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Tallgrass Brewing Company Sweeps Craft Can Awards

Tallgrass Brewing Company - Manhattan, Kansas

When the readers of the national website,, picked their favorite canned beers for 2011 Tallgrass was the top winner in 6 categories. Tallgrass's newest offering, Velvet Rooster got a double win, getting top honors in "Belgian-style Ales" and "Best New Beer." It was the only beer in the poll to win in two different categories.

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"I am a little surprised." said Tallgrass Founder Jeff Gill. "There are a lot of great beers in cans now from many new and exciting breweries, as well as several older craft brands that are just now beginning to can their beers."

Tallgrass's wins in the's 2011 Readers Choice Poll:
Tallgrass Ale - Winner Brown Ale Category
Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat - Winner Wheat Beer Category
Velvet Rooster - Winner Belgian-style Ale Cetegory
Velvet Rooster - Winner Best New Beer Category
Oasis - Winner Double IPA/Imperial IPA Category
Buffalo Sweat - Second Place Stout Category
Tallgrass was also named as one of the most innovative breweries of 2011, because of its on going commitment to cans and its passion for canning new and interesting brews.

"These are great honors for our little brewery. It means we have earned the respect and appreciation of a very savvy group of beer drinkers," said Gill, "In 2012 we plan to keep our fans happy. Our goals are always the same. We want to get a little better every day and continue to create and brew beers we would like to drink with our best friends."

Russ Phillips and his brother, Kelly, started to promote the virtues of craft beer in cans and to end the stigma of the can. This was the first year they polled their readers to determine their favorites.

Phillips was not surprised by Tallgrass's showing in the poll. "I think it's pretty fair to say that Tallgrass winning so many categories is a testament to both the great relationship they maintain with the folks who drink their beers and also the fact that those beers are very well brewed," Phillips said. "I really respect what they're doing and love that they canned the first Belgian Tripel (Velvet Rooster) this past year. I'm looking forward to seeing what they can next!"

Tallgrass Brewing Company
Tallgrass Brewing Company was started in Manhattan, Kansas in 2007 by Jeff Gill and his wife Tricia. In May of 2010 Tallgrass declared it's "Canifesto" and began packaging exclusively in cans. Tallgrass's products include Ale, IPA, Buffalo Sweat Stout, Oasis, Velvet Roostet, and Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat. Tallgrass is now distributed in cans and on tap in 15 states.

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Tallgrass Brewing Company

8845 Quail Lane
Manhattan, Kansas, 66502
Phone: (785) 537-1131



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