Business Briefs: Chattanooga-based CraftWorks brews win beer medals

Business Briefs: Chattanooga-based CraftWorks brews win beer medals

April 22nd, 2014 by Staff Reports and Wire Service in Business Around the Region



Photo by Jay Bailey /Times Free Press.

Chattanooga-based CraftWorks brews win beer medals

Four beers made by brands owned by the Chattanooga-based CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries earned medals during the recent World Beer Cup in Denver.

Among more than 1,400 breweries from 58 countries in the competition, Rock Bottom won a Gold medal in Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale category for Devil's Thumb and received a silver medal in the Baltic Porter category for its Baltic Gnome. Gordon Biersch, another brand owned by CraftWorks, won a gold metal in the traditional German-style Bock category for its Winter Bock and won a bronze medal in the Smoke Beer category for its Brewer's Select Rauch Marzen.

"The World Beer Cup is often considered the Olympics of beer so we were pleased to place so well against talented competitors from around the globe," said Kevin Reed, director of brewing operations at Rock Bottom.

CraftWorks' breweries have won 45 medals at the World Beer Cup over the years

Bike shop wins Silver BFM honor

Scott's Bikes in Cleveland, Tenn., is among of 80 bicycle businesses being saluted today by the League of American Bicyclists as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business.

Scott's Bikes provides amenities such as an onsite shower and a secure location to store bicycles during work and incentives such as bonuses, bike trades and complementary day use of shop vehicles for employees who choose to commute by bike who find themselves in need of a vehicle to run an errand during the day.