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Valiant Brewing – June/July Newsletter

Fields Ablaze Returns!

BEER & CHEESE PAIRING w/ Center Street Cheese

NEXT PAIRING WILL BE IN JULY

Kratos the Vintner

On Tap NOW!

Belgian Golden Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels

Special Growler-Fill : 2nd Anniversary w/ Coffee & Marshmallow

Thursday, April 2nd @ 5

We are tapping a keg of our 2nd Anniversary, 15% Imperial Brown/Stout style Barleywine w/ Coffee & Marshmallow. This was the crowd favorite at our 2nd Anniversary on March 7th and will not last long! Stop by the Tasting Room for your sample, pour, or growler of this liquid gold.

**Limited Quantity – Limited to 1L Growlers – Limit 2 Per Person

Tap List

VIP Night – Friday, March 6th (6:30-9:30) **Selling out fast!!!!**
2nd Anniversary – Saturday, March 7th (12-4)

We are releasing 3 new bottled beers. 2nd Anniversary Barleywine, Jericho, and Alpha Overdrive! Bottles will be available on VIP Night to the guests with tickets and after 5 on Saturday, March 7th.

2nd Anniversary Tap List

Beers:
Jericho – Imperial IPA
Maple Double Red Ale
C14 – American Pale Ale
Alpha Drive – Double IPA
Crescendo – Blonde Lager
Foamosa – Citrus Wild Ale
Lager Barleywine (Limited)
**Acurum** – Trappist Style Ale
Golden Mouth – India Pale Lager
Beta Factor #4 – West Coast IPA
Alpha Overdrive – Quadruple IPA
Black Cherry Coconut Hefeweizen
The Dickens – Belgian Nitro Porter
Veranda – Biere de Garde (Limited)
Stentorian – Barrel Aged Barleywine
Criterion – Belgian Amber Honey Rye Ale
First Flight – American Strong Ale (Limited)
2nd Anniversary w/ Coffee & Marshmallows
Fields Ablaze – Lemongrass and Pear Saison
The Bruce – Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale (Limited)
1st Anniversary – Belgian Barleywine (Limited)
Strong Ale – Belgian Style Strong Ale (Limited)
Dos Kratos – Belgian Golden Ale w/ Mango Salsa
WooHoo Stout – Russian Imperial Stout (Limited)
2nd Anniversary – Imperial Brown/Stout/Barleywine
BA **Acurum** – Barrel Aged Trappist Ale (Limited)
Quantarium – Barrel Aged Russian Mega Stout (Limited)
BA First Flight – Barrel Aged American Strong Ale (Limited)
Mounds of Grounds – Imperial Black Espresso Saison (Limited)
10.5 MPG – Molasses, Persimmons, and Graham Cracker Saison
Master Blend #1 – 2nd Anniversary/Quantarium/First Flight (Limited)
Chernyy Medved w/ Coffee – Russian Imperial Stout w/ Coffee (Limited)
Master Blend #2 – 2nd Anniversary/First Flight/Alpha Overdrive (Limited)
Tickle My Dickel – Belgian Nitro Porter Aged in George Dickel Barrels (Limited)
Chernyy Medved – Russian Imperial Stout w/ Cherries, Vanilla, and Oak (Limited)

Casks:
Coffee IPA
Foamosa w/ Kiwi
2nd Anniversary w/ Chilies
2nd Anniversary w/ Tequila Soaked Oak Chips

Sodas:
Sangria
Root Beer
Pina Colada

**Acurum is Axiom’s new name. Due to legal issues we had to change it**
***Limited beers will only be available for a short time, VIP guests will get first dibs***

TICKETS!!

2nd Anniversary – Valiant Turns Two

Tickets On Sale Now!
2nd Anniversary Weekend Events

VIP NIGHT
Friday, March 6th
Beat the crowds and enjoy the intimacy of exclusive unlimited samplings from more than 35 different beers, some of which are only available this night. Enjoy your evening with specially paired foods created by Chef Cody Storts of Grits Fullerton. Continue your experience by sampling specialty paired beers with hand crafted chocolates from So Rich Chocolates located in Fullerton with Johna, your personal guide. That’s not all! Engage your taste buds with The Aussie Bean, located in Orange, for we paired up with the owner Gavin to create a one of a kind beer and coffee experience that you’ll be blown away with! This will truly be a night to remember. Tickets are limited so act now!

**Tasting Room is closed to the general public this day**
2ND ANNIVERSARY
Saturday, March 7th
Come join our celebration, we are bringing out all the stops. Choose from 30 different beers with styles ranging from barrel aged, special batch one-offs, old favorites, and new ones too! In addition our Second Anniversary bottle release along with Alpha Overdrive bottles will be available. Adding to the celebration, Hobo Co. Pizza & The Viking Truck will be here sharing their tasty creations along with The Aussie Bean’s fantastic coffee. This year we have additional room outside!

**Tasting Room opens back up at 5 for all those who can’t make the Anniversary. Anniversary goodies will be available while supplies last**

Tickets Available Here

 

Valiant Brewing Company takes home several local and national awards

BRIAN SCHROEPFERWe at Valiant Brewing Company are beyond excited to announce the addition of several new awards for our Orange County-based beer. Since we first opened our doors in March of 2013, Head Brewer, Brian Schroepfer has put his engineering background, as well as his Master Brewers certification from the American Brewers Guild, to good use in designing beer with complex, multi-layered flavors and aromas. Now a few of those beers are being recognized as some of the best in the region, and even the country.

“It’s really rewarding to receive recognition for our hard work on a local, national and international level,” Brian said. “It truly is an honor and validates all the hard work and effort I put into each brew.”

