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Armadillo Ale Works http://www.armadilloaleworks.com Representin' Denton Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:07:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Armadillo Ale Works™ Wins Gold at the Great American Beer Festival® http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/armadillo-ale-works-wins-gold-great-american-beer-festival/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/armadillo-ale-works-wins-gold-great-american-beer-festival/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:29:26 +0000 http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/?p=351 GABF Gold medal is among the most coveted in the brewing world Denton, TX • October 4, 2014— Armadillo Ale Works™ claimed a gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the […]

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GABF Gold medal is among the most coveted in the brewing world

Denton, TX • October 4, 2014— Armadillo Ale Works™ claimed a gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 90 beer-style categories were announced October 4 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

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The Armadillo Ale Works™ team with Brewers Association founder, Charlie Papazian 

Armadillo Ale Works™ was recognized in the Imperial Stout beer-style category for its Quakertown Stout™, an imperial stout brewed with oats and maple syrup and named for the historical Quakertown Park in Denton, TX. Armadillo Ale Works™ is currently brewed under license at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, located in Dallas, TX. Armadillo Ale Works™ plans to open its own production facility in Denton in 2015.

The 2014 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 222 expert judges from the record number of 5,507 entries, plus 89 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,309 U.S. breweries.

 “Once again the Great American Beer Festival brings the best of the best together in one place,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager. “At a time when American brewers offer so much variety, it’s a true honor to be recognized as one of the finest. Our greatest gratitude to the winners and all entrants whose innovative and outstanding beers help make this such an esteemed competition.”

For more GABF competition information, including the 2014 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.

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#Craftsgiving http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/craftsgiving/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/craftsgiving/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:41:38 +0000 http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/?p=274   This holiday season, leave the wishbone in the turkey and make your wish on a six-pack of Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale™. Show us how you’re celebrating by posting photos, videos, and more on your social media. Remember to tag us (@ArmadilloAles on Twitter, @Armadillo Ale Works™ on Facebook, & @ArmadilloAleWorks on Instagram) and be sure […]

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This holiday season, leave the wishbone in the turkey and make your wish on a six-pack of Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale™.

Show us how you’re celebrating by posting photos, videos, and more on your social media. Remember to tag us (@ArmadilloAles on Twitter, @Armadillo Ale Works™ on Facebook, & @ArmadilloAleWorks on Instagram) and be sure to use the hashtag #Craftsgiving


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Getting Canned http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/getting-canned/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/getting-canned/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:09:57 +0000 http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/?p=238 We’re getting geared up for Canned Fest this weekend. It’s the first craft beer festival to be held in our hometown and we’re super stoked to be a part of it. If you haven’t heard of Canned Fest, it’s a beer and music festival featuring only craft beer in cans. Why cans? Putting beer in […]

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We’re getting geared up for Canned Fest this weekend. It’s the first craft beer festival to be held in our hometown and we’re super stoked to be a part of it. If you haven’t heard of Canned Fest, it’s a beer and music festival featuring only craft beer in cans. Why cans? Putting beer in aluminum cans instead of glass or plastic is better for the beer, better for the environment, and ultimately better and more convenient for you. Aluminum cans don’t let the beer inside get exposed to light or air, which can seriously destroy the beer’s flavor, making it musty and skunky. They weigh less and take up less space than their glass and plastic counterparts, meaning we can ship more beer using a smaller amount of fuel in our trucks, and they’re are fully recyclable too! And of course, you can take aluminum cans where breakable glass can’t go, like pools, lakes, rivers, hiking, sporting events, and more. So this Saturday, come out to Canned Fest to celebrate craft beer in cans and be sure to get there early to catch two of my favorite local bands, A.M. Ramblers and Hares on the Mountain.

Back in early August, we started canning our Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale™. It’s been an amazing experience seeing those beautiful aluminum vessels gracing store shelves across the metroplex and hearing some great feedback from all of you.

Ball Sign

We got the cans manufactured at the Ball plant in Fort Worth. Their facility is impressive to say the least with huge machinery and conveyers going in all directions as far as the eye can see. Imagine if Willy Wonka made aluminum cans instead of candy and he didn’t have any Oompa Loompas – that pretty much sums up their factory.  We were able to actually witness them being made from gigantic rolls of aluminum into blank silver cans and then see them get printed with the fantastic label (designed by our friend and branding-wizard, Collin Lewis).

Fresh Cans

Fresh cans right off the line at Ball.

