Quest in ‘The Greenville News’ 6/2/14

Andrew  |  June 3

Quest was featured in the 6/02/2014 edition of The Greenville News.  The article, penned by Eric Connor, discusses the ‘Stone’ Bill in and how it effects the brewing industry in SC.

You can read the article here.

Our reply to this article can be found below:

‘The initial reaction to the article may come off as Quest having a ‘negative’ view of the bill.  That is far from the truth.  Only a small portion of the interview was quoted.  Quest Brewing Company appreciates the help and support of all involved in the miracle that was accomplished by getting this bill passed in such a short amount of time.   We actively participated in rallying support for the passage of this bill.  It is truly a historic step for the craft brewing industry in our state.  The attention that our industry is getting from our elected officials can only help our efforts to make South Carolina a craft brewery destination.

However, we fully endorse the statements as quoted in the article.  Quest takes pride in every beer we produce.  We do not use added preservatives, adjuncts, extracts, or any other ingredient that does not meet our ethical standards.  In order for us to serve food, we would be governed by those same company principles.  This is why we have no present interest in being part of the food service industry.  We do appreciate that (with the passage of this bill) South Carolina breweries now have more options.  We were simply pointing out a detail in the current model that REQUIRES food service in order to loosen market restrictions.  

Perhaps this bill will be changed by an amendment or a future bill.  Perhaps this bill will attract a large, west coast brewery that we would welcome as neighbors with open arms.  But in its current form, this bill does not lead us to change our brewery’s current business operations.’

 

Quest in ‘The Greenville News’ 5/23/14

Andrew  |  May 30

Quest was featured in the 5/23/2014 edition of The Greenville News.  The article, penned by Eric Connor, discusses Quest producing canned beer and the benefits of cans.  You can read the article here.

Quest on ‘Your Carolina WSPA 7’ 5/23/14

Andrew  |  May 23

Cans Coming Soon from Quest Brewing Co.

Andrew  |  May 13

Golden Fleece BPA will be available May 2014 from Quest Brewing Co.

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Greenville, SC (May 13, 2014) – Quest Brewing Co. today announced Golden Fleece Belgian Pale Ale will be available in cans, year-round , beginning in late May, 2014. Additional favorites will be introduced on a rolling schedule including Smoking Mirror Smoked Porter in the summer of 2014, and Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout in late 2014. The brewery also released the can design for the Golden Fleece which will be sold at South Carolina retailers and on premises at Quest’s brewery location.

Quest Brewing Co. selected Golden Fleece BPA as their first canned varietal based on popularity and the hot summer months approaching.  This beer is named after Jason and his band of Argonauts who set out on a quest for the fleece in order to place Jason rightfully on the throne of Thessaly. Golden Fleece BPA is an easy-drinking, refreshing beer yet has enough character to please the beer connoisseur. The BPA checks in at a session-able 4.5% ABV.

The can designs for Quest’s products reflect Quest Brewing Co.’s and its customers’ love for a great adventure. Designed by Dan Bowman of The Brandit, each can features intricate artwork that tells a story from mythology and legends across the globe. Quest Brewing Co. will announce details on a ‘What’s Your Quest?’ contest, a challenge to take pictures of Quest cans on your adventures, in early summer.  Prizes and Quest goods will be given to participants that show Quest’s products on the most unique adventures.

“We expect people to take these cans hiking, camping, kayaking, picnicking, to the beach, to the pool, and to their favorite outdoor places,” stated Co-owner, Andrew Watts. “We know our people love the outdoors and we want our products to be easy to pack.”

The beer for the Quest Brewing Co. canned offerings will be brewed at their production brewing facility located at 55 Airview Drive in Greenville in conjunction with Land of the Sky Mobile Canning. Quest Brewing Co. houses a (25) barrel brew house and four fermenters [two twenty-five (25) barrel fermenters & two forty (40) barrel fermenters]. Quest Brewing Co. has a brewing capacity of 5,000 barrels per year.

Offerings will include six-pack (12 oz) cans for Golden Fleece BPA & Smoking Mirror Smoked Porter. Additionally, Ellida IPA & Kaldi Coffee Stout will be four-pack (16 oz) cans to be released in the future. The canned offerings from Quest Brewing Co. will be available in the Upstate SC area retail stores starting in summer, 2014. Distribution will begin with Greenville area locations and will expand to stores throughout South Carolina. Quest Brewing Co. will distribute canned brews with Advintage Distributing out of Ladson, SC. To request Quest products or for more information, visit www.advintagedistributing.com.

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Quest Brewing Company is a production craft brewery located in scenic Greenville, South Carolina. Quest produces world-class beer in the southeastern USA. Quest’s mission is to produce unique and innovative beers while reducing environmental impact. Quest was founded in 2012, by local entrepreneur Andrew Watts and Don Richardson. Richardson, an accomplished Brewmaster from Cottonwood Brewery and Boulder Beer Company, has won numerous awards at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival.

