American Brewing marketing manager Julie Anderson is quick to give much of the credit to master brewer Skip Madsen, who is also featured in a Seattle Magazine article that spotlights the pioneers of the craft brewing industry. “With over 20 years of experience, Skip holds a place of esteem among his peers and is admired by all of those newcomers who hope to emulate him and his accomplishments,” Anderson said. “His pedigree includes 29 medals, three awarded at The World Beer Cup, one of which was a Gold Medal. He has truly reached ‘legendary’ status and he’s not done yet!”
In addition, Anderson also notes that American Brewing’s beer is now on tap in many Seattle-area bars and restaurants, and that the company has also begun bottling its own beer — Breakaway IPA, American Blonde and Caboose Oatmeal Stout are now available on the shelves of QFC, Thriftway and Central Market, “to name just a few,” she said.
During the summer, Madsen teamed up with Warren Peterson, the sous chef at Tom Douglas’ new Seattle restaurant, The Brave Horse Tavern, to create a beer that complements the menu. The new brew, called the Brave American, is a Northwest Brown Ale that is also available in the American Brewing tasting room located in the Harbor Square Business Complex.
To keep up with this stellar progress, American Brewing last week accepted delivery of three more tanks: two 30-barrel fermenters and one 30-barrel bright tank. “For now, this will help us to keep up on the demands for our beer,” Anderson said.
“We are proud to have earned the recognition this (Seattle Magazine) issue has given us,” she said.