NEWS

FUNKWERKS LAUNCHES
IN NEW JERSEY

FORT COLLINS, CO— The Garden State just got greener as Funkwerks, specializer of niche-style craft beers, announces their extension in distribution to New Jersey through Peerless Beverage Co.

This addition follows the brewery’s expansion into New York City earlier this month continuing Funkwerks plans to align their distribution footprint with their partners, Brooklyn Brewery and 21st Amendment, and bringing the total count of savvy states serving Funkwerks beer to thirteen.

Draft and 6-packs offerings of Funkwerks select year-round beers— Funkwerks Saison, Tropic King, Raspberry Provincial, and White— will be available in select, craft-centric establishments in the Peerless Beverage Co. distribution footprint along with their newly released Winky’s Snack Packs featuring Saison, Raspberry Provincial, and limited boutique releases, Miho, and Passion Fruit Provincial.

“We are excited to bring our beer to New Jersey,” Head Brewer and Co-Founder, Gordon Schuck explains. “I feel great pride to be launching in my home state and I can’t wait to see Funkwerks beer in the liquor stores I remember from when I lived there years ago. I can think of nothing better than a cold Saison on a hot day on the Jersey Shore!”


NEW JERSEY LAUNCH EVENTS:

May 13 - Hops Craft Beer and Wine Bar in Morristown, 5pm
May 15 - The Shepherd and The Knucklehead in Haledon, 5pm
May 15 - Cork City Pub in Hoboken, 5pm
May 16 - Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, 5pm
May 16 - Barcade Jersey City, 5pm

Funkwerks’ beer is now available in select locations across Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, California, Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, Chicago, New York City, and now New Jersey.

A CHANGE IN OUR BOTTLES
FOR A BIGGER CHANGE


With one small change, we’ve cut out 5,042 miles of bottle travel each and every time we stock up on bottles. Over 80,000 miles of travel will be saved this year.

For the past eighteen months, we have been making strides to decrease our environmental footprint. One small step in the right direction is right here in front of you. We have switched from our 11.2-ounce, European-made bottles to 12-ounce, American-made bottles. This seemingly small change not only gives you a little more beer but also allows us to reduce our carbon emissions by way of shipping lighter weight glass over a shorter distance. Now all of our glass bottles are produced in Windsor, CO, much closer than Europe which reduces our bottle shipping distance from 5,055 miles to 13 miles!

FUNKWERKS LAUNCHES
IN NEW YORK

FORT COLLINS, CO— Funkwerks takes a bite of the Big Apple this week with the addition of New York City to its distribution footprint via Manhattan Beer Distributors and a series of launch events throughout the area.

This announcement comes after Funkwerks’ additions of Ohio, Kentucky, and Chicagoland to its footprint last month continuing Funkwerks plans to align their distribution footprint with their partners Brooklyn Brewery and 21st Amendment and bringing the total count of states lucky to serve Funkwerks beer to twelve.

Draft and 6-packs offerings of Funkwerks select year-round beers— Funkwerks Saison, Tropic King, Raspberry Provincial, and White— will be available in select, craft-centric establishments in Manhattan Beer’s distribution footprint along with their newly released Winky’s Snack Packs featuring Saison, Raspberry Provincial, and limited boutique releases, Miho, and Passion Fruit Provincial.

“We are excited to finally distribute our beer to our sales partner, Brooklyn Brewery’s home state! We have a strong sales team in the area and we are looking forward to selling our beer in the amazing selection of bars, restaurants, and liquor stores that New York has to offer. We have no doubt that we will fit into their beer culture” said Brad Lincoln, President of Funkwerks.

Funkwerks will be distributed throughout 14 New York counties serviced by Manhattan Beer:
Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Kings, Richmond, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, and Sullivan.

NEW YORK CITY LAUNCH EVENTS:

April 10th - Pony Bar at 5 to 9pm
April 11th - Decicco and Sons Millwood from 5 to 8pm
April 12th - Half Time Beverages (Mamroneck and Poughkeepsie) from 4 to 6pm
April 17th - Long Island Happy Hour Event TBD
April 17th - Top Hops Event from 5 to 8pm
April 18th - Barcade: Brooklyn from 12pm to 4am
April 27th - Whole Foods at 214 3rd Ave in Brooklyn from 3 to 5pm
April 28th - Whole Foods at 238 Bedford Ave in Brooklyn from 3 to 5pm

Funkwerks’ beer is now available in select locations across Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, California, Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, Chicago, and now New York City.

