Karl Strauss Brewing Company Named California’s Brewery of the Year for 2016

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San Diego, CA — May 24th, 2016 Karl Strauss Brewing Company has proudly accepted the honor of being named Brewery of the Year for 2016 by the California Travel (CalTravel) Association.

Each year the association holds an awards ceremony to recognize standout organizations throughout the state that have helped to develop the California tourism brand. Karl Strauss joins an impressive list of previous winners in the Brewery of the Year category that includes Firestone Walker (2015), Russian River (2014), and Sierra Nevada (2013).

“Karl Strauss Brewing Company epitomizes the entrepreneurial, pioneering spirit of California industry. As the founders of the booming San Diego craft beer scene, Karl Strauss has not only introduced some of the most award-winning beers in the world, it also has helped promote San Diego as a top craft beer destination to domestic and international travelers.” –Barb Newton, President & CEO of CalTravel.

In addition to drawing visitors to California each year with their contributions to the craft beer scene, several Karl Strauss Brewing Company leaders reside on the boards of key support groups such as the San Diego Brewers Guild, California Craft Brewers Association, and the San Diego Tourism Authority.

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized for the mark we’ve made in the development of California’s rich craft beer culture and beer tourism. We take a lot of pride in our San Diego roots and have always made an effort to support our community in the way we represent our brand and the ways we give back through our service.” –Matt Rattner, President & Co-Founder, Karl Strauss Brewing Company

The award winners were announced at the Awards Dinner and Gala at the California Travel Summit in Palm Springs on May 11, 2016. Karl Strauss CEO & Co-Founder, Chris Cramer, was in attendance to accept the award.

To learn more about Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit www.karlstrauss.com.

About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Mosaic Session IPA, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won more than 90 medals in prestigious beer competitions since 2009 and its Red Trolley Ale is one of the most award-winning beers in the world. The company is currently ranked #46 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. For more information visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.