You are invited to Questivus! (12/2/17)

Andrew  |  November 28

Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength! (and yes, we will have a pole!) Please join us at the brewery on December 2nd at 6 pm for our holiday celebration benefiting Project Host. Rush Morgan will be getting you in the festive spirit with his melodic tunes. Chef Tobin and the crew from CC Pearce Culinary School will be out here serving dinner. The menu will be posted soon.

We are asking for a 5 canned/dried goods (or $5) cover charge that will go to the Project Host soup kitchen. To learn more about Project Host and what they do, please visit Project Host. Thank you in advance and we hope everyone has a joyous and wonderful holiday season!

4th Annual Black Beer Friday 11/24

Andrew  |  November 22

Quest will celebrate Black Friday with their annual Black Beer Friday on Nov 11/24 from 12 pm – 9 pm. Sixteen dark beers will be available for fans of the heftier beers. Taster trays will be available but 1/2 pours will be preferred to help speed the serving time from the bar staff. Below is a partial list of the beers that will be available:

-Sour Kaldi Coffee Stout
-Café Peche Coffee Peach Stout
-2016 Imperial Yuyum Pecan Porter
-2015 Imperial Smoking Mirror Porter
-5-Grain Whiskey Barrel-Aged Kaldi
-2016 Yuyum Pecan Porter
-Yuyum Pecan Porter
-Noire Belgian Black
-2016 Rum Barrel-aged Yuyum Pecan porter
-2016 Bourbon Barrel-aged Kaldi Coffee Stout
-2017 Bourbon Barrel-aged coffee stout
-Oat Whiskey Barrel-aged Kaldi Coffee Stout
-Cask-conditioned Yuyum Pecan Porter with cherries & dark chocolate
-Smoked Peach Dark Saison
-Smoking Mirror Smoked Porter
-Kaldi Coffee Stout

Quest Announces New Packaging

Andrew  |  November 21

Nov 21, 2017 … Quest Brewing Company has converted to cardboard boxes for all of its 12 oz canned products. This change will help the South Carolina microbrewery increase shelf presence and brand recognition. Quest is gearing up for more presence in the high-volume retail sector and wanted to increase marketing efforts in order to help facilitate sales growth.
“We felt like we needed to become even more environmentally-friendly after seeing sales trends once glass became non-recycled in our home market.” Quest’s Andrew Watts stated. “Our cardboard boxes are reusable and recyclable. We know our consumers care about how their purchases effect the environment.”
Quest Brewing Co. was founded in 2013 by Don Richardson and Andrew Watts in Greenville, SC. Quest has been met with much success in the four plus years of operation by garnering national attention from the likes of USA Today, Beer Advocate, and Southern Living. In 2016, Quest won a World Beer Cup Gold Medal for Ponce Cucumber Jalapeno Saison. Quest beer is currently distributed throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia in draft and 12 oz. cans.

Quest’s FunkSCursion Sour in Southern Brew News

Andrew  |  July 28

July 28 2017 … Quest’s FunkSCursion, a native yeast Sour Ale, was highlighted in the article on Southeastern seasonals in the August/September issue of Southern Brew News. FunkSCursion, which releases in August, was picked as a South Carolina creative seasonal brew to watch for. The first batch of this canned wild ale sold out after it’s release at the brewery in a very short amount of time. Quest anticipates much more availability of this upcoming release. Please click here to read the article.

Quest Celebrates 4 Years 7/15/17

Andrew  |  June 20

June 20, 2017 … Quest Brewing Co. will celebrate its four year anniversary on Saturday July 15th. The event will run from 3 pm until 10 pm and admission is free. This event will feature bands and numerous special release beers. Please bring a valid ID. Parking will be available via shuttle to a nearby parking lot. Please drink responsibly and consider Uber or Lyft to get you home safely. Unfortunately, dogs will not be allowed due to the expected turnout. Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult (not us).

The Band Schedule:

3 pm Darby Wilcox & the Peep Show
5 pm Zach Parks & Friends
7 pm Soul Service

Food Trucks:

Resident Dogs
Chuck Truck
Thoroughfare

The following special brews will be released every hour from 3 pm until 8 pm:

Ponce Cucumber Jalapeno Saison (Six & Twenty Gin barrel-aged)
Issaqueena Mango White Radler
Sour Fleece (Sour Golden Fleece BPA)
Sour Peche (featuring 400 lbs of Clemson University Peaches)
Saison with Honey & Dandelion
Belgian Tripel with Honeydew Melon & Pink Peppercorn

Smoking Mirror Porter w/ Sweet Potatoes (cask)
Ellida IPA w/ El Dorado Hops (cask)
Mexican Mole Kaldi (cask)
Red Velvet Saison (featuring Chocolate Moose Bakery & Cafe)

2013 Barrel-aged Kaldi
2015 Elegast Flanders Sour
2016 Carolina Sour Apple
2016 Yuyum Rum Barrel-aged Pecan Porter

Plus all of our core beers and a few unannounced releases.

