Core Brewing & Distilling Co, LLC
Springdale, AR 72764, US
Core Brewing and Distilling Company [CBDC] is the first production microbrewery/distillery in Northwest Arkansas, and one of the fastest growing markets in the country. CBDC is the #1 tap handle in the state of Arkansas and grew 557% from 2013-2014. CBDC is Located in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. Risk associated with rapid growth has been minimized because the microbrewery model has been validated nationally and on a state level. In order to accelerate growth, we are seeking funding in the amount of $1.0-2.0 million. CBDC currently employees 24 people and is currently distributed in Arkansas, SW Missouri, and South Dakota. CBDC has agreements with distributors covering 23 states. CBDC has won numerous awards including: Voted Best Brewery in Northwest Arkansas at Fayetteville Foam Fest • Leg Hound voted best beer in Arkansas at Arkansas Times Beer Fest• New York based Serious Eats voted ESB best regional beer in the Sync Craft Beer Tournament• Imperial Red was featured in Draft Magazine • Core Beer was the top selling craft beer at Arvest Ballpark by 30% • #1 Tap in Arkansas • Largest brewhouse capacity in Arkansas Currently in over 400+ locations statewide • Leg Hound Top Seller at Oaklawn
Products / Services
Award winning Craft Beer, Spirits, Ciders, and Pubs
Our award winning craft beer staples include ESB, Leg Hound, Oatmeal Stout, Hilltop, Behemoth Pilsner, and Barneys Imperial Red. These brands are available in cans, 12-oz bottles, bombers, growlers, and kegs.
Premium Handcrafted Arkansas spirits. Our spirits include Hangin Judge Whiskey, Rum, Moonshine, and various brandies made with locally sourced raw material.
Core Pubs, LLC creates unique and fun environments for local patrons. We serve our full selection of products and provide exceptional customer service. These pubs allow us to generate cash-flow and continue to expand our brand recognition.
Handcrafted Premium Cider made with Arkansas Black Apples.
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
NIH Post Doctoral Fellow at the Scripps Research Institute, LaJolla, CA.
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MBA, Harding University
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Certified in Brewing/Packing International Institute of Brewing & Distilling
6-Sigma Certified, Arkansas Quality Institute
20 years brewing experience
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Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineer, University of Arkansas
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MBA, Executive MBA Program, University of Hawaii 1988
Tyson Foods: senior management International. Joined 1996; retired 2006
Hiked the Appalachian Trail 2007
Associate of Science (Chemistry) Broward Community College 1967
Bachelor of Science (Business) Florida State University 1975
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