Riding on the buzz generated at the Craft Brewers Conference in San Francisco, High Water Brewing experiences hot demand for its initial product offerings.
San Leandro, CA, March 30, 2011 — High Water Brewing launched its initial draft beer offerings at some of the most revered craft beer establishments in the San Francisco Bay Area. “The response has been enthusiastic to say the least,” says John Anthony, CEO and top sales exec at High Water. Anthony added, “We sold out our first batches of Retribution Imperial IPA and Hop Riot IPA faster than anticipated.”
During the Craft Brewers Conference, High Water presented both styles of beer to craft beer industry professionals and fans from around the world. “At this point we have requests to fill orders from not only establishments in our own Northern California backyard, but also from Southern California and as far away as New York,” according to Anthony.
To help keep up with demand, High Water Brewing has purchased and installed two new 30 BBL fermentors at Drakes Brewing Company in San Leandro. Cooperage (100 kegs) has also been purchased and put into service along with a “cold box” for the High Water distribution and storage warehouse, located adjacent to Drakes. In addition, a new delivery van is already making the rounds for High Water Distributing, a subsidiary of High Water Brewing.
Steve Altimari, President and Brewmaster, recently announced, “Our second batches of Retribution and Hop Riot will be finished soon and what we’re really excited about is that much of this will go into bottles for our bottle release.” He added, “Brandy barrels are arriving as we speak for our barrel aged beer, which will be released later this fall /winter.” Altimari promises to keep everyone informed on the exact date for upcoming High Water Brewing bottle releases.
The company has quickly met a number of its startup benchmarks, a strong indicator for future success. High Water will soon announce a new stock offering on their web site.
About the Company: Based in San Leandro, CA, High Water Brewing is a corporation with principals Steve Altimari, John Anthony, Lane Anthony, Kevin Sweeney and Davin Abrahamian serving as company officers and on the board of directors. In order to meet the future demand for product, capital is being raised for a new manufacturing venture; the company web site has details on the most recent stock offering.