Barley Brown’s Beer Awarded 2023 Keg Champion

Barley Brown's Beer, the Small Brewery 2023 Steel Keg Champion (image courtesy of Barley Brown's Beer)
Barley Brown’s Beer, the Small Brewery 2023 Keg Champion. (picture courtesy of Barley Brown’s Beer)

There are numerous varied competitions within the brewing business and one which’s a bit extra distinctive is the 2023 Keg Champions. Hosted by the Metal Keg Affiliation, this yr’s awards had been bestowed upon seven completely different companies.

The inaugural celebration of kegs honored eating places, bars, and breweries for embracing the noteworthy advantages reusable metal kegs ship: sustainability, effectivity, and a contemporary expertise many shoppers don’t expertise at dwelling.

One of many seven champions was Barley Brown’s Beer from Baker Metropolis, Oregon. Becoming a member of Barley Brown’s Beer is Yuengling, Allagash Brewing, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mellow Mushroom, Clyde’s Restaurant Group, and The Golden Mill.

Chrome steel kegs’ reusability and 30+ yr lifespan make them the best round alternative for breweries, bars and eating places. The Metal Keg Affiliation created the Keg Champion Awards to acknowledge hospitality leaders’ sustainability applications and the constructive impacts of metal kegs on the beverage business.

“We had been blown away by the response to this Keg Champion program. Over 2,000 breweries, bars, and eating places had been nominated!” says Dan Vorlage, Govt Director of the Metal Keg Affiliation and MicroStar Logistics’ VP of International Advertising and marketing. “Whereas that is actually about celebrating the entire keg champions on the market, we’re proud to boost a pint to our inaugural winners, every a normal bearer of their class. They had been distinguished by their dedication to sustainability and to delivering differentiated shopper experiences. Importantly, we even have a shared perception that this isn’t the fruits of an awards program, however just the start. Cheers to those winners and the entire keg champions on the market.”

Along with successful a coveted, iconic inexperienced Keg Champion Award (bodily, the most important award within the historical past of the meals and beverage business), the Metal Keg Affiliation will donate $7,000 to learn seven charitable organizations every chosen by the 2023 Keg Champions.

Barley Brown's Beer, the Small Brewery 2023 Steel Keg Champion (image courtesy of Barley Brown's Beer)
Barley Brown’s Beer, the Small Brewery 2023 Keg Champion with its successful keg in entrance of the brewery’s different medals and awards! (picture courtesy of Barley Brown’s Beer)

This award comes at a good time for Barley Brown’s Beer because the brewer celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary in June 2023. It additionally occurs to be the one Keg Champion that solely kegs all of its beer solely in reusable metal kegs.

When requested about this distinctive and one-of-a-kind award, Tyler Brown of Barley Brown’s Beer stated, “It’s the most important and heaviest award we’ve ever acquired!

“It’ll most likely find yourself on the again bar on the taproom,” stated Brown. “We’ll should make loads of room!”

Barley Brown’s Beer charity recipient is the Oregon Agricultural Belief, that companions with farmers and ranchers to guard agricultural lands for the advantage of Oregon’s financial system, communities, and landscapes.

The 2023 Keg Champion Award winners in 7 classes:

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings– Nationwide Restaurant (areas in 30+ states)
  2. Mellow Mushroom– Regional Restaurant (areas in 2 – 29 states)
  3. Clyde’s Restaurant Group– Native Restaurant (positioned in a single state)
  4. Yuengling– Massive Brewery (500,000+ bbls of manufacturing / yr)
  5. Allagash Brewing Firm– Mid-Sized Brewery (10,000 – 500,000 bbls)
  6. Barley Brown’s Beer– Small Brewery (lower than 10,000 bbls)
  7. The Golden Mill– Draft Innovation

If you wish to acknowledge a brewery to restaurant for subsequent yr, be at liberty to register that enterprise right here.

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