20 September 2016
From Artisan Ales:
It is with humble honor (and a few tears) that Artisan Ales, Southern California’s boutique beer distributor, announces it will be closing after almost nine years. We are truly honored to have worked with some of the most pioneering microbrewery legends and wish nothing but the best to them and their staffs. None of this would have been possible without the tireless efforts of Artisan Ales employees past and present, to whom I will always be grateful and will sorely miss. And to our faithful customers — thank you for supporting small businesses – both ours and the amazing breweries we represented. By doing so you support the inspiration that motivates all of of us in the craft beer industry to follow our dreams and take a chance. I took that chance in October 2007 and am forever thankful to all who have supported Artisan Ales along the way.