Saison and Belgian-style brewer, Funkwerks, Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo. announced today it has entered into a partnership with Andrews Distributing, meaning Funkwerks beers will soon be available in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Brewery founders Gordan Schuck and Brad Lincoln met while attending the Siebel Institute in Chicago, eventually going on to establish Funkwerks in 2009. They created their award-winning Saison in Schuck’s backyard prior to stepping up to a one-barrel system in 2010. Since then, their beers have won awards at both the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup.
“Funkwerks has built a unique portfolio focused around saison-style beers,” said Kelli Hopson, a brand manager for Andrews, in a press release. “Andrews is thrilled to share this world-class beer with local beer lovers in Dallas/Fort Worth.”
According to a press release, initial shipments of the brewery’s beers will arrive in North Texas after the first of the year, with an official launch on track for Jan. 12, 2015. Both Schuck and Lincoln are expected to travel to the DFW Metroplex that week to attend events celebrating the brewery’s arrival at Andrews retailers across the area.
Once on sale locally, Funkwerks Saison, along with Tropic King and Deceit will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles. Consumers will also be able to purchase the Saison and Tropic King in 330ml four-packs.