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.
Ranked in 2013 as one of the “Top 10 Brewers in the World” by RateBeer.com, Shmaltz won 9 Gold and 5 Silver Medals in the World Beer Championship in 2012. A recipient of the “Distinguished Business Award” by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Shmaltz was also included in the “Top 50 Fastest-Growing Bay Area Companies by the San Francisco Business Times.
To date, Shmaltz (the country’s first and still only, Jewish Celebration beer provider) has sold more than ten million bottles. Their offerings are available in more than 30 states through 35 wholesalers at specialty shops across the country. Your favorite Beer of the Month Club is stoked to be on board with Shmaltz by bringing you these quality examples of their unique work:
Messiah Nut Brown Ale, a Gold Medal brew from Shmaltz, named “Best Craft Brewer in America” by Beverage World Magazine, is complex, full-bodied and luscious. “A testament to the craft of the brewmaster,” so says All About Beer Magazine.
The 6-pointed Brewers Star blends fire, water, malt, yeast, hops and the character of the brewer to pay tribute to summer with David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager. L’Chaim!
Featured Beer from Shmaltz Brewing Co.:
Messiah Nut Brown Ale &
David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager
NUT BROWN ALE —Shmaltz’s Messiah Nut Brown Ale: All ales are top fermented, expressive and complex in flavor, with a pleasing fruitiness not found in lagers. This brew’s beautifully balanced with a nutty velvetiness. Shmalt’z Nut Brown Ale is perfect served as an aperitif, or with lamb chops or salmon.
LAGER — Shmaltz’s David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager: Bottom-fermented, lagers are aged for several months at very cold temperatures, giving them a smooth, refined taste. One of the most awarded brews, serve very cold with salads, fruit or desserts.