Funkwerks Brewery in Fort Collins, Colo., is taking its award-winning Saison and Tropic King beers statewide throughout Arizona thanks to distribution by the Hensley Beverage Co. Funkwerks’ flagship Saison and Tropic King can be found in select bars, restaurants and liquor stores beginning immediately.
“We are excited to expand distribution beyond Colorado and Nebraska and into the Arizona market,” said Brad Lincoln, Funkwerks co-founder and owner, Arizona State University Alumni and former Arizona resident. “The Hensley Beverage Company is a great partner, and we look forward to a long-lasting successful relationship.”
Gordon Schuck, Funkwerks co-founder, owner and head brewer added, “As a neighboring state Arizona was a natural progression for us. Come to find out, Arizona craft beer fans are an eclectic group and that really resonated with us.”
The brewery’s two flagship beers, Saison and Tropic King, are produced year round. Also brewed annually are four seasonals, a number of small experimental batches and select barrel-aged releases. Funkwerks flagship Saison was awarded a gold medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and a silver medal in 2011. Deceit, a Belgian-Style golden strong ale, was also awarded a gold medal at the GABF in 2012. In addition to receiving two gold medals in 2012, the GABF named Funkwerks the 2012 Small Brewing Company of the Year.
Funkwerks is currently distributed in Colorado by American Eagle Distributing and C.R. Goodman, in Nebraska by Quality Brands of Omaha and Double Eagle Beverage and in Arizona by the Hensley Beverage Co.
The Hensley Beverage Co. is one of Arizona’s leading distributor of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. They are also one of the largest family owned and operated beverage distributors in the nation.