SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, May 16, 2017 – Hofmann Sausage Company (Hofmann Brands) has joined forces with Empire Brewing Company, a multi-award winning national and international brewer of specialty crafted beers distributed in New York, New Jersey and China, to create a Hofmann-Empire Amber Beer Bratwurst and a Cheddar Cheese Beer Bratwurst. The products will be initially sold in ten-pound boxes for food service as well as direct to the public from Hofmann Sausage Company’s warehouse at 585 Stewart Drive, Syracuse, New York 13212.
“Beer has long been used as a marinade for sausage. Our hand-crafted manufacturing techniques for Hofmann hot dogs and sausages fits well with Empire’s concept, making them the perfect partner for such a project,” said William Hulley, Chief Operating Officer of Hofmann Brands.
Hofmann Sausage Company has called Syracuse, New York home since 1879. Hofmann Brands includes hot dogs, sausages, and the Handwich line of meat centric stuffed bread “grab ‘n go” items. Hofmann is most famous for its Snappy Grillers (Coneys) and German Franks. Hofmann products are minimally processed, contain no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or by-products, and they are gluten-free.
“Collaborating with such a community staple as Hofmann Sausage Company has been something I have always been interested in. Bringing together their natural, tasty, well-made bratwurst, with our locally brewed Empire Amber Ale seemed like a natural pair,” said David Katleski, owner of Empire Brewing Company. “We are excited to spread the pride of Syracuse across the state and country.”
Media representatives are invited to a press conference with new product tasting on Monday, May 22nd at 11 a.m. at Empire Farm Brewery, 33 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia, New York. The 35,000 square foot facility sitting on twenty-two acres is the largest farm brewery on the Eastern seaboard.
For more company information, visit hofmannbrands.com and empirebrew.com.