We are excited to announce that Mark Anthony Brewing Inc is our 2023 Diversity & Inclusion award recipient! "The 2023 Columbia Impact Awards recognize the outstanding local businesses and individuals that work to make Columbia a better place to live, play and do business,” said Carl Blackstone, Columbia Chamber President and CEO. “The Columbia Chamber is excited to bring this once virtual event back in-person". The Diversity & Inclusion Award celebrates a Partner that goes above and beyond to create a diverse work environment by breaking the glass ceiling. The 2023 recipient is Mark Anthony Brewing.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mark Anthony was founded by Anthony von Mandl in 1972 as a wine importer. It has grown to encompass its own vineyards in addition to producing distilled spirits and ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages. Privately owned, its U.S. family tree includes Mark Anthony Brands, handling sales and marketing, and Chicago-based Mark Anthony Brewing, responsible for supply chain management and brewing. For years, Mark Anthony Brewing had outsourced production of a beverage portfolio that also features Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Cayman Jack cocktails. As John Sacksteder, Mark Anthony Brewing’s president, explains it, the company relied solely on contract manufacturers to produce its product. The company would install its proprietary and patented equipment within its partners’ facilities, which allowed them to ensure the quality it demanded. Then White Claw took off. At that point, Mark Anthony Brewing decided to take matters into its own hands.
Mark Anthony Brewing is about to open a brand-new, state-of-the-art brewery in Waddell, AZ! We're still hiring, too!!