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Bison about to release beer brewed at Mendocino Brewing Company
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Bison about to release beer brewed at Mendocino Brewing Company

By Joe Ruvel · April 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Amazingly, I almost never get sent press releases.  Once in awhile there is an email for some odd beer related product. But I got a good one last week and so I give it to all of you. Go forth and drink Bison!

Oh and if you like Bison beer check out our video that featured Bison Brewery and Cowgirl Creamery.

 Bison Brewing Releases First Organic Brews from Mendocino Brewing Company

Berkeley, California — April 8, 2009 — Brew master Daniel Del Grande
announced that his company, Bison Brewing Company,
has partnered with Mendocino Brewing
in Ukiah, CA, to brew and
bottle his award winning line of organic beers.
Certified organic since 2003, Bison recently released 60,000 bottles of
Organic Chocolate Stout and Organic India Pale Ale and will expand
distribution to 32 states, up from 12 states last year. Both companies
are recognized pioneers of the American Craft Brewing renaissance.

Bison Brewing Company was founded in 1989 by brewpub pioneer, Bill Owens.
Along with Assemblyman Tom Bates (now Berkeley’s Mayor), Owens introduced
California legislation that legalized brewpubs. Bison’s innovate use of
ingredients such as honey, sage, basil, chocolate, cranberry and coriander
augment beers primary ingredients: malt, yeast, water, and hops.

Mendocino Brewing Company, established in 1983, now operates two production
breweries, Ukiah and Saratoga Springs, NY, as well as their original
Hopland, CA brewpub.  Mendocino’s flagship beer, Red Tail Ale inspired Del
Grande to begin home brewing in 1988 in college at UC Berkeley. With a
brewer of this caliber, Bison beer will have plenty of fresh organic beer to
meet growing demand for his products.

“Bison is responsive to growing consumer demand for organic, sustainably
produced products,” says Del Grande. “Our new partnership supports our
growth strategy by enabling us to serve the growing national market for
organic beer.”
Mendocino’s CEO, Yashpal Singh notes: “We are excited to organically brew
Bison products. Our size, efficiency, and technical expertise will help
Bison grow to an established national brand at a time when organic beer is
poised to flourish in the national marketplace.”

Bison offers two year round beers, Organic Chocolate Stout and Organic India
Pale Ale, available in both 12 ounce 6-packs and 650 ml dinner bottles.
Seasonal beers will be produced at Mendocino soon, including a May release
of Bison’s Organic Honey Basil Summer Ale, September’s Organic Pumpkin Ale,
and November’s Organic Gingerbread Ale. 

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