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Brewery founders Gordan Schuck and Brad Lincoln met while attending the Siebel Institute in Chicago, eventually going on to establish Funkwerks in 2009. They created their award-winning Saison recipe in Schuck's backyard prior to stepping up to a one-barrel system in 2010. Since then, their beers have won awards at both the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup.
Kelli Hopson, Andrews brand manager for the brewery, noted that "Funkwerks has built a unique portfolio focused around saison-style beers" and "Andrews is thrilled to share this world-class beer with local beer lovers in Dallas/Fort Worth."
According to a press release, initial shipments of the brewery's beers will arrive in North Texas after the first of the year, with an official launch on track for January 12, 2015. Both Schuck and Lincoln are expected to travel to the Metroplex that week to attend events celebrating the brewery's arrival at Andrews retailers across the area.
Once on sale locally, Funkwerks' Saison, along with Tropic King and Deceit will be available on draft and in 750 mL bottles. Consumers will also be able to purchase the Saison and Tropic King in 330 mL four-packs.
Further details will be released closer to launch. In the meantime, for more information on Funkwerks, visit their website at www.funkwerks.com.