May 7th, 2014



Label_MidnightRideCENTRALIA, WA – It was over 20 years ago Dick Young started off as a humble home brewer, brewing in the back of Northwest Sausage & Deli. Since October 1994, Dick’s Brewing has grown from the flagship ale Dick Danger Ale to over 20 varieties of beer, a new brewery location and the 12 Man Pale Ale taking the Pacific Northwest by storm.

Dick Young started brewing as a home brewer in 1984. When he was not busy handcrafting smoked summer sausage and pepperoni at NW Sausage & Deli he was handcrafting small batches of beer. Dick built from scratch a three barrel brew house (which we still use today as our pilot system) to start designing and creating recipes in the back of the deli. The beer was so popular among Dick’s friends that he soon found himself exceeding the annual production limit for home brewers. In 1994, after many batches brewed, and many beers drank, Dick’s Brewing Company became a reality. In 2009, Dick’s Brewing Company moved from a 2,100 square foot building to a new brewery location on Galvin Road increasing our space to 18,000 square feet to support our growing production. Dick’s creative passion for brewing grew from just three recipes in 1994 to over twenty different styles in 2014. Sadly we lost Dick in 2009 and we continue his legacy by carrying on the passion for craft beer.

To celebrate our 20years of brewing delicious beer we have created a special 20th Anniversary beer, Dick’s Midnight Ride. Dick’s Midnight Ride is a trip to the dark side. Our robust, NW Style CDA is bursting with Cascade and Centennial Hops, perfectly balanced with a rich dark malt profile. It is rich, dark and malty like a porter with a hop profile that rivals the best Northwest IPA’s. Dick’s Midnight Ride will be released to the public on Friday, July 18, 2014. The Brewery will be hosting a 20th Anniversary Party to the public at the Brewery on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 3 – 8:30 pm. Dick’s Brew Crew created Midnight Ride to celebrate our journey of 20 years. With this special beer, we want to say “Thanks for a great ride and hold on because we have lots of miles left in the tank! “

All of us here at Dick’s are proud to continue the dream that our founder started, and we are proud to have you all along for the ride.

From all of us at Dick’s Brewing we say cheers and thank you!



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January 28th, 2014


Dick’s Brewing launches the 12 Man Pale Ale – “For the Fan”

December 19th, 2013

Centralia, WA – Dick’s Brewing has launched the 12 Man Pale Ale – “For the Fan” in Draught and 6 pack, 12 oz cans. This new beer from Dick’s Brewing will be distributed throughout the Great Artisan Beverage network along with all other Dick’s Brewing products. The State of Washington market will be fulfilled first and as production increases it will gradually expand throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Norm Johnson, the ex NFL kicker and one of the business partners of 12 Brands, LLC secured the trademark of the 12 Man Pale Ale a couple of years ago. 12 Brands, LLC, really wanted to develop a beer that any fan in any sport could enjoy, hence the slogan ‘FOR THE FAN’.  Norm Johnson explains that, “Over the last couple of years we’ve been trying to figure a way to nationally launch a beer under the 12 Man Pale Ale name and we kept testing and running into road block after road block. We finally met the right people of Dick’s Brewing and Bev-Link, a division of Great Artisan Beverage and in a matter of a couple of months we were able to get the right agreement, right recipe, the right marketing and the right distribution in place.”

Julie Young-Pendleton, the owner of Dick’s Brewing Company, is very proud to be a part of this new beer leaving their brewery and into the hands of the Pacific Northwest customers. Julie states, “The beer is a great easy drinking, sessionable beer that is a well-balanced pale ale at 4.5% ABV that everyone can drink and enjoy as and For the Fan.”

The Great Artisan Beverage/Bev-Link team that represents the 12 Man Pale Ale is extremely pleased to have been part of this project.  Nick Gagliardi, President of GAB/Bev-Link who oversaw the project with his team states, “Everything from the recipe, to the design of the can, to the tap handle and to the development of the overall go to market strategy speaks all about a beer For the Fan. It has been true partnership and collaborative effort by all involved.”

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Dick’s Brewing – Dick’s Brewing Company is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier craft breweries that appeals to an ever-growing audience who enjoys the distinctive full-bodied taste of regional beers. Located in Centralia, Washington, Dick’s Brew Crew invites you to take a look at this unique northwestern favorite. Join us for a tour and tasting of our variety of beers.  www.dicksbeer.com

12 Brands, LLC – A brand building company started by Neal Nilsen a successful local entrepreneur in the Seattle area and Norm Johnson, ex-NFL kicker started 12 Brands, LLC to build brands for the fan. The 12 Man Pale Ale is one of their first brand launches.

Great Artisan Beverage, LLC /Bev-Link Beverages- a company owned and operated by a network of wholesalers throughout the 5 States of the Pacific Northwest – www.gabeverages.com along with Bev-Link a division of Great Artisan Beverage that assists in the development, marketing and distribution of brands throughout the US who also represents Dick’s Brewing throughout the Pacific Northwest. For further information, please feel free to contact Nick Gagliardi, President at 425-456-3538 or nick.gagliardi@gabeverages.com

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