Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing
Kissmeyer Beer is the brand of Denmark’s Anders Kissmeyer - his own, personal one-man itinerant brewing company. Kissmeyer Beer expresses a unique brewing philosophy, based on 30 years in the brewing business: Innovative beers with a distinct personal and unique character, brewed to the an exemplary degree of technical quality, inspired by and often brewed in collaboration with world-class brewer friends and colleagues.
“My second-to-none network amongst the greatest brewers on the planet puts me in an extremely privileged position with regard to choosing where to brew my beers. Only those with a personality, competence and karma that I know will add an extra dimension to my beers qualify.” --Anders Kissmeyer
Recent Accolades for Anders & Kissmeyer Beer
2010: Denmark’s Nørrebro Bryghus, with Anders as Brewery Director, wins 2 Gold and 1 Silver at the World Beer Cup, making it the most successful European brewery in the competition.
2011: Anders is awarded ‘Best still active Master Brewer in the World’ after nomination by his peers
2012: Beau’s/Kissmeyer collaboration Venskab rated “90 - exceptional” at BeerAdvocate.com, 93 at ratebeer.com.
GIGANTIC BREWING CO.
Gigantic Brewing Company is an independent, artisanal brewery located in the Southeast quadrant of the Peoples Republic of Portland. Brewer/Owners Ben Love and Van Havig are veterans of the Oregon brewing community.
“At Gigantic we only do two things: make the best damn IPA in Portland, Oregon and produce seasonal, exciting, flavorful beers, most of which will be brewed only once. Our goal is simultaneously to create new interpretations of classic styles and to ignore those same style guidelines completely and brew whatever our creative natures produce.
We hold ourselves to a simple principle – Never Give an Inch. We vow to start small and (stubbornly) stay small, focusing our efforts on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer. When you drink Gigantic, know that we didn’t just put our names on the label – our effort, imagination, and dry wit are in every bottle.” -- Ben Love & Van Havig
Gigantic beers have won Platinum at Mondial de la Bière (2013), Gold at World Beer Cup (2014) and Bronze at Euro Beer Star (2015).
Beau's BREWING CO.
Beau’s All Natural is a local, family-run, award-winning, certified organic, and totally DIY craft brewery. Founded in 2006, Beau’s brews interesting, tasty beers, including its flagship Lug Tread Lagered Ale, using best-quality certified organic ingredients & local spring water. In addition to Lug Tread, Beau’s offers a growing collection of Year-Round Beers and a rotating Seasonal program, as well as the “Wild Oats” and “Pro-Am” Series.
Beau’s has been a recipient of more than 70 awards for brewing, packaging design and business practices, including 2 Gold medals at Mondial de la Bière (Strasbourg, France, and Montreal, Québec); 6 Gold medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, 7-times “Best Craft Brewery in Ontario” (2007-2013) and 6-times “Best Craft Beer in Ontario” (2007-2011; 2014) at the Golden Tap Awards. As a Certified B-Corporation, Beau’s meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Beau’s beer is available in Ontario, Quebec and New York State.