Tales From The Cask Craft Beer Podcast Wins National Award

October 26, 2015

Podcast Places Second In Best Podcast/Broadcast Category At The 2015 North American Guild Of Beer Writers Awards


RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 26, 2015 – Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has announced that its weekly craft beer podcast, “Tales From The Cask,” has been recognized as one of the top beer podcasts in the nation. The podcast placed second in the best podcast/broadcast category at the 2015 North American Guild of Beer Writers Awards, which honors the best beer and brewing industry coverage in nine categories. The Guild is comprised of top beer writers, columnists, bloggers, critics and publicists from the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Europe. The winners of the Guild’s third annual awards were announced Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Great American Beer Festival ® in Denver.


“Tales From The Cask” features Mims Distributing’s CEO Chip Mims and his colleagues Tony Walldroff and Jennifer Balik, two Certified Cicerones ®. Together, the affable Tales crew delivers a light-hearted take on the week’s beer news, interviews beer enthusiasts – including everyone from brewmasters to bloggers – all the while sipping and offering their opinions on the latest beers on the market. The podcast series aims to educate beer novices and experts alike, and provide a behind-the-scenes look into the industry.


The podcast is recorded at Mims Distributing’s Raleigh, North Carolina headquarters, and more than 100 episodes have been produced since it began.


For more information on “Tales From The Cask”, and to listen to the most recent episode, visit https://www.talesfromthecask.com.



“Jenn, Tony and I really do have our dream jobs. We sell beer for a living, and get to carry that passion over to Tales, where we get to hang out with amazing people from all parts of the beer world,” said Chip Mims. “Plus, we try some of the best brews available made by the most incredible beer makers. We have such a great time with the show, and we hope that everyone who listens feels welcome in our little bar.”



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Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers the MillerCoors brands that domestic beer fans enjoy, and maintains extensive knowledge of what’s brewing in the craft beer industry. These expert brew sellers also share their passion for excellent beers on Tales from the Cask, a popular award-winning craft beer podcast covering everything from locally grown hops to seasonal ales and beyond. A proponent of the Triangle’s craft beer explosion, Mims Distributing offers favorites from AleSmith Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing, Carolina Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing, to name a few. Mims Distributing also recently reentered the wine distribution business. In addition to believing in the delicious beers and wines they sell, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits each year. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. Mims Distributing is also dedicated to sustainability as a way of life, and in 2013 was recognized with a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, as well as named a top three “green” Triangle business by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://www.mimsdistributing.com.