To keep up to date with the latest information on this bash, please visit the Facebook event page by clicking here.

Quest Releases Gold Medal-Winning Ponce Cans

Andrew  |  June 6

June 6, 2017 … Quest Brewing Company releases it’s 2016 World Beer Cup Gold medal winning seasonal, Ponce Cucumber Jalapeño Saison in 12 oz cans on Friday, June 9th 2017. Six packs of these 12 oz cans will be available for purchase in Quest’s tap room as well as in various retail outlets throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Quest will be limiting purchases of this popular beer to one case per person (due to SC state law) at the tap room.

Juan Ponce de León’s name lives in infamy due to his legendary search for the Fountain of Youth. Native Americans believed that the fabled spring was in Bimini and could reverse aging. Ponce Cucumber Jalapeño world-class Saison is brewed with fresh cucumbers & mild jalapeños that create a unique marriage of cool & hot. Although this brew will not grant immortality, we believe it should be a reward on par with finding the Fountain of Youth.

Look for these cans at your favorite craft beer retailer shortly after this release date.

Quest Launches Products in Georgia

Andrew  |  May 16

Quest Brewing Company will begin distribution in Georgia on May 17, 2017.  Quest will be distributed by Savannah Distributing to serve the entire state of Georgia.  Quest’s Legendary Series will be available via draft along with cans of Golden Fleece BPA, Ellida IPA, and Smoking Mirror Smoked Porter via 12 oz. six-packs. The brands will initially be available in Athens, GA and it’s metro area.  The rest of the state (including the Atlanta metro region) will begin distributing Quest products later in 2017.

“We’re ecstatic to finally launch in Georgia,” said Quest’s co-owner Andrew Watts. “Don (Richardson, Quest’s co-owner & Brewmaster) is from Georgia and has many local ties.  We are excited about having Quest beer distributed in an area that we have received numerous requests for our beer.”

The Georgia distribution kick-off will take place at Hi-Lo Lounge in Athens at 5pm on Wednesday, May 17. Quest’s Co-owner and Brewmaster will be in attendance to help celebrate the occasion. Please join Don for a brew and welcome him back home to the Peach State.

Quest Brewing Co. was founded in 2013 by Don Richardson and Andrew Watts in Greenville, SC. Quest has been met with much success in the three plus years of operation by garnering national attention from the likes of USA Today, Beer Advocate, and Southern Living. In 2016, Quest won a World Beer Cup Gold Medal for Ponce Cucumber Jalapeno Saison. Quest beer is currently distributed throughout North and South Carolina in draft and 12 oz. cans.

  If you are a Georgia retailer interested in carrying Quest products, please contact Savannah Distributing at (678) 380-1212 or info@gawine.com

Now Hiring Part-time Bartender

Andrew  |  April 4

Bartenders

The first place people experience Quest Brewing and our beers will be in the Quest Taproom. Our customer’s experience in the tap room must be on par with the premium beer we produce.  From the quality of the beer to the atmosphere of the tap room (especially the service they receive), a customer’s impression of the brewery begins as soon as they walk through the door.  Quest Brewing Co. is looking to fill several bartender positions.  These positions will be the face of Quest Brewing Company for visitors to our facility.  Bartenders will be responsible for most aspects of taproom operations and tours of Quest’s production facility.  In addition to the day to day activities, bartenders will be expected to learn everything they can about our beers, the production process, and craft beer in general.

Day to day activities will include: Bartending. Ensuring all of our customers have the best possible experience in the Quest Taproom. Opening up and closing out many days of the week. Changing kegs. Leading groups of visitors on a tour of the Quest facility.  All other day to day activities necessary to keep the Taproom running.

Bartenders will report to the management of Quest Brewing Co.

Skills required:
Excellent personal communication skills
The ability to lift 50 pounds
The ability to transport kegs with a dolly
Attention to detail
Basic familiarity in using the web and other technology
Previous bartending experience is a plus but not required.  A passion for craft beer is required.  Home brewing experience a plus.

Compensation:
Pay is based on experience and knowledge; please send resume with cover letter to info@questbrewing.com.

We are looking for people who are team players and are flexible in the duties they perform as we grow the business.

