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Four Things to Know About Circle Brewing Company
Although it just opened in 2010, Circle Brewing Company has already accomplished feats befitting a veteran brewery. Not only did it take home the 2014 World Beer Cup silver award for its Alibi Blonde, but its popularity has earned it a spot on Urban Dictionary. So what’s the secret to this craft brewery’s success? Read on to find out:
- The brewery combines two great things: best friends and beer. Circle was founded by childhood friends Ben Sabel and Judson Mulherin, who grew up brewing beer in their hometown of Nashville.
- The beers are super old school. All of Circle’s beers embrace Reinheitsgebot, the German Purity Law of 1516, which means they're each made from just four ingredients: water, malt, hops, and yeast.
- Circle keeps it simple. Thanks to that purity law, brews are free of chemicals, additives, and adjuncts, such as rice and cheap sugars, which lower quality and flavor alike.
- They've got Texas pride. Even though they're Tennessee transplants, Sabel and Mulherin rep the Lone Star State like native Texans. That translates to deep involvement in the Texas beer scene, including event hosting duties during Austin Beer Week and feature appearances at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.