Zink Distributing Craft Beer Newsletter
Congratulations to Our Winners!
This past Saturday brewers from all over the Midwest came together to see who's best. Zink's brands did exceptionally well again this year.

McClure's Winery & Orchard for the second year in a row swept the Cider/Perry Category with the following:
Gold-Indiana Dry Apple Wine
Silver- Goldensap
Bronze-Spy Candy

McClure's also took Gold in the Mead category with Razzled, a raspberry mead.

If there was any doubt left as to who was making the best cider in Indiana, I think that argument can be put to rest.

Tow Yard Brewing also raked in the awards in some very competitive categories.
Gold- Beatbox Samurai-Dark Lager Category
Gold- Wild Wild Wheat- Wild Ale Category
Silver- Willyweiss- Sour Category

Scarlet Lane Brewing also brought home some prestigious hardware with:
Silver-Dorian Oatmeal-Stout Category

Zink is very proud of the achievements of all of our hard working breweries.

Ask your sales representative today about how these award winning suppliers can help your business.

How Clean Are Your Draft Lines?
  Without question the easiest way to improve the quality of beer that you serve your customers is consistently cleaning your draft lines. Zink is very proud to adhere to the standard of cleaning our lines every two weeks. We have been asked before about the necessity of this practice and now this standard gets a great article from none other than the Brewer's Association itself. For those who are unaware, the Brewer's Association is the governing body for every brewer, micro or macro, in the country. Take a look at the link below to see why cleaning every two weeks is so important to both the quality of your beer and the maintenance of your system.

Ask your Sales Representative today about how we can help you!

Virtue Cider Debut!
We are proud to welcome Virtue Cider to the Zink portfolio. From Fennville,  MI, Virtue produces traditional European-style hand crafted cider sourced from Michigan apples, not from concentrate, available to sell Wednesday July 13th.
Follow their social media link below for next week’s Indy rollout events!

Available in:
1/6 barrels
6/4 12oz NR (Michigan Brut only)
Dragon's Milk Reserve #3:
Raspberry Lemon
New Holland's Dragon's Milk Reserve #3 (2016) is available now for purchase.
This quarter New Holland takes an old favorite (Raspberry) and adds a fresh twist.
Michigan raspberries bring depth to Dragon’s Milk, framing its chocolate tones and contrasting its dark, roast character. Lemon zest excites and brightens the fruit flavor.

Extremely Limited Quantities!

Available In:
Sixth Barrels
6/4NR Cases
New Goose Sour Sister Available
Brewed once a year, This limited release wild ale from the vintage portfolio is a Belgian style farmhouse ale infused with a marriage  (Named after a goose brewer's wife) of white pepper, honey, and  Strawberries aged in wine barrels And fermented with Brett and champagne yeast.   

Available in: 12/25.9oz bottles - limited supply
Contact Us!

David Mahaffa
Director of Craft Beer
            Cell: (317) 519-1778       
Office: (317) 781-5800 x684
Erik Lundorf
High End Brand Manager
Cell: (317) 557-7639        
Office: (317) 781-5800 x402