Since we’re still brewing our beer at Deep Ellum Brewing Company while we work towards getting our own location open in Denton, we teamed up with TX Canning, a Dallas-based mobile canning company, to get our beer in the cans. They’re a great group of people who handle all of the packaging process so we can focus on making the beer.

Canning run

Cans being filled with Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale™

In just a few short months we’ve been able to get our beer into many more retailers throughout DFW and we’re adding more everyday. Want to find it near you? Check out our Beer Finder to see where it’s sold. Want to see it in your favorite watering hole? Ask them to contact us at sales@armadilloaleworks.com. Cheers! – Bobby

kroger display

 

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Armadillo Ale Works™ 2013 Ambassador Program http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/armadillo-ale-works-2013-ambassador-program/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/armadillo-ale-works-2013-ambassador-program/#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 15:52:14 +0000 http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/?p=208 Armadillo Ale Works™ Ambassador Program We are beginning our 2013 internship program that will run from June-December. We are looking for a few passionate people to come on board to learn the inner-workings of professions in the craft beer industry. These are un-paid internships, meant to be purely educational experiences. Check out what we’re looking for below […]

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Armadillo Ale Works™ Ambassador Program

We are beginning our 2013 internship program that will run from June-December. We are looking for a few passionate people to come on board to learn the inner-workings of professions in the craft beer industry. These are un-paid internships, meant to be purely educational experiences. Check out what we’re looking for below and send your resume to info@armadilloaleworks.com. We look forward to having you become part of our team.

Brewing Ambassador (15-20 hrs/wk)

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • Must love craft beer!

  • Must be a resident of the DFW area
  • Must be able to lift approximately 50-55 lbs

  • Must be comfortable getting covered in beer, yeast, & sweat. This is dirty work.

  • Experience in homebrewing a plus, but not required.

Description:

  • Ambassador will train under Head Brewer and gain experience in production brewery operations

    • Learn how to produce beer on a commercial level

      • Ambassador will be trained how to brew beer on a professional level

      • Learn critical steps to maintain quality and consistent beer

    • Manage beer from tank to package

      • Take daily specific gravity readings on fermenting beers

      • Harvest and maintain yeast brinks

      • Clean and sanitize beer tanks

      • Ensure proper carbonation levels

      • Clean and sanitize kegs

      • Package beer in kegs

      • and more!

    • Research and Development

      • Create a new beer recipe for commercial production

      • Research new and interesting beer ideas

Required duties:

  • Assist Head Brewer with daily production tasks

    • tasks will vary depending on production schedule

  • Attend weekly meetings

  • Attend and assist in brewery events

Perks:

  • Insight into the craft beer industry

  • Free beer

  • Free merchandise

  • End of internship outing

 

Account Ambassador (15-20 hrs/wk)

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • Must love craft beer!

  • Must be a resident of the DFW area ( Austin and Houston will be considered as well )
  • Experience in sales and/or customer service a plus, but not required.

Description:

  • Ambassador will train under Sales Manager and gain experience in account relations in the craft beer industry

    • Learn how to develop and manage account relations

      • Ambassador will be trained how to gain and maintain accounts

      • Learn valuable customer service skills

    • Assist in sales and promotions

      • Make account visits

      • Acquire new accounts

      • Assist in product promotions

      • and more!

    • Event planning

      • Plan a promotional event with an account

      • Brainstorm new event ideas

  • Ambassador will gain experience in managing social media for business.

    • Learn valuable skills for growing an online presence for a brand.

    • Learn how to use social media outlets for business such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Required duties:

  • Assist Sales Manager

  • Visit assigned accounts and manage relations

  • Attend weekly meetings

  • Attend and assist in brewery events

Perks:

  • Insight into the craft beer industry

  • Free beer

  • Free merchandise

  • End of internship outing

 

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Our first month and future http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/our-first-month/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/our-first-month/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:12:51 +0000 http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/?p=188 This last month has been a whirlwind of fun and hard work. We launched our first beer (Quakertown Stout™) on March 1, 2013 at Oak Street Drafthouse here in Denton and now, just a little over a month later (with the help from our pals at Deep Ellum Brewing Company), we’re shipping our beer all over DFW, Houston, […]

