Assemblymember Holden Honors Claremont Resident “Small Business Of The Year”

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sacramento – In a ceremony in Sacramento, Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden honored Claremont resident Andy Dale, owner of Dale Brothers Brewery in Upland as the “Small Business of the Year” for the 41st Assembly District. Andy and his brother and co-owner, Curt  travelled to Sacramento Wednesday to receive their award.

“I am very pleased to recognize the Dale brothers for their dedication to their craft and volunteerism in Claremont, Upland and the surrounding communities,” said Assemblymember Holden.  “They are a success not only for their hard work and dedication to the business, but because they give so much back to their communities with regular fundraisers for charitable organizations.”

Dale Brothers Brewery has been in business since 2003 and employs some 20 workers in its Upland brewery. This year, more than 2,000 people attended their Beers and Bros Beer Festival which highlighted 30 California breweries and wineries.

Steve Sabicer, who nominated Dale Brothers, emphasized their efforts to help out in the community: “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.”

Sixteen small businesses from throughout the 41st Assembly District were nominated this year by members of the 41st Assembly District Small Business Advisory Committee who reviewed the nominations, provided feedback, rankings and recommendations for the Assemblymember.