Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Expands Distribution to Oregon
(Denver, CO) – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is excited to announce that its unique wild and sour beers will soon be available in Oregon, thanks to the distribution partnership formed with Columbia Distributing. This marks the first time Crooked Stave will enter the Pacific Northwest on a frequent basis.
“Oregon is a bit of a second home to us, a fun market with tons of friends,” says Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave Owner and Head Brewer “We are excited to make our unique beers available to everyone who has been reaching out for years and bring in sour and wild ales to a city like Portland where food and beverage is such a focal point of the culture.”
Through a unique process of barrel aging, Crooked Stave is able to produce award-winning beers of astounding complexity. These complexities – including acidity from mixed culture fermentation and aged vinous notes from extended time in oak – create a unique flavor profile that isn’t commonly found in today’s market.
With an expanded fermentation capacity of 250 barrels, thanks to six new 50-hectoliter fermenters at its Barrel Cellar, Crooked Stave is able to focus on expanding its product reach to out-of-state territories with the most discerning of palates.
“If there’s one thing we know about Oregon, it’s that the beer crowd has done its homework,” says Yakobson. “They recognize quality and appreciate fine craftsmanship. We’re excited to join a market that values the kind of creativity and enthusiasm we bring to our work.”
Crooked Stave’s products will arrive in the Oregon market during the Craft Brewer’s Conference, taking place April 14-17 in Portland. With eleven different offerings to choose from, enthusiasts will be able to find both bottled and draft options in bottle shops, restaurants, and beer bars throughout the region. This latest expansion puts Crooked Stave beers into nearly a dozen states across the US and several countries throughout Europe.
About Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Crooked Stave is the culmination of “Founder and Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing blends science and art through creativity and passion. The artistic creations, all of which use Brettanomyces yeast and mature in oak, result in beers of extraordinary complexity.