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This last month has been a whirlwind of fun and hard work. We launched our first beer (Quakertown Stout™) on March 1, 2013 at Oak Street Drafthouse here in Denton and now, just a little over a month later (with the help from our pals at Deep Ellum Brewing Company), we’re shipping our beer all over DFW, Houston, and Austin. We’re growing fast for Texas’ only brewery without a brewery and we have no plans of stopping anytime soon, so drink up people!
We were at the Big Texas Beer Fest over the weekend (which was awesome!) and got a lot of questions like, When are ya’ll opening in Denton?, and I figured it’d be best to answer that question here (in a nutshell, of course):

We hope to open in Denton as soon as humanly possible and we’ve already started the process. We’ve begun selling equity in our company to investors and we’ve already got an amazing group of people to join us on this adventure. That being said, we still have a long way to go. First, we still have to raise some more capital by getting more investors on board. Second, we’ll have to apply for some loans. Once those two steps have been completed, we’ll be able to lease a building, order equipment, and begin build-out. And after all of that, we’ll finally get to open in Denton.

So there you go. That’s the best answer I can give at this point. We love Denton and want nothing more than to bring this great city some great beer to call it’s own. We’re going to keep forging ahead and can’t wait to open. Like always, we’ll keep Representin’ Denton.

Bobby & Yianni

 

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Support Local Music, Support Local Beer http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/local-music-local-beer/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/local-music-local-beer/#comments Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:58:05 +0000 http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/?p=158 35 Denton, one of my favorite annual festivals in Denton, is happening this weekend. This will be my first year to actually attend the fest and not work through the entire thing (though I’m sure I’ll have to work in some form or fashion, but brewery work is fun work, so whatevs) and I am […]

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35 Denton, one of my favorite annual festivals in Denton, is happening this weekend. This will be my first year to actually attend the fest and not work through the entire thing (though I’m sure I’ll have to work in some form or fashion, but brewery work is fun work, so whatevs) and I am really excited. Seeing local businesses, artists, musicians, and volunteers all collaborating to make this huge operation a success is an amazing thing to witness each year. It’s events like this that make me love Denton and proud to call it my home. There are many great touring acts coming through Little D this weekend, but don’t forget about the plethora of amazing local acts that will be playing as well. Denton is blessed with a large community of truly remarkable local musicians that many times go unnoticed. So make it a point to discover some new local music this weekend; you won’t be disappointed. Promise.

And what goes better with local music than local beer? Both are born out of the love and passion for the art we create and I think that shines through to those who consume it. Whether it’s the perfect (or purposely imperfect) structure of tones, rhythms, and words or the perfectly balanced (or purposely unbalanced) concoction of grains, hops, and yeast, both local musicians and local craft brewers are driven to create and are striving for the same things: to create something new, something different, and something that moves us. So if you’re attending 35 Denton this weekend (if you’re not, what’s wrong with you?), I encourage you to pair your awesome local music experience with an awesome local beer.

Suggested Local Music & Local Craft Beer Pairings:
(Venues may not carry suggested beer. Call it wishful thinking…)

  • A.M. Ramblers, Deep Ellum Brewing’s Dallas Blonde
    • Dan’s Silverleaf, Saturday 2:20 PM
  • Doug Burr, Revolver’s Blood & Honey
    • Sweetwater, Sunday 11:30 PM
  • Ella Minnow, Lakewood Brewing’s Temptress
    • Sweetwater, Friday 10:30 PM
  • H.I. Jr., Deep Ellum Brewing’s IPA
    • Burguesa, Saturday 11:30PM
  • Hares on the Mountain, Armadillo Ale Works™’ Quakertown Stout™
    • Dan’s Silverleaf, Friday 9:30 PM
  • Old Snack, Four Corners’ Local Buzz
    • Mellow Mushroom, Friday 11:30 PM
  • Yeahdef, Rahr & Son’s Ugly Pug
    • Main Stage One, Saturday 4:00 PM

And in case you were wondering – and I know you were, Quakertown Stout™ will be flowing at the following 35 Denton venues all weekend:

One more thing:
If I see you wearing an Armadillo Ale Works™ T-shirt at the fest, I might give you an Armadillo Ale Works™ koozie – and maybe a kiss (if you’re pretty and stuff). Follow my tweets @ArmadilloAles to catch my whereabouts.

