Black Xantus Wins Gold!


Black Xantus Wins Gold at the Denver International Beer Competition

press-xantusMt. Pleasant, S.C. (May 3, 2013) – American microbrewer, Nectar Ales, was the recipient of two distinguished awards at this year’s highly regarded Denver International Beer Competition. Nectar Ales’ Red Nectar received the bronze medal in the American Amber / Red Ales category and the Black Xantus received the gold medal for the Imperial Porter category at the festival which occurred April 13 and 14, 2013.

The third annual competition, which took place at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colo., awarded a total of 91 medals in 48 style categories.

“Nectar Ales is a brand synonymous with microbrewing,” says Total Beverage Solution’s President and CEO Dave Pardus. He continues, “it is rewarding to see Nectar receive the recognition it deserves and our company is proud to represent them.”

Nectar Ales is a line of classic, all-natural craft beers that originated in Humboldt County, California in 1987 from Humboldt Brewing Company, one of California’s craft brewing pioneers. Since its inception, the brand has amassed and retained a dedicated following due to its attractive packaging, award-winning taste and dedication to environmental responsibility.

About Nectar Ales

Nectar Ales was founded in 1987 in Humboldt County as one of California’s – and the nation’s – pioneering microbrewers. Leading with its unique Red Nectar Ale, Nectar Ales helped blaze the microbrew trail and is today regarded as a true classic. Under the founding slogan “All Natural Ales,” the beers of Nectar Ales are brewed with all-natural ingredients, including the finest hops and malted barley. At all points in the brewing process, careful attention is paid to crafting beers of extraordinary flavor, character and pure naturalness —the achievement of great taste. For more information, visit

About Total Beverage Solution (TBS)

With an impressive portfolio of wine, beer and premium spirits, Total Beverage Solution supplies the U.S. market with some of the world’s most unique brands. Founded in 2002, the company represents brands with market presence and a strong potential for growth. Total Beverage Solution’s first sizeable supply contract was Greene King brewers, the producers of Old Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale. Currently, the portfolio includes such brands as Germany’s Weihenstephan Beer, from the world’s oldest brewery; Birra Moretti, an acclaimed Italian beer; Affligem, a historic Belgian Abbey beer; Tohu Wines from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, the only Māori -owned wine company; Nectar Ales, one of the nation’s pioneering microbrewers; Colombo, a D.O.C fine Marsala wine, Edradour Distillery, Scotland’s smallest distillery and Southampton, one of the most award-winning craft breweries in America. Passionate about quality and craftsmanship, the company strives to work with producers of the finest products and create value and demand for each brand based on its individually unique qualities. With this philosophy, Total Beverage Solution has quickly earned a reputation for its market expertise and proven sales results. Total Beverage Solution is headquartered at 421 Wando Blvd. Suite 200, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. For more information, visit or call (843) 881-0761.

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