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No Surprise Here!!! Fiddlehead Named Craft Brewery of the Year by Brewbound!

Dec 02, 2022 08:26AM ● By John Gales
Fiddlehead Brewing Company has been named Brewbound’s 2022 Craft Brewery of the Year. 

The Shelburne, VT brewery opened its doors on December 31, 2011. Fiddlehead Brewing Company is now one of the 50 largest craft breweries in the nation. Fiddlehead vaulted into the top 50 by bucking trends with a simplified playbook focusing on Vermont’s best selling brand, Fiddlehead IPA with a draft forward approach. 

Fiddlehead is on pace for another year of meteoric growth. After increasing sales by 85% in 2021, Fiddlehead is projected to increase sales for the 2022 calendar year by 45%. Year to date, distributor depletions are up 51% and forecasted to sell over 1 million cases. 

Fiddlehead Brewing Company is the largest Vermont owned brewery and produces 100% of their beer in Shelburne. Additionally, Fiddlehead requires cold storage from brewery to the final sale ensuring a fresh, quality product. 

“This is an absolute honor to be recognized by the premier industry publication, Brewbound. Craft brewing has been my life’s work. This is a testament to our incredible team, our unbelievable distribution partners, the owners and purchasers in the on-premise and off-premise world, and to our dedicated fans, the Fern Believers ”, said Matt (Matty O) Cohen, President/Owner. 

“One of the guiding principles of owning a successful brewery is the ability to give back to communities in a meaningful way. Through our Team Mastermind Fund, we are able to give back over $100,000 this year focusing on pediatric charities.”

Published by Inc., Brewbound is a leading multi-media industry trade publication providing comprehensive coverage of the beer space, analysis of industry trends and in-depth interviews with industry leaders.

Previous Craft Brewery of the Year winners include Allagash Brewing Company and Lagunitas Brewing Company among others. The award has been given annually since 2014.

Fiddlehead Brewing Company is a brewer-owned business located in Shelburne, VT. The business has a simple approach: make great beer, hire passionate people, and ensure the beer is fresh and available on tap or in a cooler near you.

Fiddlehead Brewing Company products are distributed in VT, CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, and RI.

Fiddlehead Brewing Company
6305 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT

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