Walking Tree Brewery located in Vero Beach, Florida is proud to announce its new distribution partnership with North Florida’s Champion Brands. This partnership will bring Walking Tree Brewery’s award-winning craft beer brands to the Nassau, Duval, Clay, Putnam, Baker and St. Johns county markets.
“Walking Tree has a reputation for making great beer that precedes their arrival to the Northeast Florida market. We’re fortunate to partner with such an awesome group of people as we continue to grow craft beer in our area. Between the shared values of our companies and the unique offerings for our market, we can’t wait to get these beers on tap around town.” -Earl Sutton, Champion Brands, Off-Premise Craft Brands Manager.
Official market release date is set for February 7th and several launch events are being scheduled to introduce area craft beer drinkers to Walking Tree Brewery. More information on events will be posted to the company’s Facebook page and website as they develop.
Walking Tree Brewery is a 24,000-sq. ft. brewing facility located in Vero Beach, FL. It opened its doors in June 2016 and hasn’t slowed down since, brewing some of Florida’s best craft beers. Walking Tree Brewery most recently gained national recognition at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO where it was awarded the Bronze medal for Imperial Stouts for their Duke Snider’s Imperial Stout. Receiving a medal at this event is considered one of the craft brewing industry’s most coveted honors.
As a company, Walking Tree Brewery is also committed to the environment and the communities it services partnering with several non-profits and charities. “As a conservation organization with a solid presence in the Treasure Coast, our partnership with Walking Tree Brewery made sense as they are dedicated to giving back to the waters that give us all so much. Alan’s father, Capt. Paul Dritenbas, was an integral part of the success of our local CCA chapter and now Alan and his brothers are carrying on their dad’s conservation mindset in various ways,”-Nick Pectol, CCA Regional Director.
“The Veterans Council is proud to be partnered with Walking Tree Brewery. Not only do they brew the best beer in the state, but they are community focused. They are always on the lookout for more ways to contribute to the fight for local veteran support through contributions and events,” -Captain Doy Demsick, Program Manager of the Indian River Veterans Council.
“We feel that Champion Brands shares many of the same values and ideals that we hold in high regard, including customer service and education, environmental stewardship and community outreach and involvement. We are extremely excited to be working with such an exemplary company and can’t wait to get our products into such an amazing craft beer market.” -Danny Rey, Director of Sales and Marketing for Walking Tree Brewery.
Champion Brands is located in Jacksonville, FL and has implemented several revolutionary practices into its day to day operations to reduce its carbon footprint. In 2015 Champion opened the first public Compressed Natural Gas station in Jacksonville and began converting their fleet of trucks to CNG gas. In 2017 they built the largest solar array in Jacksonville in efforts to reduce their impact on the environment. “These initiatives, along with the Champion’s commitment to its employees andcustomers made choosing Champion Brands a no brainer,” said Danny. Look for Walking Tree Brewery beers at your favorite bars and restaurants starting early February 2018.