DENVER — Complementing the recent announcement of an innovative new shared sales and distribution platform with 21st Amendment Brewery and Funkwerks Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery has partnered with MicroStar Logistics to deliver keg supply-chain solutions for its partner breweries. This keg logistics platform will drive efficiencies, flexibility, and sustainability benefits for 21st Amendment, Funkwerks, Brooklyn and future participating breweries.
“Our partnership with 21st Amendment and Funkwerks is a natural extension of the collaborative spirit that has been core to craft beer for decades,” says Brooklyn’s CEO Eric Ottaway. “When it came time to choose how to power the keg-related logistics behind our expanding network of breweries, given the strength of our long-term partnership, MicroStar was our first and only call. Their 20-plus years of experience, efficient network, and commitment to meeting our evolving needs are all reasons why we see them as an extension of our operations.”
“Our partnership with Brooklyn began in 1999. Since that time our businesses have grown and evolved together,” said MicroStar’s President and CEO, Michael Hranicka. “When we started discussing the next chapter of their evolution, and the fact that it would include working with other world-class breweries like 21st Amendment and Funkwerks, we couldn’t wait to get started.”
Brooklyn’s new logistics platform simplifies operations across partner breweries by eliminating the complexity related to managing multiple floats of kegs. In addition, participating breweries will benefit from just-in-time keg deliveries, ordering flexibility, keg supply assurance, access to MicroStar’s keg quality services, and the reduction of return-freight and other keg logistics costs.
About Brooklyn Brewery
Founded in 1988, The Brooklyn Brewery is one of the foremost craft breweries in the world, currently ranking #11 in volume among United States craft breweries. In pushing the boundaries of beer while keeping an eye on tradition, Brooklyn Brewery produces award-winning beers that are available in 26 states and more than 20 countries. The Brooklyn Brewery is located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and has been a proud supporter of the arts, music and community efforts since its inception. www.brooklynbrewery.com.
About 21st Amendment
In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan opened the doors to the 21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood with Freccia managing the restaurant and O’Sullivan spearheading the brewing process. In addition to quickly becoming one of the city’s favorite pubs, 21st Amendment began expanding beyond the Bay Area by helping to pioneer the movement to canned craft beer. Known for their witty names and delicious brews, 21st Amendment offers year-round selections, as well as seasonal offerings and their infamous ‘Insurrection Series’, a once-in-a-while limited edition release. Sold in 25 states, 21st Amendment operates out of its new San Leandro brewery headquarters and is among the top 50 craft beer brewers in America. www.21st-amendment.com.
Founded in 2009 by brewers Gordon Schuck and Brad Lincoln, Funkwerks is a specialty craft brewery specializing in Saison, Sour, and Belgian-style craft beers made in their small brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. The 2012 winner of the Small Brewer of the Year Award at the Great American Beer Festival, Funkwerks beers are available in seven US States and Japan. www.funkwerks.com.
Founded in 1996 and based in the heart of Denver, Colorado, MicroStar Logistics is the leading diversified keg solutions provider. MicroStar’s Keg Management division leverages two pools of kegs — KegCraft-branded kegs for midsize, regional brewers and MicroStar-branded kegs for large, national brewers — to deliver cost-effective outsourced keg solutions. MicroStar’s Quality Services division is the leading keg repair and maintenance operation helping to maintain the quality and lengthen the lifespans of some of the largest keg fleets in the world. For additional information, visit www.MicroStarLogistics.com.