Our Belgian-Style Dark Ale, Axiom, won a Gold medal this summer at the San Diego International Beer Festival (SDIBF). We also took home another Gold medal for our Scottish-Style Ale, The Bruce. More than 12,000 beer lovers attend SDIBF every year, and more than 400 different international beers are represented. We were so thrilled to stand out in such a prestigious crowd.

This summer Valiant Brewing Company also earned three awards from the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition, including two gold medals for The Bruce and Axiom. We were also awarded a bronze medal for our Barrel-Aged version of Axiom. This international competition has been around for nearly 15 years and boasts the highest standards of excellence in judging and beer tasting, so these awards were also quite an honor.

Lastly, but not least, this year’s United States Open Beer Competition named us one of the top ten breweries in the country. We also won a Gold medal in the competition for Stentorian, our Barley Wine, a silver medal for our Belgian Pale Ale, Criterion, and another silver for Crescendo in the American Premium Lager category. We were also excited to win a bronze medal for Axiom in the Belgian Quadrupel category.

Submitting your own beer to a international, national or even local beer competition can be a daunting experience. Each competition brings with it it’s own set of requirements for packaging, transporting and categorizing beer submissions.

Brian said, “It’s takes a lot of detail to make sure your beers arrive how they should, and in the right categories, to put your best foot forward.”

Already we’re getting great responses about the awards from our customers in the tasting room. Now, we’re hoping the awards will have a positive effect on our efforts to get the word out about our beer to people all over Southern California.

Brian added, “It highlights the beer again to everyone. Sometimes it needs a little push to get going.”

We hope you’ll come in, meet the gang, and try some of our award winning beer soon!

 

The Valiant Brewing family is growing!

Growth is a word every small business likes to hear – and that’s definitely true for us at Valiant Brewing Company. The Valiant Brewing family is evolving and new employment opportunities are being created for a few of our loyal staffers.

“It’s definitely exciting, said Head Brewer and Owner Brian Schroepfer.

Steven Hicks: Assistant Brewer at Valiant Brewing Company

Steven Hicks: Assistant Brewer at Valiant Brewing Company

We’ve given promotions to two of our very talented and dedicated tasting room employees. Steven Hicks had been serving Valiant Brewing Company as a Serving Specialist in our tasting room but in March, he started in his new position as Assistant Brewer. This change showcases Steven’s passion for craft beer and his thirst to learn more about the brewing process. Steven has a very technical mind, just like Brian, which makes them a perfect team in the brewery. Steven is an avid home brewer and has goals toward a brewing degree. Right now, in the Valiant brewery, he’s doing everything from cleaning and maintenance to filtering. He’s also mastered the pilot batches and is now brewing all the pilot batches by himself. Steven has already been a great help to Brian with the brewing side of Valiant Brewing Company.

“We’re getting busier and coming out with a lot more beers,” Brian explained, adding that he’s glad to have Steven’s help in the brewery. “He’s a really good fit.”

Sales Representative for Valiant Brewing Company

Andre Stojka: Sales Representative for Valiant Brewing Company

On the other side, we have an employee who is so full of life that it’s likely you’ve talked to him at length about great beer if you’ve ever visited the Valiant tasting room. Andre Stojka is bubbly, fun and loves interacting with people. Unlike Steven, Andre is less interested in the technical side of craft beer, but loves the community craft beer creates. Several months ago he approached us with a well thought out plan of why he should take on a new position as one of our Sales Representatives. He put a lot of thought into the idea and for us it was a no brainer. His social personality and knowledge of (and passion for) craft beer made him a perfect choice for the job. Andre made the leap from Serving Specialist in the tasting room to Sales Rep for the San Diego area in January. Already he’s beating all of our other sales reps in terms of numbers.”He’s opening the brand to another county and infiltrating one of the most difficult and competitive areas in the state for craft beer,” Brian said.

Tasting Room Manager for Valiant Brewing Company

Nate Moretz: Tasting Room Manager for Valiant Brewing Company

We also brought in Nate Moretz as our new Tasting Room Manager. Nate will be in charge of all of Valiant’s tasting room events from movie nights, trivia and game nights, cask nights, food pairing events and even our Summer Festival in July where we’ll roll out six new beers. He’ll also do social media work for us and will be responsible for making sure the overall atmosphere of the Valiant Brewing tasting room is fun and enjoyable for all our guests.

“It’s good to bring fresh blood into the tasting room,” Brian noted. “We’ve finally got to a point to get myself out of the tasting room,” he added, “It’s nice to know I have help.”

We are so pleased to be able to help launch the careers of the next generation of craft beer brewers, managers and sales reps. It’s also rewarding to know that we’re keeping our employees happy and fulfilled. That’s just one reason Valiant Brewing Company is a great place to work.

“We’re a very small and dedicated team,” Brian explained. “This is a family. It’s pretty strong.”

In total, we now have five full time employees and one part time employee. That includes our three sales reps to Orange County and San Diego.

“These are all good signs that we’ve achieved the next step. It’s very nice and we needed the extra help,” Brian said.

When we started Valiant Brewing Company, we had the mindset to begin by creating a strong product – expertly crafted beer. Once we accomplished that, we could focus on serving our customers to the best of our ability. The additional staff will help us even more in making the tasting room at Valiant Brewing Company somewhere beer lovers can feel welcome and relaxed. After all, the customers are the reason we work so hard to brew great beer.

“Our customers are very loyal and we know that they’ll be there for us,” Brian said.

Just like our staff, our customers are part of the Valiant family. We hope that this part of our family will continue to grow and as it grows, we are committed to listening to the needs of our customers to make Valiant’s tasting room a place they’ll want to be. Come down anytime and join our big, crazy, fun, Valiant Brewing Company family!

 

Double Gold at San Diego Fair

AXIOM and BRUCE Have won GOLD medals at the San Diego International Fair!

SDIBF-Medallion-Gold

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