🌎 GOING GREEN 🌎


For the past eighteen months, the Funkwerks team has been making strides to decrease our environmental footprint. We have focused on three primary areas:
  • Ingredient Selection
  • Packaging Materials
  • Transportation
The first of these was a switch from European to North American grain which occurred throughout 2017 and was completed with the installation of our new malt silo in September of 2018. This has allowed us to decrease bag waste by approximately 56%. Fuel usage and our carbon footprint decreased significantly as we no longer require grain delivery via freight from Europe. We have two other large environmental initiatives that will be rolled out this year, the first of which will be announced soon.

FUNKWERKS LAUNCHES
IN CHICAGO

 

FORT COLLINS, CO— Funkwerks joins The Windy City’s bustling beer scene with the addition of the Chicagoland area to its distribution footprint via Windy City Distributing and a series of launch events throughout Chicagoland. This announcement comes after Funkwerks’ additions of Ohio and Kentucky to its footprint earlier this month, bringing the count of states lucky to serve Funkwerks beer up to eleven.

Draft and 6-packs offerings of Funkwerks select year-round beers— Funkwerks Saison, Tropic King, and Raspberry Provincial— will be available in select, craft-centric establishments in the Chicagoland area along with the brewery’s newly released White 6-packs and their newest rendition of Winky’s Snack Packs that include Saison, Raspberry Provincial, and limited boutique releases, Miho, and Passion Fruit Provincial.

In addition to housing a thriving craft beer scene, Chicago is credited with bringing Funkwerks' founders Brad Lincoln and Gordon Shuck together while studying brewing at the Siebel Institute of Technology. “If it weren’t for Chicago, we wouldn’t have Funkwerks at all! We are excited to bring Funkwerks beer to the city that started it all,” explains Gordon Schuck.  

Funkwerks plan is to align their distribution footprint with their partners, Brooklyn and 21st Amendment, who currently distribute to Chicagoland. “We are looking forward to working with Windy City Distributing Company and we are excited to share our Saison's and our light, tart, kettle sours to many different palates in the area,”  said Brad Lincoln, Co-founder and President of Funkwerks.

Funkwerks will be distributed throughout the Chicagoland area including Chicago, Antioch, Huntley, Mundelein, Willowbrook, Woodstock, Des Plaines, Elmwood Park, Glen Ellyn, Glencoe, Highland Park, Mchenry, Naperville, Niles, Orland Park, River Grove, Schaumburg, Skokie, Brookfield, Arlington Heights, and several other cities.

CHICAGO LAUNCH EVENTS:

March 26 - The Long Room Chicago from 7 to 9 pm
March 27 - Map Room from 6 to 8 pm Siebel Institute Alumni Event with Gordon Schuck
March 28 - Monk’s Pub from 4 to 7 pm
March 28 - Bitter Pops from 7 to 9 pm
March 29 - The Beer Temple from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Funkwerks’ beer is now available in select locations across Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, California, Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, and now Chicago.

INTRODUCING OUR NEW
YEAR-ROUND BEER: WHITE

 

March 11, 2019  FORT COLLINS, CO— Following an exclusive release in the latest iteration of Winky’s Snack Packs, Funkwerks is proud to release White in 6-packs and on draft across the brewery’s distribution beginning in March.

Refreshing and crisp, White is a Belgian-style Wit, pale in color and opaque with a creamy white head as a result of ample amounts of wheat used in the recipe. The addition of raw oats gives this brew a smooth mouthfeel while providing a clean, dry finish. Brewed to be an easy-drinking 4.8% ABV and an optimal thirst-quencher, White is delicately balanced with a perfect blend of spices which accentuate its Belgian yeast characteristics.

In 1995, Funkwerks Co-founder and Head Brewer, Gordon Schuck spent the majority of his time bike racing and little time drinking flavorful beers. During this time, a close friend introduced him to Celis White, a Belgian-style witbier with origins in the revival of the style through the US. Celis was the first beer that really stood out to Schuck and helped spark his passion for craft beer. In 2003 Schuck began home brewing with an attempt to recreate Celis White as his first recipe.

Meanwhile, Funkwerks Co-founder and President, Brad Lincoln was traveling around the US stopping at various different breweries and trying all the beers he could. While at a small brewery in Bozeman, MT, Lincoln noticed that everyone in the brewery was drinking the same white ale. He asked the beertender what he recommended and unsurprisingly, he recommended their white. Lincoln ordered the same white ale and it remained in his mind as something special.

