ALPINE, Wyo. — Brewbound recently announced the winners of its 2017 Brewbound Awards, which recognize the business efforts of beer companies across the U.S.
First launched in 2014, the Brewbound Awards acknowledge breweries for their execution of various sales, marketing, and philanthropic initiatives. The awards also recognize large and small beer companies, as well as notable industry figures, for their impact on the category.
“The Brewbound Awards shine a spotlight on the businesses and individuals behind some of the country’s most successful beer brands,” Brewbound editor Chris Furnari said. “The awards are less about identifying the ‘best’ beers in America – something that is very subjective – and more about acknowledging some of the creative ways these companies are trying to differentiate themselves in an incredibly competitive category.”
The winner of Brewbound’s Award for 2017’s Breakout Brewery of the Year- drum roll please- Melvin Brewery! (And the crowd goes wild!) Melvin Brewing received this year’s acknowledgment for its rapid growth and expansion while producing meteoric sales. Not to mention causing a fun-filled ‘Ruckus’ wherever it goes. Don’t hate! Party!
Winners of the fourth annual Brewbound Awards were named during the Brewbound Session business conference, which took place on November 29 in Santa Monica, California. The Winners Are:
- Cause of the Year: Creature Comforts Brewing, Get Comfortable Campaign
- Brand Expression of the Year: Lagunitas Brewing Company, SuperCritical Ale
- Beer Product of the Year: Dogfish Head, SeaQuench Ale
- Collaboration of the Year: Forbidden Root and Fernet-Branca, Fernetic
- Breakout Brewery of the Year: Melvin Brewing
- Craft Brewery of the Year: Modern Times Beer
- Large Brewery of the Year: Constellation Brands
- Person(s) of the Year: Eric & Robin Ottaway, Brooklyn Brewery
About Melvin Brewing
Melvin Brewing, born in 2009, is the beer child of Jeremy Tofte and Kirk McHale to fulfill their desire to drink the madness. Their quest was to produce the biggest and baddest West-Coast Style IPAs in Jackson, WY. Like true chemists, they experimented on a 30-gallon, then three-barrel brew house system, and developed the award-winning Melvin IPA and 2×4 Imperial IPA. Today, Melvin Brewing has a full-scale brewing facility in Alpine, WY, a brewpub in Bellingham, WA.
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