Category Archives: Featured Breweries

PEAK ORGANIC BREWING CO. Portland, Maine

Peak is a craft brewing company dedicated to making delicious beer using local, artisan and organic ingredients. With roots in home brewing back in the ’90′s, brewer Jon Cadoux set about combining his love for beer with an ethic for sustainability. Whenever possible, he’d use organic ingredients from local farmers. It was a defining day when Jon discovered that he didn’t need to sacrifice flavor for sustainability – that better ingredients actually made good beer even more delicious.

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SHMALTZ BREWING CO., Clifton Park, NY

What began in 1996 as a sincere experiment of 100 cases of hand-bottled, hand-labeled beer (hand-delivered out of the back of founder Jeremy Cowan’s grandmother’s Volvo) has grown into a 200,000 case per year operation. In 2012, those 12,000+ barrels equated to a gross of $3.9 million in sales, a 42% increase over the previous year. The Shmaltz Tribe honors these contract brewing roots while embracing the miracle of new life in Clifton Park, NY, envisioning its expansion as a 50-barrel playground for brewing exceptional specialty beers and hosting a growing family of enthusiastic consumers at its new home.

 

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Uinta Brewery, Salt Lake City, Utah

Uinta Brewery embarked on its mission of brewing world class, full-flavored craft-brewed beer in the winter of 1993. From a small, renovated mechanic’s garage in Salt Lake City, they began distributing a tasty variety of beer to local establishments. Demand escalated, resulting in the installation of a bottling line in 1996. In 2001, having outgrown its original building, Uinta built and relocated to a 26,000 sq. ft. facility specifically designed for brewing.

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