Donna Hockey

Member Since 2021

Donna Hockey

Co-Founder

Surreal Brewing Company

Portland, Oregon Area

At Surreal Brewing, we are pioneering a path into the non-alcoholic beer market by consistently innovating in this space. We brew health forward first-to-market styles including the first ever Craft Non-Alcoholic Red IPA (less than 0.5% ABV and just 33 calories). Our NA Chandelier Red IPA is the first Surreal Beer™ in our line-up and is brewed with a unique blend of 6 malts and 3 hops to provide our customers with the complexity and depth of taste they deserve. It won a gold medal for the US in the 2018 World Beer Awards, 2020 Bronze for Best Dark NA and 2020 Top Voted Gluten Reduced Beer in the U.S. winning this in the all beverage category including alcoholic beer. In 2019 our 17 calorie gluten reduced Kolsch won World's Best Low-Alc and No-Alc Pale Beer award and our 17 Mile Porter won Gold for Best Dark NA in U.S. Our 7 unique styles have won multiple national and international awards for their innovation and flavor. All of our beers are wholesomely brewed with all natural ingredients including non-GMO grains. We are a socially and environmentally conscious company that uses environmentally friendly options including recycling grains and using PCW packaging whenever possible. Our mission is inclusivity. In the U.S. alone there are many millions of people that cannot drink alcohol for one reason or another (e.g. health reasons, due to certain medications, beliefs, fitness, pregnancy, etc.) and a hundred million more that enjoy that craft beer taste that pairs so well with taco Tuesday's at work. With that, we became inspired to extend the craft beer movement to people who crave an adult tasting non-alcoholic beverage with an anytime and anyplace beer! Cheers to you. Visit us at www.SurrealBrewing.com.


SKILLS

  • Innovation Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy

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COMPANY INFO

Surreal Brewing Company

Surreal Brewing is a pioneer in the non-alcoholic beer industry bringing health forward, internationally awarded first to market styles. After completing a year and a half of treatment for breast cancer, husband and wife team, Donna and Tammer, wanted to celebrate with a craft beer. Being non-drinkers there was nothing on the market worthy of such a celebration. They decided to innovate in a space that had been stagnant for 3 decades by brewing the world's first non-alcoholic Red IPA in 2018 with only 33 calories, zero grams of sugar, 5 grams of carbs and it's also gluten reduced. Health and taste are the most important thing at Surreal. We Dare to Be Different by pushing the boundaries in the NA industry. Other first to market styles include 17 Mile Porter (50 Cals), Juicy Mavs Hazy IPA (25 Cals), Natural Bridges Kolsch Style (17 Cals), Creatives West Coast Style IPA with ancient Kveik yeast (44 Cals) and a dessert line Pastry Porter (72 Cals) and Milkshake IPA (65 Cals). Multiple times winner of the Worlds Best Beer Awards, U.S. Open Beer Challenge and the International Beer Championship, Surreal Brewing has won 13 awards with their ultra low calorie beer. Our mission is inclusivity. In the U.S. alone there are many millions of people that cannot drink alcohol for one reason or another (e.g. health reasons, due to certain medications, beliefs, fitness, pregnancy, etc.) and a hundred million more that enjoy that craft beer taste that pairs so well with taco Tuesday's at work. With that, we became inspired to extend the craft beer movement to people who crave an adult tasting non-alcoholic beverage with an anytime and anyplace beer!


INDUSTRY

Food & Beverage