Ska Brewing Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2017

Ska Brewing Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2017From Ska Brewing:

DURANGO, CO . (November 7, 2017) –Ska Brewing has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2017. Not only are winning companies great workplaces for employees, but they respect the environment and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors.

“On the quest to create the best craft beer anywhere, we realize the importance of taking care of our employees and our community,” said Ska CEO and Co-Founder Dave Thibodeau. “We strive to be an employer that our team enjoys coming to work for so they can hone in on their talent, creativity and dedication. Ska would not be what it is today without our incredible cast of characters. ”

“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Jonah Ogles, Articles Editor at OUTSIDE Magazine. “The Best Companies Group evaluates each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. There’s also an employee survey to measure personal experience.”

The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office. This is OUTSIDE’s tenth year providing the Best Places to Work.

“With nearly 6,000 craft breweries nationwide, we are honored to be one of four breweries to make the list alongside our friends at Allagash, New Belgium and Deschutes,” said Thibodeau.

Not only does Ska provide an outstanding company culture appealing to its employees, but when it comes to bringing home the bacon, assuming that bacon is made of the world’s best craft beer, nobody does it quite like Ska. From their flavor-packed favorite flagship brews to their ridiculously robust reincarnation libations, Ska’s got the goods.

“In addition to creating and enjoying delicious craft beer, Ska is also proactive when it comes to our health.  We have a self-funded health insurance plan and we also offer dental, vision, and a matching 401K plan to round out our benefits package,” said Kristen Muraro, marketing director at Ska. “We also offer our employees on-site yoga classes every week, free entries to local races, discounted ski passes and gym memberships.”

Ska is also very passionate about the community and encourages their employees to give back.  Ska pays employees for a set number of hours annually to spend volunteering at local organizations.


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The complete list of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2017 is available at For a list of past winners and for more information on the selection process, visit

For more information on OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2017 or to schedule an interview with an editor, please contact Kailey McGarvey at or 646.695.7046.

About Ska Brewing
Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces over a dozen award-winning beers.  Pioneers in the canned craft beer movement, Ska Brewing is known for an array of styles in 12 oz cans including Modus Hoperandi, Mexican Logger, Euphoria and Pinstripe.  For information (a lot of it), music, and a good time, visit Plug in to the latest updates, beer releases and shenanigans at and


OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, the Outside Podcast, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ for the iPad, Outside tablet edition, Outside Books, and Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Connect with OUTSIDE online, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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