Golden West Brewing Company, Inc. (GWBC.OB) is a company that specializes in the production and distribution of certified organic craft beers. Under its subsidiary, Butte Creek Brewing Company, Golden operates a regional craft brewery in Chico, California. Through a network of wholesale distributors, Golden West distributes its line of products to liquor stores, taverns and bars, restaurants, convenience stores, warehouse stores, and supermarkets.
Mark Simpson was appointed president of Golden West in late 2007. With 20 years of experience in brewing and winemaking, Simpson’s extensive background includes experience with product development, supply chain and purchasing, public relations, quality assurance, and marketing. Since taking the helm, Simpson has focused his efforts on building a profitable business model with the company’s core products while expanding production capacity.
“Golden West and our subsidiary Butte Creek Brewing are poised for sustained growth. We are in the heart of the Craft Brewing movement in the USA, with the large markets of LA, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle close at hand. Organic and Natural beverages are a high-growth category and our strategy is to lead this category with well-packaged, high-quality products and alliances with like-minded companies to achieve synergies and economies of scale. The timing couldn’t be better to enter a high-growth phase for our companies,” stated Simpson.
Golden West’s basic line consists of Organic Pale Ale, Organic Pilsner, Organic Porter, Organic India Pale Ale, Revolution X and Revolution 11 Organic Imperial India Pale Ale, Trainwreck Organic Barley Wine, and Mateveza Organic Pale Ale. The company also invests time to prepare seasonal brews such as Organic Helltown Hefeweizen, and Organic Sustainable Harvest (Fresh Hop) India Pale Ale.
Golden West’s latest seasonal brew was a limited release in May 2008 of its Spring Run Organic Pale Ale. In conjunction with the release, Golden West announced that a portion of the sales of the beer would be donated to the Friends of Butte Creek, which supports salmon restoration efforts in Butte Creek, California.
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