We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take a VIP tour of the Sprecher facility in Glendale.
What a treat!
It is very apparent that Sprecher is a customer service oriented company from the time you enter the door. We were greeted by Doug Cullaz and Don Wambach. While we were touring the first room we found out many interesting facts.
Sprecher gives their spent grain to a gentleman named Will Allen who owns a company named Growing Power:
“Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power
implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.”
Sprecher is the only company that brews their soda, which is why their soda is fabulous. Other companies create a syrup whereas Sprecher brews it like they do their beer. For those of you with gluten intolerance Sprecher root beer is gluten free and they also
have a gluten free beer called Shakparo. If you love potato chips get your hands on a bag or 10 of their kettle chips because they are addictive.
They recently added a refrigerated room to age their bourbon casked ale. Their barrels come straight from some of the finest bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. Sprecher only uses these barrels one time before passing them on to be used for things like planters.
We were treated to a private beer tasting after our tour where the president of the company Jeff Hamilton shared some wonderful Wisconsin cheese to pair with the beer. It doesn’t get any better than that.
If you have a chance take a tour and make sure to visit the Sprecher store (that’s where you find the chips)
Looking forward to our Sprecher beer dinner in May