Quest Releases ‘FunkSCursion’ Sour

Andrew  |  March 30

March 30, 2017 … Quest Brewing Company releases FunkSCursion, a native, wild yeast Belgian-style sour in 12 oz cans. FunkSCursion will available in draft and cans starting on Thursday March 30th. The six packs of 12 oz cans will be available for purchase in Quest’s tap room. Quest will be limiting purchases of this rare brew to one case per person (due to SC state law) at the tap room.
Please note that FunksSCursion is not a Gose or German Sour. Quest’s Brewmaster Don Richardson created this beer with inspiration from some of his favorite Sour beers from his journeys to Belgium. However, FunkSCursion does have an American twist with Mosaic hops added to give the beer a floral aroma. The result is a complex sour unlike any brew you may have tasted.
Quest will only have this exciting new product for sale at it’s facility. Plans are in the works for future batches of FunkSCursion to distribute to craft beer retailers.

Quest is Hiring a Brand Ambassador

Andrew  |  March 15

Brand Ambassador – Quest Brewing Co.

Quest Brewing Company is a World Beer Cup medal-winning microbrewery in the growing city of Greenville, SC. Our brewery opened in 2013 to much fanfare and have been establishing ourselves as a producer of unique and innovative beers in the Southeast region. We are located one hour from Asheville, two hours from Charlotte, two hours from Atlanta, and three hours from Charleston.
Our company is growing and this is an opportunity to start at the ground floor with a successful regional brewery. This position has the potential to become a managerial position with a staff of Brand Ambassadors once sales goals are met and new territories are opened.

Job Summary:
As a Brand Ambassador, your role is ultimately charged with increasing the sales of some of the best-tasting ales in the South. You will be in charge increasing sales in South Carolina including several high-volume distributors. A critical factor to your success will be the business planning and relationship management of all distributors in the territory as well as growth of Quest brands within each wholesaler. This includes direct account responsibility for key accounts, securing new distribution in existing and new accounts, and working closely with the distributor network in South Carolina to maintain/develop all accounts.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Specifically, the responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
• Conduct quarterly sales review meetings with distributors
• Set and evaluate sales and distribution goals
• Quarterly evaluation of each Distributor in your territory (performed at Quarterly review)
• Aggressively pursue new on & off-premise distribution
• Develop key events that feature Quest brands
• Call on existing key accounts to secure new distribution, making timely presentations, and introducing new and “limited release” beers
• Execute weekly on and off-premise promotions and periodic special events that generate brand awareness and consumer sampling, as well as new distribution at target accounts
• Develop and maintain strong, positive relationships with account staff and distributor sales personnel
• Travel to company sales meetings; and work with other members of the Quest team to execute/achieve the sales plan
• Complete necessary administrative reporting and communications on a timely basis
• Maintain all sales goals and personal budgets outlined to you and your territory
• Achieve and/or maintain Quest market and quality standards in all territories
• Other duties as periodically assigned by management

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred and at least three years prior industry experience in a beer/wine sales position
• Strong oral communication skills (ability to talk to others to convey information effectively; strong written communication skills)
• Strong persuasion skills (Ability to influence others decision-making or persuading others to change their minds or behavior through superior skill and knowledge of all our beers and the craft beer community)
• Active Listening (This is the key to all sales presentation, understanding your retailer can only be achieved by listening to their needs and filling those needs)
• Excellent time management skills; ability to be proactive and take initiative
• Excellent organization and coordination skills (detail oriented & able to manage priorities and routine functions effectively and efficiently)
• Social Perceptiveness (Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do)
• Negotiation (Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences)
• Proficiency with personal computers / laptops and associated programs (Windows, Microsoft office suite of programs)
• Decision making skills (collect, assess, and interpret relevant information and make sound judgment)
• Valid Driver License with a good driving record, a reliable, registered and insured vehicle, and ability to drive to and from accounts continuously
• Cicerone, or other Beer certification strongly preferred
• Must be available to work nights and weekends and work more than 40 hours per week; and lift and or move up to 50 pounds
• MUST WORK OUT OF AND/OR BE WILLING TO MOVE TO THE GREENVILLE, SC AREA (Visit http://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/news/accolades/ to find out more about the wonderful city we reside.)
• MUST HAVE RELEVANT BEER/WINE/SPIRITS EXPERIENCE IN THE CAROLINAS PREFERABLY IN THE BEER DISTRIBUTOR NETWORK

What Quest Offers:
-Base salary plus commissions and bonuses based on meeting sales targets.
-Holiday pay
-Opportunity exists for long-term ownership potential.
-Other benefits under development.

Please submit your cover letter and resume with your work experience to: info@questbrewing.com NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Quest Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.