Dale Bros Brewery named small business of the year

Dale Bros Brewery (www.dalebrosbrewery.com), a microbrewery in Upland, was named Small Business of the Year in the 41st Assembly District by Assemblymember Chris Holden’s office. Dale Bros is owned and operated by brothers Curt and Andy Dale, born and raised in Claremont. The brewery has won 38 awards for outstanding craft beer.

Dale Bros. Brewery was nominated in part because, “They have significantly enriched and supported their community.  In addition to strong business growth, the brewery has contributed tens of thousands of dollars in direct and indirect contributions to local non-profit organizations, and hosted dozens of charitable community events in their tap room and beer garden,” according a press release offered by Mr. Holden’s office.

“Andy and Curt exemplify perseverance, community spirit and dedication to their brewing craft.  Upland is most proud of their accomplishments and recognition for brewing excellence,” said Gino L. Filippi, city of Upland councilmember.

Founded in 2003, Dale Bros has grown from a one-man operation to employing 21 people and providing craft beer to bars, restaurants and retailers in a 20-mile radius of the brewery, as well as through its popular tap room just south of Cable Airport in Upland.  “Our goal is not just to produce great beer, but to be a thoughtful and caring member of our community, and a great place to work,” said co-owner Andy Dale. 

As part of their commitment to the community, Dale Bros Brewery founded the annual Brews and Bros Craft Beer Festival, which takes place at Cable Airport in Upland each January, and benefits the local non-profit, the Claremont Educational Foundation. This event draws people from all over southern California to the San Gabriel Valley.

“The growth of the event provides substantial philanthropic benefits while also helping other local businesses by introducing the attendees to the Inland Empire,” Mr. Holden said.

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