These separate experiences with white-style beers lead Gordon and Brad’s desire to brew White when Funkwerks first began. Over the years the recipe has changed, the beer has come and gone and come again—but it has always been called White. “White beers are generally difficult to brew because you want them to be balanced, drinkable, and subtle,” explains Schuck. “We’ve made a White beer since we first opened, changing the recipe every time, trying to brew something that gives us that same feeling that we felt with our white beer experiences.” Brad Lincoln adds, “White is our Everest of beers; each time, we have gotten closer to the summit. It’s now, after almost a decade of working on this beer, that we may have finally conquered it.”

For more information about Funkwerks or this new year-round offering, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

FUNKWERKS LAUNCHES
IN OHIO AND KENTUCKY


March 4, 2019 — FORT COLLINS, CO — Funkwerks is heading east with the expansion of its distribution footprint to include two new US states—Ohio and Kentucky. The new expansion will introduce Funkwerks’ niche-specialized craft beers on draft, in 6-packs, and in variety 12-packs available via Heidelberg Distributing in Ohio and Kentucky this week.

Draft and 6-pack offerings of Funkwerks select year-round beers— Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial, Saison, Tropic King, and their newly released White — will be available in select, craft-centric establishments across Ohio and Kentucky followed by the latest rendition of Winky’s Snack Packs that include Saison, Raspberry Provincial, Deceit, and White.

“We are excited to bring our beer to both Ohio and Kentucky,” explains Funkwerks Co-founder and President, Brad Lincoln. “Both of these areas seem to be teeming with people craving more craft beer and we think Funkwerks will be a great fit.”

Funkwerks invites you to join their team at the following launch events:
March 5 - XYZ Tavern from 7-9pm, Cleveland, OH
March 6 - Bob’s Bar at 6pm, Columbus, OH
March 7 - Pint House at 6pm, Columbus, OH
March 8 - Market District Kingsdale at 6pm, Columbus, OH
March 8 - Buckeye Beer Engine from 5-8pm, Lakewood, OH

March 26 - Louisville Beer Store from 5-7pm, Louisville, KY
March 26 - Kaiju at 7pm, Louisville, KYMarch 27 - Shamrock Bar & Grille (Patchen) from 5-7, Lexington, KY
March 28 - Sapphire Room at 7pm, Covington, KY

Funkwerks’ beer is available in select locations across ten states including Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, California, Nevada, and now Ohio and Kentucky.

For more information about Funkwerks and their expanded footprint to Ohio and Kentucky, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

2018: A YEAR OF BEER

Wow, 2018 really flew by!
This year we brewed enough beer to fill 2 million tulip glasses (which would make it about 9% of the way to the moon - pretty impressive, we know), we released 3 dozen new brews in the taproom, we added 3 new states to our distribution, and we proudly listened to over 65 hours of Sublime in the brewery. Read on for some bests of 2018, straight from our Funkers’ mouths.



Scott • Brewing and Cellar Supervisor

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Tesseract by Grimm Artisanal Ales.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Jerk chicken in Brooklyn.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
I got a puppy!!!

Alex • Brewer & Safety Coordinator

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Collaboration with Weihenstephan.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Sushi at Matsuhisa or dak galbi in Hongdae.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Bananaphone!

Laura • Brand Manager/Jane of all Trades

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Brooklyn Brewery's Bel Air Sour
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Homemade cheesy stuffed pepper.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
At the Funkwerks Holiday party- Kyle received a four headed dragon statue for his white elephant gift and his wife responded with, "We have that already!"

Terra • Beertender

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Intergalactic Juice Hunter from Odd 13.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Barbacoa torta from Taqueria Neveria.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
I got a job at Funkwerks!

Michelle • Graphic Designer

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Weldwerks Exact Opposite of Hawaiian Punch
and Jessup Farm Barrel House Hurry Up & Wait Cherry Boysenberry.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Slightly hungover brunch in Brooklyn -- a bloody mary, fresh oysters,
avocado toast, and ricotta with figs and honey.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
My husband helped me rebuild a used bike into a new bike of my dreams!

OUR STAFF'S FAVORITE
FUNKWERKS BEER OF 2018

It looks like our staff really loves barrel-aged beers! 
Seven out of the eight responses are beers that came out of barrels.


Nick • Cellarman

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Insane Rush from Bootstrap.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Breakfast.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Filling out this survey.

 
Francesca • Marketing, HR, Compliance

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
That one beer that had Brett from Our Mutual Friend that I can't remember the name of!
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Indian food at a restaurant called Mother India in Glasgow.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
When Cory was asking me about a large package we received, and Nick popped out of it and scared me.

Chris • Quality Control Brewer

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
A fantastically hazy New England IPA from Other Half in New York.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Linguini and clams. 
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Raspberry Provincial beer shower from putting lemon peel powder in a fermentor and causing it to nucleate. Parker and I were both soaked in Raspberry Provincial and had to go home to change.

