending the event to define what success meant for their respective breweries. While most agreed that maintaining a profitable business was important, several indicated that it’s not always the main consideration when plotting a course… Read more »
DOVER, DE — Dominion Octoberfest was awarded the bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Marzen style beer category. One of Dominion’s seasonal offerings, Octoberfest is a traditional German Maerzen. An amber colored lager, it contains three hop varieties, Tradition, Saaz and Hallertau, and eight malts, including Vienna, Munich, Caramunich, Wheat, Dark… Read more »
While many craft brewers actively pursue new retail opportunities in convenience stores, grocery chains and large mainstream restaurant accounts, Avery Brewing’s national sales director Ted Whitney said the company is still focusing sales efforts at what he calls ‘low hanging fruit.
LAHAINA, MAUI, HI – Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) was very proud to accept a gold medal for their Hawaii 90 Wee Heavy Scotch Ale awarded at the recent Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, CO. Wee Heavy won in Category 59, the Scottish-Style Ale category. This year, 4338 beers were entered into the competition… Read more »
As the demand for craft beer continues to develop within mainstream consumer channels, a host of new retail opportunities are becoming available to craft brewers. Brewbound.com spoke with representatives from breweries attending the 2012 Great American Beer Festival — many said they are exploring distribution channels beyond traditionally craft-centric on- and off-premise retail accounts like… Read more »
MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Beer Company recently claimed a Bronze Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival competition, the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 84 beer-style categories were announced in mid-October at the Great American Beer Festival… Read more »
BOULDER, CO. — With approximately 49,000 craft beer fans from Colorado and around the country attending the Great American Beer Festival last week, Avery Brewing Company shared the success in both Denver and its hometown of Boulder.
SANTA BARBARA, CA – This past weekend, Telegraph Brewing Company won two silver medals at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Winners in the competition’s 84 different beer-style categories were announced October 13 at the 31st annual Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
LONG BECH, CA – A year and a half after it’s opening, Beachwood BBQ and Brewing in Downtown Long Beach has been recognized with two medals at the Great American Beer Festival┬« (GABF) — the nation’s largest and most prestigious domestic beer festival held in Denver, CO.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s largest craft brewery brought home the bacon from the “Super Bowl of Beer Festivals” held in Denver, CO over the weekend. During Saturday’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) award ceremony, the SweetWater gang was presented with a silver medal in the Brown Porter category #74 for their Exodus Porter.
PASO ROBLES, CA – Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s flagship “DBA” was awarded the gold medal for the highest honor in its category for the second year in a row at the Great American Beer Festival Competition held in Denver, Colorado.
FRAMINGHAM, MA – Jack’s Abby Brewing, an American craft brewer specializing in lagers, was awarded a bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival┬« for its Smoke & Dagger lager. Jack’s Abby also announced two seasonal brews for autumn as well as expanded brewing capacity to meet demand.