Breaking News: Coors Revolutionary Product

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Coors Brew­ing Com­pany has been a leader in the brew­ing indus­try for hun­dreds of years and has been known to intro­duce many tech­niques to help improve on the marketability…errr…Drinkability of their beers-Cold Brew­ing, Blue Moun­tains, and invent­ing Rocky Moun­tain Water for its beers. Turns out that they have new up their sleeves and after years […]

Upcoming Event: The Great American BBQ and Beer Fest 2014

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If there is one thing the Ari­zona craft beer com­mu­nity can rely on, it’s the fact that we have an agency who really knows how to set up a suc­cess­ful beer fes­ti­val–HDE Agency. For the 5th year in a row, Lan­don Evans and his fan­tas­tic team (look­ing at you Jen Pruett) have orga­nized a festival […]

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At this point we are all well aware of the crazy growth of the craft beer indus­try. There are cur­rently over 2,700 craft brew­eries in exis­tence and brew­ing beer today. Amaz­ing right? Unfor­tu­nately, a por­tion of those brew­eries may not last the long haul due to any num­ber of rea­sons and skep­ti­cism is begin­ning to […]

Beer Certifications Comparison

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What does a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sig­nify? Why does it mat­ter? Is it only as good as the peo­ple who put the mate­r­ial alto­gether in the first place? When it comes to these ques­tions there are many dif­fer­ent the­o­ries, schools of thought, answers, pros, and cons, etc. Recently many Beer Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­grams have been striv­ing to set […]

Review: Goose Island BCBS & Barley Wine

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Black Fri­day. For most it’s a day to recover from all of the food ingested the day prior. For oth­ers it is a day to swoop into what­ever retailer has the great sales going and get a new TV. If they must tram­ple over some­one to get it then so be it. For all of […]


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Press Release: San Tan Brewing Expanding To So. Cal.

Arizona’s sec­ond largest brew­ery, San­Tan Brew­ing, will intro­duce their sig­na­ture beers: Devil’s Ale, Hop­Shock IPA & Mr. Pineap­ple Wheat Beer to South­ern Cal­i­for­nia in April 2014

SanTan(640x574)With plans for south­ern Cal­i­for­nia dis­tri­b­u­tion in April 2014, San­Tan Brew­ing Com­pany is team­ing up with Reyes Bev­er­age Group to intro­duce its uniquely south­west­ern style ales includ­ing Devil’s Ale, Hop­Shock IPA, Mr. Pineap­ple Wheat Beer and a San­Tan vari­ety pack.

Reyes Bev­er­age Group will play an impor­tant role in SanTan’s suc­cess­ful launch into craft beer retail and tap accounts through­out San Diego, Los Ange­les and every­where in between. Reyes Bev­er­age Group Cal­i­for­nia beer dis­trib­u­tor­ships include Crest Bev­er­age in San Diego, Gate City Bev­er­age Dis­trib­u­tors in San Bernardino, Allied Bev­er­ages in Los Ange­les, Ven­tura and Santa Bar­bara Coun­ties and Har­bor Dis­trib­ut­ing in Orange County and Los Ange­les. Their ded­i­ca­tion to advanc­ing the craft beer rev­o­lu­tion, their craft beer mar­ket­ing expe­ri­ence and their com­mit­ment to excel­lence are just a few of the many rea­sons that San­Tan Brew­ing Com­pany is thrilled to announce their partnership.

San­Tan Brew­ing Com­pany founder and brew­er­mas­ter, Anthony Canec­chia, stated, “We believe in true part­ner­ships with friends that are com­mit­ted to edu­cat­ing, serv­ing and sell­ing craft beer in America. Reyes Bev­er­age Group have undis­put­edly ded­i­cated their houses to the devel­op­ment of the Amer­i­can craft rev­o­lu­tion, which is part of our mis­sion at San­Tan Brew­ing”. 

Social media will play a key role in gain­ing pub­lic aware­ness of the launch. San­Tan Brew­ing has set up a ded­i­cated Face­book page at www.facebook.com/SanTanBrewingCalifornia, to keep thirsty fans in SoCal updated on where to find San­Tan beers on tap and in cans.   

“We are thrilled to bring San­Tan to south­ern Cal­i­for­nia — there’s no bet­ter mar­ket for great craft beer meant to be paired with great food and con­ver­sa­tion. We expect SanTan’s south­west­ern style ales to be in hot demand and we will ensure the right out­lets across south­ern Cal­i­for­nia have the brewer’s brands stocked,” said Tom Reyes, pres­i­dent of Har­bor Distributing.

San­Tan Brew­ing Com­pany is the sec­ond largest craft brew­ery in the state of Ari­zona and the 14th fastest grow­ing craft brew­ery in the nation accord­ing to the Brew­ers Asso­ci­a­tion data of 2012. In 2013, San­Tan Brew­ing pro­duced 15,000 bar­rels of beer, achiev­ing regional brew­ery mar­ket clas­si­fi­ca­tion as defined by the Brew­ers Association.