Contact Info
Company: Quest Brewing Co
Contact: Andrew Watts
E-mail: andrew@questbrewing.com

Quest in ‘The Charlotte Observer’

Andrew  |  April 17

Quest was featured in the April 12th 2014 edition of The Charlotte Observer in an article termed ‘Beer Travel’.  This article, written by Daniel Hartis, discusses breweries worth visiting in the Carolinas.  Click here to read the article.

Hartis has also recently release a book: Beer Lover’s the Carolinas: Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Beer Bars (Beer Lovers Series).  You can pick up a copy from your area book store, many area breweries, or from Amazon here.

Quest in ‘Fete Magazine’

Andrew  |  April 14

Quest was featured on Fete Magazine in the April 2014 edition.  This piece was written by Jef Chandler and spotlights the brewery opening in Greenville.  Click here to read the article.

Quest on ‘The Huffington Post’

Andrew  |  April 7

Quest was featured on The Huffington Post on April 7, 2014 in an article ‘The 10 Best Beers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of’.  This piece was written with input from Jon Richards, a Cicerone Certified Beer Server for Greenville’s The Growler Station.  The article mentions our fall seasonal: Kermesse Pumpkin Saison.  Click here to read the article.

Quest on ‘ABCnews.com’

Andrew  |  April 7

Quest was featured on ABCnews.com on April 7, 2014 in an article ‘The 10 Best Beers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of’.  This piece was written by Joanna Prisco with input from Jon Richards, a Cicerone Certified Beer Server for Greenville’s The Growler Station.  The article mentions our fall seasonal: Kermesse Pumpkin Saison.  Click here to read the article.

Quest featured in ‘Maxim’ Magazine

Andrew  |  March 27

Quest was featured in Maxim on March 27, 2014 in an article ‘The 10 Best Beers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of’.  This piece was written by Alexa Lyons with input from Jon Richards, a Cicerone Certified Beer Server for Greenville’s The Growler Station.  The article mentions our Kermesse Pumpkin Saison.  Click here to read the article.

Quest Brewing Co. & Terrapin Beer Co. Collaborate on “Tolba”

Andrew  |  March 18

March 11, 2014

GREENVILLE, SC—(March 11, 2014): Quest Brewing Co. has brewed a collaboration beer with Athens-based brewery Terrapin Beer Company on Tuesday, March 11th. The collaboration is an oatmeal brown ale brewed with blueberries called “Tolba”

Tolba is the name of a turtle in Native American legend said to be responsible for the creation of the earth.  This collaboration beer is inspired by the longtime friendship between the two brewmasters, Don Richardson and Spike Buckowski.  Profits from the sale of this collaboration beer will go to the Upstate Chapter of The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA).

“It is no coincidence our first collaboration is with Terrapin,” said Don Richardson, Quest’s Founder and Brew Master. “Spike and I have been friends for years and they were kind enough to help us get our start here at Quest.  When I worked there I made numerous friends and love the culture they have created.”

“Don and I have been in the industry and have known each other since the 90’s, it’s about time we finally got together for a collaboration” says Brewmaster Spike Buckowski, who often travels to breweries across the country and abroad to work with other respected craft brewers.

Tolba will be a medium-bodied brown ale weighing in around 7% alcohol by volume.  20 barrels of Tolba will be brewed, and it will be available in draft only (1/6 and 1/2 barrel kegs) with a release date of April 3rd at Quest Brewing Co.

“Tolba brings together two breweries that have an immense respect for one another.  The people of Terrapin Beer Co. are not only our colleagues in the craft beer community, they are people we are proud to call friends,” says Andrew Watts, Quest’s CEO.

The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) is the largest nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast. Their members work with land managers in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee to create trails and trail systems for mountain bikers and other users to enjoy. Through advocacy, education, and recreational opportunities, SORBA carries out its mission to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States.

Quest Brewing Co. was founded in 2013 by Don Richardson and Andrew Watts in Greenville, SC. Quest has been met with unprecedented success in its first year of operation, garnering national attention from the likes of USA Today, Beer Advocate, and Southern Living.  The beer is distributed throughout the state of South Carolina in draft form and soon to be available in cans.

Terrapin Beer Company was founded in 2002 by John Cochran and Brian “Spike” Buckowski in Athens, Georgia. Since Terrapin’s launch in 2002, Spike has racked up numerous medals and awards for his outstanding brews. This includes gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival for his Rye Pale Ale and Tree Hugger, and a silver medal at the World Beer Cup for his Golden Ale. Terrapin is sold in ten states in the Southeast and East Coast areas of the US: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.