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About Us

More Than Just Beer

Trip's Beer Trips are much more than just drinking Craft Beer. You will be engaging with key people at each brewery.  We get an up close, personal prospective not available in other tours.

 

Each trip offers additional local experiences beyond beer that are unique to the areas where the breweries are located. These experiences can include a local Craft Beer/Bourbon Dinner, or a helicopter ride in Alaska, or Mountain Biking in Oregon or even a Zeppelin ride in Germany.

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How We Started

With more than 30 years of craft beer and beverage industry experience, Trip has a long history of developing innovative and successful craft beer business platforms. Recently, he was the Co-founder and COO of Brew Pipeline (Marketing Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Seltzer) and was responsible for overseeing compliance, logistics, and operational details.

In 2008, he founded the Kloser Group, a consulting and facilitation organization focusing on craft brewer business development and distribution direction. He has consulted with over 250 independent Anheuser Busch InBev (ABI) distributors throughout the US providing guidance for Craft Beer, Spirits, and NA Brand partnerships. To provide further value to his Kloser Group clients, in 2009 he founded Trip’s Beer Trips for educational and experiential events between distributors and craft brewers throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 2014, seeing a supply chain opportunity, he co-founded The Stout Beverage Group which represents top quality German beverage packaging, and brewing ingredients: beverage containers, hops, and malts in the US.

 

He has active relationships in every aspect of the Beer and Alcohol industry and is called upon as an alcohol Beverage expert in legal and other industry negotiations, from brand rights transfers to brand valuations.

 

Actively engaged in promoting craft beer and beverages, Trip is a member of the Brewers Association and the National Beer Wholesalers Association. He is an industry source for trade publications as well as a called-upon expert in beverage legal proceedings. Trip speaks as an expert at industry events and has hosted bi-annual seminars before the Great American Beer Festival and Craft Brewers Conferences. He continues to provide access for industry professionals to develop personal relationships directly with source suppliers, distributors, beverage producers and others in the Alcohol Beverage industry.

 

This year he expanded the Trip’s Beer Trips concept into two new directions:

  • Trip’s Bourbon Trips - to meet his client’s requests for access to key people in the Spirits sector.

  • Trip’s INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL Beer Trips - turnkey program that includes Brewing and Training Educational courses taught at the Technical University of Munich – TUM – at Weihenstephan Brauerei in Bavaria Germany offering continuing brewer education at the oldest brewery in the world.

 

All Trip’s Beer (and now Bourbon too) Trips are customized, personal, educational, and fun, creating extraordinary opportunities for participants to develop personal relationships with the people we are meeting.

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Meet The Founder

Trip has more than 30 years in the craft beer and beverage industry. He has a long history of developing innovative and successful craft beer business platforms. Recently, he was the Co-founder and COO of Brew Pipeline (Marketing Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Seltzer) and was responsible for overseeing compliance, logistics, and operational details.

 

In 2008, he founded the Kloser Group a consulting and facilitation organization, focusing on craft brewer business development and distribution direction. He has consulted with over 250 independent ABI distributors throughout the US providing guidance for Craft Beer, Spirits, and NA Brand partnerships. To provide further value to his Kloser Group customers, in 2009 he founded Trip's Beer Trips for educational and experiential events between distributors and craft brewers throughout the U.S. and Europe.

 

Starting in 2022, he has expanded the concept and created Trip's Bourbon Trips to meet client requests for access to key people in the Spirits sector. In 2014, he co-founded The Stout Beverage Group which represents top quality German beverage packaging, and brewing ingredients: hops and malts in the US.

 

He has active relationships in every aspect of the Beer and Alcohol industry and is called upon as an alcohol Beverage expert in legal and other industry negotiations, from brand rights transfers to brand valuations. Actively engaged in promoting craft beer and beverages, Trip is a member of the Brewers Association and the National Beer Wholesalers Association. He is an industry source for trade publications as well as a called-upon expert in beverage legal proceedings. Trip speaks as an expert at industry events and has hosted bi-annual seminars before the Great American Beer Festival and Craft Brewers Conferences. He continues to provide access for industry professionals to develop personal relationships directly with source suppliers, distributors, beverage producer’s and others in the Alcohol Beverage industry.

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Message From Our Founder

“You can read about it in a book, you can drink it at a bar or beer festival, but you do not know what that brewery is truly all about until you meet at the source with the people that create it and get to put it into context base on local cool experiences in its surroundings.”

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Partnerships

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