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Ale Spin. http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/ale_spin/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/ale_spin/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:12:05 +0000 http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/?p=153 With its rich hints of roasted barley, thick maple syrup aromas and copious amounts of chocolate and coffee flavors, Quakertown Stout™, the debut brew from Denton’s Armadillo Ale Works™, is more than just a memorable beer. It’s an easy one to drink. And I say that as someone who doesn’t like coffee at all. The full-bodied […]

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With its rich hints of roasted barley, thick maple syrup aromas and copious amounts of chocolate and coffee flavors, Quakertown Stout™, the debut brew from Denton’s Armadillo Ale Works™, is more than just a memorable beer. It’s an easy one to drink. And I say that as someone who doesn’t like coffee at all.

The full-bodied and delicious concoction — the brainchild of University of North Texas alumni, friends and Armadillo Ale Works™ co-founders Bobby Mullins and Yanni Arestis — took its first bow before an eager crowd of craft beer lovers at Denton’s Oak St. Drafthouse on Friday night.

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Cheers! to beer http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/cheers-to-beer/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/cheers-to-beer/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:53:53 +0000 http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/?p=146 City Councilman Kevin Roden joked after he fumbled the words of a proclamation that earned uncharacteristic enthusiasm. “Sorry,” he called to the crowd. He lifted a pint glass ringed with traces of foam and tipped it from side to side. “I’m empty,” he said, before finishing the proclamation that celebrated Armadillo Ale Works™’ first commercial […]

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City Councilman Kevin Roden joked after he fumbled the words of a proclamation that earned uncharacteristic enthusiasm. “Sorry,” he called to the crowd. He lifted a pint glass ringed with traces of foam and tipped it from side to side. “I’m empty,” he said, before finishing the proclamation that celebrated Armadillo Ale Works™’ first commercial batch of beer. The crowd whooped, hollered and hoisted pints — making a cyclist coasting down Oakland Street to crank his neck and brake.

Click here for the full article from Denton Record-Chronicle.

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March 1st 2013 – The Greatest Day Ever http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/march-1st-2013-the-greatest-day-ever/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/march-1st-2013-the-greatest-day-ever/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:58:48 +0000 http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/?p=140 We are going to keep this short and sweet because our launch party is in two hours. Thanks to everyone who has helped us make our dream a reality, after years of hard work and dedication we finally got our beer into bars and restaurants around DFW. This is just the beginning, you’ll see a lot more from […]

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We are going to keep this short and sweet because our launch party is in two hours. Thanks to everyone who has helped us make our dream a reality, after years of hard work and dedication we finally got our beer into bars and restaurants around DFW. This is just the beginning, you’ll see a lot more from us in the future! We are still raising capital to build our brewery in Denton and we know having delicious ales in the market will speed that process up. We want to thank Deep Ellum Brewing Company, our families, our investors, our Kickstarters, our friends and our supporters all over town. Without everyone’s help our dreams wouldn’t have become a reality. We hope to see everyone at Oak St Drafthouse tonight for the party of the year. We want everyone to have a great time tonight, but most importantly don’t forget to drink responsibly! One last thing, congratulations to our friends Tommy and Tina for welcoming their first child into the world today! March 1st 2013 is the greatest day ever!

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Our very first brew! http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/our-very-first-brew/ http://www.armadilloaleworks.com/our-very-first-brew/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:07:04 +0000 http://strategybandits.com/dev2/?p=1 Greetings y’all! Today was a momentous day for Armadillo Ale Works™. We brewed our very first commercial batch of beer. Quakertown Stout™ is a slamming concoction of two row barley, brown malt, dark wheat, oats, roasted barley, Blackprinz malt, and the most robust maple syrup we could get our hands on. We can’t wait for […]

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Greetings y’all!

Today was a momentous day for Armadillo Ale Works™. We brewed our very first commercial batch of beer. Quakertown Stout™ is a slamming concoction of two row barley, brown malt, dark wheat, oats, roasted barley, Blackprinz malt, and the most robust maple syrup we could get our hands on. We can’t wait for ya’ll to try it! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for updates on a release party at Oak Street Drafthouse and where you’ll be able to find it on tap.

We’ve also completed our first round of bringing investors on board. This small group of people consists of family, friends, and just downright awesome people who (like YOU) believe in what we’re doing. For those of you who don’t already know, we’ve teamed up with Deep Ellum Brewing Company (Dallas, TX) to get our beer out on the market while we continue our phase two to raise the money to open our own brewery in Denton (we WILL be back in Denton, we promise). The guys at Deep Ellum are a fantastic group of people who are extremely passionate about what they do and we’re having a blast working with them.

Big things are happening and they’re happening fast. Thanks for coming along with us on this adventure!

Our very first brew!

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