Copper Kettle Brewing Joins Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing
Denver, CO – Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing (CSA) is proud to announce the addition of Copper Kettle Brewing Company to its portfolio of artisanal breweries. Copper Kettle is the first Colorado brewery outside of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project to be added to CSA’s ever-expanding distribution line-up.
“CSA is happy to offer the range of beers from Copper Kettle and are pleased to welcome them as our first Colorado brand outside of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project,” said André DiMattia, CSA Buyer. “We have enjoyed their beers for many years and are thrilled to take this as an opportunity to bring on a great new addition to our growing portfolio. Copper Kettle is a fitting addition to the CSA portfolio as they share a dedicated vision for obtaining the highest degree of quality with each of their thoughtful offerings.”
Copper Kettle Brewing is locally owned by founders Jeremy Gobien, PhD, and Kristin Kozik, a husband-and-wife team who were longtime homebrewers before uprooting from Raleigh, NC to put their brewing experience to the test in 2011. Beginning initially with a three-barrel brewhouse producing beer exclusively for their small tasting room, the pair recently upgraded to a fifteen-barrel system after the initial success of their 22oz bombers in local Colorado liquor stores. With the help of a small and devoted staff, Copper Kettle has garnered a loyal following at its East Denver tasting room as well as a GABF gold medal for its Mexican Chocolate Stout.
“After self-distributing for two years across the entire Front Range we were ready to partner with a distributor who could help expose more Colorado beer consumers to our wide range of styles,” said Jeremy Gobien, Copper Kettle Co-Owner and Head Brewer. “With CSA we feel like we have found a group of beer fanatics who are as dedicated to their craft as we are. We look forward to a future of mutual success providing the highest quality products to Colorado consumers and having fun together while doing it!”
“At Copper Kettle, classic styles are understood and displayed with wonderful balance; playful creations are striking with innovation, and a complex range of barrel aged beers makes up a brewery that we respectfully cherish,” said DiMattia. “Copper Kettle is a strong contribution to the amazing Colorado beer scene and we can’t wait to bring further awareness to their abilities in the near future.”
Starting the week of May 25, CSA will begin offering the following year-round beers along with seasonal and one-off offerings from Copper Kettle Brewing to independent liquor stores, bars, and restaurants across Colorado:
Mexican Chocolate Stout (7.0% ABV) – A rich Black Ale with dark roasted malt flavors blended with bittersweet chocolate, Copper Kettle’s own blend of three Mexican chili peppers and cinnamon. Gold Medal Winner at GABF 2011. Available in: 12/22oz bottles | 1/6bbl kegs | 1/2bbl kegs
Naja Imperial Red Ale (9.0% ABV) – A strikingly bold Imperial Red IPA with a rich malt profile balanced by intense hop aroma and flavor. Available in: 12/22oz bottles | 1/6bbl kegs | 1/2bbl kegs
Charlie’s Golden (8.0% ABV) – Named after Copper Kettle’s brew dog, Charlie, this year-round offering is a Belgian Strong Ale with plenty of banana and clove in the aroma. Available in: 12/22oz bottles | 1/6bbl kegs | 1/2bbl kegs
Bavarian Helles (4.8% ABV) – A German Pale Lager with a crisp finish. This is Copper Kettle’s first ever canned offering. Available in: 24/12oz cans | 1/6bbl kegs | 1/2bbl kegs
About CSA: Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing is the distribution arm of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project. As an emerging distribution company in Colorado, CSA is focused on the artisans they represent including an ever-growing portfolio of the best International and American breweries, cideries, wineries, distilleries and food producers.
About Copper Kettle Brewing: Copper Kettle Brewing Company is a locally owned brewery with a tasting room established in 2011. Surrounded by local neighborhoods, CKBC strives to create what America seems to have lost: a local, modern place to gather with friends.