Shmaltz Brewing Company
Founder and owner Jeremy Cowan established the Shmaltz Brewing Company in San Francisco in 1996 with the first 100 cases of He'brew Beer hand bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area in his Grandmother’s Volvo. He'brew now sells across 37 states, through 40 wholesalers and nearly 5,000 retailers. Ranked in 2013 as one of the "Top 100 Brewers in the World" by RateBeer.com, Shmaltz won 9 Gold and 6 Silver Medals in the World Beer Championships in 2012. Shmaltz was also included in the "Top 50 Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies" by San Francisco Business Times. In 2007, Shmaltz released a new line of craft brewed lagers under the Coney Island banner. In 2013, the Coney Island brand was acquired by Alchemy and Science, a craft beer incubator, owned by Boston Beer (Sam Adams).
After 17 years of being an outspoken cheerleader for contract brewing, in 2013 Shmaltz broke with tradition and opened its own New York State production brewery in Clifton Park, NY, 10 minutes south of Saratoga Springs. Shmaltz's new home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 20,000 barrels of annual capacity. The new brewery packages 12 and 22 ounce bottles and kegs of their diverse core and seasonal favorites, and hosts fans and beer tourists in their new tasting room for tours, barrel-aged previews, and special releases.