About San­Tan Brew­ing Company

Open since 2007 under the lead­er­ship of founder and brew­mas­ter, Anthony Canec­chia, San­Tan Brew­ing Com­pany has estab­lished a strong rep­u­ta­tion as one of Arizona’s favorite craft brew­eries. In addi­tion to brew­ing, San­Tan fea­tures a friendly neigh­bor­hood brew­pub in Down­town Chan­dler, which has quickly become one of the top local food and beer des­ti­na­tions in the Phoenix metro area.

In 2009, San­Tan Brew­ing began dis­trib­ut­ing their south­west­ern style ales through­out the state of Ari­zona, oper­at­ing with a mis­sion to pair craft beer with craft food that would inspire great con­ver­sa­tion and good times. 2014 marks the begin­ning of tak­ing this jour­ney through­out the south­west­ern states and California.

San­Tan beers have won numer­ous national and statewide awards includ­ing two medals at the US Open Beer Cham­pi­onship: bronze in 2013 and gold in 2011. San­Tan Brew­ing also took home a sil­ver medal at the 2011 Great Amer­i­can Beer Fes­ti­val and won Best Brew­ery in Ari­zona, selected by the Phoenix New Times and the Ari­zona Repub­lic, in 2013 and 2011.

Check out San­Tan Brew­ing Com­pany online at www.santanbrewing.com and become a fan on Face­book at www.facebook.com/SanTanBrewingCo or fol­low them at www.twitter.com/SanTanBrewing.

About Reyes Bev­er­age Group

Reyes Bev­er­age Group is the lead­ing beer dis­trib­u­tor in the United States ded­i­cated to adding value to the brew­ers’ sup­ply chain and to offer­ing the widest vari­ety of the best beers avail­able in its mar­ket­place while cre­at­ing an out­stand­ing work envi­ron­ment for its employ­ees. The com­pany dis­trib­utes over 100 mil­lion cases of beer annu­ally in the fol­low­ing major met­ro­pol­i­tan areas: Chicago and north­ern Illi­nois; Santa Bar­bara, Ven­tura, Los Ange­les, Ana­heim, San Bernardino, San Diego and south­ern Cal­i­for­nia; Orlando, Florida; Wash­ing­ton, D.C.; north­ern, cen­tral and east­ern Vir­ginia; cen­tral Mary­land and Charleston, South Carolina.

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Cigar City Homefront India Pale Ale

Cigar City Home­front IPA

Fun Facts: This IPA is aged on Maple base­ball bats!

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Ommegang Game of Thrones: Fire and Blood

This time of the year marks when new sea­sons of TV shows begin or end. One that I have been plenty of lately is the new sea­son of Game of Thrones. Mostly it was due to abun­dance of cus­tomers who were fans of the show ask­ing me when the new Game of Thrones beer would be released. For those of you who may be unfa­mil­iar with this allow me to explain. Brew­ery Ommegang, based in Coop­er­stown, New York, agreed to a deal to make two beers a year to coin­cide with the release of the new sea­son of the show. I have never seen this show and don’t have HBO, but I am a fan of beer so my atten­tion was caught here.
The first release was a Golden Blonde Ale with the name Iron Throne, which was released back in March of 2013. Back in Octo­ber 2013 they had their sec­ond release which was named Take the Black Stout. Their newest release in this series is the Fire and Blood.

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Cigar City Cubano Style Espresso Brown Ale

Cigar City Cubano Style Espresso Brown Ale

Fun Facts: This Brown ale is brewed with cuban style espresso beans from the Maz­zaro Ital­ian Market.

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Breaking News: Coors Revolutionary Product

Coors Brew­ing Com­pany has been a leader in the brew­ing indus­try for hun­dreds of years and has been known to intro­duce many tech­niques to help improve on the marketability…errr…Drinkability of their beers-Cold Brew­ing, Blue Moun­tains, and invent­ing Rocky Moun­tain Water for its beers. Turns out that they have new up their sleeves and after years in test mar­kets, it is finally ready to release to the rest of us: Coors Light HELIO.

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Terrapin Wake N Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

Ter­rapin Wake N Bake Cof­fee Oat­meal Impe­r­ial Stout 2013

His­tory & Fun Facts: Founded in 2002 by John Cochran and Brian “Spike” Buckowski.

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Upcoming Event: The Great American BBQ and Beer Fest 2014

If there is one thing the Ari­zona craft beer com­mu­nity can rely on, it’s the fact that we have an agency who really knows how to set up a suc­cess­ful beer fes­ti­val–HDE Agency. For the 5th year in a row, Lan­don Evans and his fan­tas­tic team (look­ing at you Jen Pruett) have orga­nized a fes­ti­val not to be missed–The Great Amer­i­can BBQ and Beer Fest. This Sat­ur­day, March 22nd, the city of Chan­dler, AZ will be the epi­cen­ter for world class bar­be­cue and of course, beer. HDE Agency has put together a mouth water­ing event fea­tur­ing the skills of the valley’s bar­be­cue culi­nary mas­ter­minds and part­ner­ing with San­Tan Brew­ing Com­pany who will release their sea­sonal Mr. Pineap­ple for all attendees.

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Cigar City Tocobaga Red Ale

Cigar City Tocobaga Red Ale
Fun Facts: Tocobaga Red Ale is one of Cigar city main­stay beers. It’s avail­able year round ONLY in Florida. Leg­end has it the Tocobaga tribe was orig­i­nally from Tampa Bay, Florida.

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