About Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing
Founded in 2013, Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing represents a new class of distributors whose connection to the Artisans themselves is as important as the connection to the people who buy and sell the artisan products. CSA’s ever-growing portfolio includes the best International and American breweries, cideries, wineries, distilleries, and non-alcoholic products. We are committed to leadership through education, with effective training that promotes sustainable growth through profitable sales. We focus on quality, small, independent producers that honor traditional and innovative methods with a sustainable philosophy.
History of Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing
CSA DISTRIBUTING WAS BORN FROM THE IDEA THAT GREAT ARTISTS NEED GREAT REPRESENTATION.
From the moment Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project materialized in 2011, we were both brewer and distributor. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is the culmination of Founder and Brewmaster Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project – a dissertation on wild yeast fermentations – conducted at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Yakobson, a Colorado native, set out to make a splash with wild and sour barrel-aged beers. The best way he knew how to get the brands into the Colorado beer scene was to go around and educate while hand selling every case, after every new release. Chad was responsible for every step of the process including opening new accounts and connecting with the craft brewing community. Through the same dedication to artisan products, we formed CSA Distributing knowing that there was an entire community of artisans, some we had already connected with and others we are still meeting, to whom we could give this same dedication and treatment.