Saltwater Brewery Welcomes New Head of Brewing, Launches Third Canned Beer
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Saltwater Brewery, a Florida-based microbrewery known for the Edible Six Pack Rings, announced an extension to their brewing team with the hiring of Justin Rick, previous Senior Brewer at Brooklyn Brewery.
Justin graduated from the Master Brewers Program at UC Davis in 2008, and over the past eight years has held top brewing positions at Stone Brewing, Leinenkugel and Brooklyn Brewery. Following the success of the Edible Can Ring viral video, Justin will continue the momentum as Saltwater's new Head of Brewing. Since the beginning of June, he has helped to standardize procedures, improve safety, streamline operations, grow the Beer Lab, and just brewed the brewery's 250th batch of beer. Dustin Jeffers will continue to manage recipe formulation and serves as Saltwater's Director of Operations.
"We're excited to have such a seasoned and talented Brewer," said Jeffers. "His hands-on, senior-level experience with large breweries is unmatched and will be instrumental to helping Saltwater grow and improve."
Justin's hiring ushers in a third canned beer for the company, LocAle. A crisp, refreshing, golden ale with 3.7 percent ALC/VOL, LocAle is the ideal all-day drinking beer to enjoy at your favorite local event or activity. Cans have been available in the Tasting Room since the beginning of September, and are now available throughout Saltwater's Florida-only distribution territory. The brewery's canned beer offerings now include Screamin' Reels IPA, Sea Cow Milk Stout, and LocAle Golden Ale.
About Saltwater Brewery
Founded in December 2013 by a team of local Floridians, Saltwater Brewery is Delray Beach's first local production microbrewery, with tasting room and beer garden. Using only pure and natural ingredients, each style of handcrafted beer and corresponding name is inspired by the ocean to reflect the lifestyle and passion of the Founders. Saltwater's goal is to maintain the world's greatest wonder by giving back through ocean based charities (CCA, Surfrider, Ocean Foundation, MOTE) and the Edible Six Pack Rings. Over 12 styles are typically available in the tasting room, while Screamin' Reels IPA, Sea Cow Milk Stout, and LocAle, are distributed in cans and on tap throughout Florida. Packaging is done on-site with the brewery's in-house canning line, and the team will soon install an in-line labeler for seasonal and special releases
Saltwater Brewery Expands Distribution to the Gulf Coast and Central Florida, Launches Canned Milk Stout
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Saltwater Brewery, a micro-brewery with tasting room, today announced a partnership with Florida Distributing Company (FDC) and J.J. Taylor Companies, Inc. (J.J. Taylor), expanding distribution to Tampa, Orlando and the surrounding areas, as well as the market launch of its second canned product, Sea Cow Milk Stout.
Look for Saltwater Brewery beer on tap and in cans in the following counties:
- FDC: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole
- J.J. Taylor: Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Henry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota
- Brown Distributing: Broward, Dade, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, St. Lucie
"FDC and J.J. Taylor have great reputations in the distribution arena and are well respected in the beer community," said Bo Eaton, Head of Sales and Co-Founder of Saltwater Brewery. "Their enthusiasm for our brand has made us very excited to partner with them."
The company also released their second canned beer, Sea Cow Milk Stout, following the launch of their Screamin' Reels IPA in August 2015. One of the only Milk Stouts in the market available in a can, Sea Cow is characterized as dark, roasty and sweet, with 6% ALC/VOL and 38 IBUs.
Saltwater Brewery's brand and lifestyle revolves around the ocean, which extends to their charitable giving. "We look forward to working with locally based charity chapters such as The Ocean Foundation and Surfrider Foundation in the Orlando and Tampa areas," said Chris Gove, President and Co-Founder.
Sea Cow Milk Stout will be available throughout Saltwater Brewery's new and current distribution territory. The team is planning to continue expansion later this year, and will also can additional styles such as Locale, Wheat Wave and limited releases.
About Saltwater Brewery
Founded in December 2013 by a team of native Floridians, Saltwater Brewery is Delray Beach's first local production microbrewery with tasting room. Using only pure ingredients, each style of handcrafted beer and corresponding name is inspired by the ocean. The company brewed nearly 2,000 bbl in 2015 and donates a portion of proceeds to ocean-related charities. 12 different styles are typically available in the tasting room, including Chocolate Mayday and Don't Get Confused, while six primary beers, including Screamin' Reels IPA and Sea Cow Milk Stout, are distributed.
Saltwater Brewery Launches Screamin' Reels IPA in Cans
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Saltwater Brewery (SWB), a micro-brewery with tasting room, today announced the launch of its first canned product, Screamin' Reels IPA.
Starting this week, six packs will be available at many liquor stores, grocery stores, restaurants and bars throughout SWB's distribution territory (from Sebastian to Key West), soon expanding to Orlando and North Florida:
Screamin' Reels, SWB's flagship beer, falls in the Reef Zone of their series lineup: Coastal, Reef, Offshore (see "Depth Chart" image). It is characterized as a tropical, hoppy IPA, at 7 percent ALC/VOL, 75 IBUs, and pairs best with spicy, salty, fatty foods, which emphasize the hop flavor.
"We're excited to expand the reach of our IPA," said Chris Gove, President and Co-Founder of Saltwater Brewery. "Everyone can now enjoy one of our most popular beers at home, the pool, the beach, golfing or boating, which is why we love the can. With so many stores eager to sell our product, customers have easier access at a reasonable price point."
SWB installed their state-of-the-art canning line with Palmer Canning Systems in July 2015.
"We take pride in canning our beer," said Dustin Jeffers, Head Brewer. "Cans are lighter, more easily transported and won't shatter when dropped. Craft beer in a can maintains its quality as it's not spoiled by light, and keeps the beer fresher in an airtight and oxygen-free environment."
The team is planning to can additional styles with other popular beers like Sea Cow Milk Stout and Wheat Wave.
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About Saltwater Brewery
Founded in December 2013 by a team of native Floridians, Saltwater Brewery is Delray Beach's first local production microbrewery with tasting room. Using only pure ingredients, each style of handcrafted beer and corresponding name is inspired by the ocean. The company is forecasted to brew 2,500 bbl in 2015 and donates a percentage of proceeds to ocean-related charities. 12 different styles are typically available in the tasting room, including Chocolate Mayday and Don't Get Confused, while six primary beers, including Screamin' Reels IPA and Sea Cow Milk Stout, are distributed via Brown Distributing from Sebastian to Key West.
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