Kipp • Taproom Manager

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
French Toast by Mockery.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Sugar Fish, a sushi restaurant in LA.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
The opportunity to rep Funkwerks during the Missouri launch.

Hadley • Beertender & Assistant to the Taproom Manager

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Marz Brewing's Jungle Boogie.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
My dad's lasagna.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
The movie "Sorry to Bother You."

Natosha • Accounting

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
TBD.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Robertos Machaca Burrito in San Diego.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Being inspired by my amazing daughters!!

OUR STAFF'S FAVORITE
SONG PLAYED IN THE
BREWERY IN 2018

This song was in our top 5 most played songs on Spotify. 
We're not entirely sure why, but we can't get it out of our heads.


Ryan • Brewer

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Bierstadt Dunkel.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Smoked Duck at Choice City.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
When Nick and I had the comeback of a century to beat Alex and Scott in cribbage.
They will never live it down.

Cory • Packaging Supervisor

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Three Floyds.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Pizza!
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
All the fancy new equipment the brewery has gotten this year.


Lauren • Beertending & Marketing

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Feats of Strength from Jessup Farm Barrel House.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
I'm not a big foodie, but my man whips up a pretty mean breakfast. 
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
A week in the Rawah backcountry with my little family.

Parker • Cellarman

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Brandy Barrel DNR Coop Aleworks.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Any meal I had while visiting Madrid.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
I went to Spain.

Andrea • Beertender

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
TRVE Brewing - Astral Savior, Blended oak-aged mixed culture ale with second-use peaches.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Fresh venison backstrap with mashed potatoes and a balsamic reduction!
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Joining the FW team!

Kyle • Warehouse Coordinator

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Wild Leap - Alpha Abstraction.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Home cooking.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Continuing to work at Funkwerks!

A FEW OF OUR STAFF'S
FAVORITE GIFS & MEMES

  

  

  

THANKS FOR SPENDING 2018 WITH US! WE'LL SEE YA NEXT YEAR.

SAUVIN RESERVE WINS BRONZE AT 2018 FOBAB

FORT COLLINS, CO— Funkwerks, a specializer of Saison, Sour, and Belgian-style craft beers, was recognized at the 2018 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer for their Sauvin Reserve— a barrel-aged variant of their single hopped Saison, Nelson Sauvin. The brewery earned third place at the festival’s National Barrel Aged Beer Competition for their Wild Beer Brett (Non-Acidic) category.

The Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious barrel-aged beer festival and competition. Over 200 craft breweries from across the United States showcase their rarest, most innovative wood and barrel-aged brews, competing for top honors in The National Barrel Aged Beer Competition in 11 categories of varying styles.

"We aged our single hopped saison, Nelson Sauvin, in white wine barrels to build upon the bright flavors developed by the New Zealand hop varietal used,” explains Funkwerks’ head brewer and co-founder, Gordon Schuck. Sparkling carbonation along with the addition of muscat grape juice support the crisp and clean white wine characteristics complementing the subtle notes of oak and slight spice with aromas of tart gooseberries and honeydew melon. This delicate, award-winning beer is sure to delight both wine and beer drinkers alike.

Funkwerks will be releasing limited edition Sauvin Reserve stemmed glassware on Friday, December 7th. The glasses will be available at the brewery’s taproom in box sets which include two glasses and one 750 ml bottle of Sauvin Reserve while supplies last.

For more information about Funkwerks and their recent win in the National Barrel Aged Beer Competition at the 2018 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beers, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com. See full posting here. 

See the full list of 2018 FoBAB winners here. 

FUNKWERKS LAUNCHES IN
NEVADA

September 4, 2018 — FORT COLLINS, CO — Funkwerks is proud to announce the expansion of its distribution to Nevada with draft beer, 6-packs, and variety 12-packs available via Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits in Nevada beginning September 5th.

Draft and 6-packs offerings of Funkwerks select year-round beers— Funkwerks Saison, Tropic King, and Raspberry Provincial— will be available in select, craft-centric establishments across Nevada along with the brewery’s latest rendition of Winky’s Snack Pack that includes Tropic King, Raspberry Provincial, Boysenberry Provincial, and Saison.

Funkwerks’ Co-Founder Brad Lincoln has fond memories of visiting Nevada from his undergraduate, pre-brewing school days. He is excited to bring the Funkwerks brand to Nevada’s dynamic and up-and-coming beer scene.

Funkwerks’ beer is now be available in select locations across ten states including Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, California, and now Nevada.

For more information about Funkwerks and their new footprint in Nevada, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.