by Brian Stechschulte... May 1, 2013

SHMALTZShmaltz Brewing was born inside a San Francisco apartment in 1996. Back then it was just like many new breweries opening today, very small and without brewing equipment. Founder Jeremy Cowan embraced the contract brewing business model and directed other breweries to make his successful line of He’Brew and Coney Island Craft Lagers over the last 16 years.

In just a few short months that will no longer be the case. Earlier this year Cowan announced that Shmaltz Brewing was building it’s own production brewery in Clifton Park, NY. The nearly 20,000 square foot space will house a 50 barrel brewery, packaging line, a tasting room and their current inventory of bourbon, rye whiskey, and tequila barrels.

The San Francisco Brewers Guild is very happy and proud to congratulate Jeremy Cowan, and his entire team, for making a dream become a reality. At the same time, we’re also sad to see a member of the San Francisco Brewers Guild depart. We wish Shmaltz Brewing all the best on their new venture, and hope to welcome them back into the fold again someday.