Dave Richmond has combined his work with his love of beer for more than eight years with the Madrigrano families, and is now Global Brands Manager at Beer Capitol Distributing-Lake Country in Sussex. In his position, Dave is responsible for coordinating the marketing and merchandising programs for all the Global brands. The beer products featured in his blog are primarily those distributed but not limited to by Beer Capitol Distributing Lake Country.
Last week in Denver was the Great American Beer Festival. It is held every September and brings over 450 brewers from all over the US to this 3 day festival. Wisconsin was very well represented with MillerCoors, Lakefront, Capital, New Glarus,Dells Brewing Co.,Great Dane, Rock Bottom,Titletown and Water Street Brewery. 78 Different beer categories were judged and Gold, Silver and Bronze were awarded. Beer selection ranged from the simple Pilsner to the obscure. Wisconsin did bring home some awards: Miller, Capital,New Glarus,Rock Bottom,Titletown brewery.
The tone of the festival was obviously positive(how can it not be? beer is involved), most brewers are seeing light at the end of the tunnel with the economy so re-investment will continue and the holidays will bring a lot of great beer choices.