In the beginning, Anderson ValleyBrewing Company was housed in the lower level of its brewpub, the Buckhorn Saloon. Gleaming Stainless steel vats brewed and fermented barley and other specialty grains to create outstanding ales, porters, stouts, and wheet beer. These brews begun as a dream of Kenneth Allen to create the smoothest tasting ales available anywhere. After extensive investigation into quality brewing, the Allens decided how the beers should taste, and proceeded to design most of the processing vats and tanks used in their beer-making process. They began making and selling beers in 1987.
Martin and James were bored of the industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales that dominated the UK market.
They decided the best way to fix this undesirable predicament was to brew theirr own beers. Consequently in April 2007 BrewDog was born. Both only 24 at the time, they leased a building, got some scary bank loans, spent all their money on stainless steel and started making some hardcore craft beers. They brewed tiny batches, filled bottles by hand and sold their beers at local markets and out of the back of their beat up old van.
Their biggest mission when they set up BrewDog was to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as they are. And that is still their biggest mission today.
Gordon Biersch beers are brewed at the state-of-the-art brewery and bottling facility in San Jose California. The 114,000 square-foot facility produces 85,000 barrels of authentic German lagers per batch. Gordon Biersch, synonymous with Great Beer, brews MÃ¤rzen, Blonde Bock, Pilsner, Hefeweizen, and Winter Bock at the brewery for distribution in bottles and kegs.
The Kiuchi Brewery was established in 1823 by Kiuchi Gihei, the headman of Kaunso Village. His family was collecting rice from farmers as taxes for the Mito Tokugawa family. He began his brewery with the idea of using remaining rice stocks in the warehouse. In autumn 1996, Kiuchi started the beer brewing business, named the brand Hitachino Nest Beer with a unique owl logo. Over the years, Kiuchi Brewery has gained Japan and world-wide attention by winning awards at numerous world beer competitions.
Rogue is a brewery based in Newport, Oregon. It makes beers with the finest hops and barley malt, free range coastal water and Pacman top fermenting proprietary yeast.
Stone Brewing Co., is the brain child of the beer lover/brewer Steve Wagner and beer-lover/business guy Greg Koch. Between the two of them, there have been visits to over 140 different breweries in the U.S. and Europe, more than 30 beer festivals and tastings, numerous classes in brewing, sensory evaluation in the microbrewing industry, several judging in beer competitions, and memberships in the Institute for Brewing Studies and the Master Brewers Association of America.
Unibroue has carved out a special niche in the beer world with top quality products and a brand rooted deep in Quebec culture. It made history by becoming the first North American beer maker to use a brewing method inspired by the two-centuries old tradition developed by Trappist monks in Europe particularly in Belgium. Over the years, Unibroue has remained faithful to its origins even as it has grown to become an icon of the brewing world. Unibroue products take you on a journey filled with legends and fabulous tales.