Asheville, North Carolina based Hi-Wire Brewing is adding distribution to the state of Ohio this month.
The brewery has tapped Premium Beverage Supply out of Columbus, Ohio to handle distribution.
“The launch of Ohio is an exciting new step for Hi-Wire and North Carolina made beer in general. Ohio is a top-five craft beer state, and its beer drinkers have more commonly been making Asheville a must-visit location. We are honored to be able to “export Asheville” to these amazing beer markets.” – Chris Frosaker Co-owner, Hi-Wire Brewing
Events are scheduled for Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton, starting February 19th, and running through March 3rd.
Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer Co. is now available in New York. The brewery is being distributed by Union Beer.
Jess Reiser, Burial’s co-founder, grew up in Brooklyn, and has set her sites on home once the brewery finished their production expansion.
“Despite the, sometimes daunting, size of New York City, it is my home. It is where I grew up, my roots are there and I couldn’t be happier to be bringing our passion home. ” – Jess Reiser
Launch events have been happening all week around the city, some hosted with their friends Other Half Brewing, Three’s Brewing and Transmitter Brewing.
Boulder, Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company is expanding distribution to the state of Nevada in this month (January, 2017). The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Breakthru Beverage.
“We are excited to open a new market for Avery and Nevada is a perfect opportunity for us due to our existing relationship with Breakthru Beverage. We’ve seen over the years that Breakthru’s commitment to distribution goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to quality, and we are looking forward to working together more in 2017.” – Dustin LeMoine, Avery’s Director of Sales
Nevada is Avery Brewing 33rd distribution state. The brewery was founded in 1993.
· Fri-Sun 1.13-1.15 | Aces & Ales Nellis Winter Fest
· Tuesday 1.17 6pm | The Atomic Avery Tap Feature
· Wednesday 1.18 6pm | Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits Avery Tap Feature
· Wednesday 1.18 6pm | Aces & Ales Tap Feature – Tenaya Location
· Tuesday 1.17 | Craft Wine & Beer Tap Feature
· Wednesday 1.18 6pm | Mellow Fellow Tap Feature
· Thursday 1.19 6pm | Beck’s Brew House Tap Feature
· Friday 1.20 6pm | Beer NV Tap Feature
Chicago based Pipeworks Brewing Co. will be distributing to the state of Connecticut. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Sarene Craft Beer Distribution.
A exact date when beer will be flowing was not specified by Pipeworks. They did, however, provide a little insight as to why they are skipping over a few local states and pouring in Connecticut.
Well, we’re a self-distributing brewery. That means we load our beer into vans in Chicago and drive it ourselves to retailers, restaurants, and bars to ensure that it arrives in your glass or fridge in the freshest condition possible. There’s a cap on how much beer we can self-distribute in our home state and we’ve hit that ceiling.
Pipeworks Brewing was started by Gerrit Lewis and Beejay Oslon in 2012. Besides Chicago, the brewery can be found in Colorado through Tivoli Distribution.
Fort Collins, Colorado based Odell Brewing will start distribution to Illinois starting February. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Breakthru Beverage.
The brewery will lead with flagship 90 Shilling, IPA, Drumroll APA, Myrcenary Double IPA, as well as Runoff Red, Tree Shaker Imperial Peach Ale. Limited releases will debut in the state as well, including Friek Raspberry & Cherry Sour, and Dark Theory Black Cherry Sour.
“I always said that we wouldn’t distribute in Chicago unless the Cubs won the World Series. All kidding aside, Illinois has long been one of the nation’s leading markets. These folks know beer, and as a brewery that has largely distributed in the Rocky Mountain region, we’re excited to step into our first state east of the Mississippi River.” – Founder, Doug Odell.
Full launch festivities will be posted via odellbrewing.com/events/
Birmingham, Alabama based Good People Brewing will expand distribution to the state of Georgia in January, 2017. The brewery has signed a disribution deal with United Distributing.
Georgia is the sixth out of state distribution expansion, with four of those markets happing in in 2016 alone. Georgia has been a target for co-founder Michael Sellers for years.
“We’re finally headed to Georgia! This has been a long time coming. After 9 years of business and honing our craft, we now have the opportunity to come to Georgia.” – Michael Sellers
Promotions and tastings will start in the state staring January 23rd. Good People Brewing will be giving away merchandise and prizes throughout the week. In order to participate, download their sticker pack from the App Store and watch for social media announcements.
Deschutes announces further distribution to hit the remaining southern sections of Virginia. Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg will receive six-packs and draft thanks to a partnership with Chesbay Distributing. Expect to see Fresh Squeezed IPA, Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale, and the Deschutes Variety 12-pack arriving in early January 2016.
Additionally, expect an announcement next month from the Oregon based brewery, of a new year round offering to be launched in tandem with this new distribution partnership.
The announcement of this expanded distribution doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as earlier this year Deschutes announced the building of a new east coast brewery, located in Roanoke, Virginia.
Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR) began shipping to Washington D.C. and northern Virginia October 27th, 2014. A special collaboration with Chef José Andrés motivated the distribution expansion.
Stacy Denbow, expansion manager for the brewery, said, Our fans on the east coast have been anxious to get our beers for quite some time, so were happy to finally extend our reach their way. Our Zarabanda collaboration with Chef José Andrés was the impetus for the growth, and we are looking forward to launching a few of our fan favorites in the region as well.
At launch, D.C. and northern Virginia (Arlington & Alexandria) received Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Fresh Squeezed IPA on draft only. Some of the brewery’s coveted Reserve Series bottles and kegs – like Mirror Mirror and Black Butte XXVI will make appearances.
Deschutes partnered with Premium Distributors of Virginia and Premium Distributors of Washington DC, both part of the Reyes Beverage Group.