Firestone Walker has added Minnesota distribution this month. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Artisan Beer Company.
Matt Brynildson, the brewmaster for the Paso Robles, California based brewery hails from Minnesota, making this launch extra special.
“It’s hard to describe how great it feels to finally be able to send our beers into my home State of Minnesota! For the first time since becoming the brewmaster at Firestone Walker 17 years ago, the beers that I helped to create will be available in my family’s restaurant in Litchfield. The long wait is finally over and I can’t wait to get back and have a pint of our beer with my dad.” – Matt Brynildson
Launch beers include Firestone Lager, Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, Pivo Pils, Union Jack, and the latest in the Luponic Distortion Series.
Firestone Walker was founded in 1996. With the addition of Minnesota, the brewery’s lineup can be found in 33 states.
Boulevard Brewing will be available in Nevada in early April. The brewery has inked a distribution deal with Breakthru Beverage Nevada.
“Las Vegas is a market we’ve eyed for some time. We’re excited about our partnership with Breakthru Beverage, and eager to bring our beers to the Battle Born State.” -Bobby Dykstra, vice president of Boulevard sales
Boulevard fans can expect Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Tropical Pale Ale, along with a variety of seasonal and limited releases. Launch events will be announced soon through the brewery’s social media channels.
Nevada brings the brewery’s distribution footprint to 40 states and the District of Columbia.
Milton, Delaware based Dogfish Head Craft Brewery adds Nebraska distribution this month.
The Johnson Brothers Liquor Company has been selected bring Dogfish Head’s lineup to the state, which is the 39th state in their distribution footprint, (plus Washington D.C.).
“We’re excited to ship our innovative beers to Dogfish fans in Nebraska and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers, retailers, and distributor partners in the state. We have our canning and bottling lines pumping out a ton of beer and enough brewing capacity to ensure we can keep retailers well stocked with our well-differentiated family of beers for years to come.” – Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Dogfish Head fans in Nebraska can expect 90 Minute IPA, Namaste White, Indian Brown, 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Lupu-Luau IPA, Flesh & Blood IPA, Palo Santo Marron, Burton Baton, Midas Touch and a plethora of seasonal releases.
Odell Brewing is adding Nevada distribution with the assistance of Breakthru Beverage.
Nevada is the 16th distribution state in the brewery’s footprint. Breakthru Beverage distributes Odell Brewing in Colorado and launched the brewery’s lineup in Illinois in 2017.
“Nevada is a state on the rise, and they have a culture all their own. With a growing population and economy, it’s made up of so much more than the strip. We knew it was the right place for us to bring our family of brands.” – Ryan Bogart, Regional Sales Manager
Odell Brewing will launch cans and draft of its flagship 90 Shilling, IPA, Drumroll APA, Rupture Fresh Grind Ale, along with seasonal offerings like Tree Shaker Peach IPA and Wolf Picker Pale Ale. The brewery’s specialty Cellar Series beers like Friek, a Raspberry & Cherry Sour Ale, and Bull Proof Bourbon Barrel Stout will also be available.
Indianapolis, Indiana’s Sun King Brewery will start distributing to Chicago, Illinois in August. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Lakeshore Beverage.
Thanks to Sun King’s $2 million dollar expansion to their downtown Indy production facility, has helped the brewery no only meet the demands of their home state, but look beyond their borders. Seeing the fan demand in Chicago, the Windy City is the next logical step.
“For the past eight years, Sun King has been making great beer with the goal of becoming Indiana’s beer. We haven’t sold our beer outside of the state due to constraints caused by our own capacity and restrictions that were in place because of antiquated state laws. Having worked to increase Indiana’s barrelage limitations and increase Sun King’s capacity to make more beer, we’re now in a position to not only meet the demands of Hoosiers throughout the state, but are also to share our beer in other markets where craft beer enthusiasts want to enjoy it.Chicago is one of those places, and we’re excited to begin distributing there in August.” – Clay Robinson, co-owner of Sun King Brewery.
Chicago can expect Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish Ale, Osiris Pale Ale, seasonal beers like Pachanga, Fistful of Hops, Oktoberfest a rotating IPA series, and the brewery’s Reserve beers starting in August.
Sun King Brewery opened their doors in 2009.
Bell’s Brewery will be available in New Mexico starting in September. The brewery has signed distribution deals with companies in the state.
Premier Distributing Company and L&F Distributors will cover the Land of Enchantment. Bell’s will be bringing their entire year-round portfolio at launch, plus current seasonals.
“We are very excited to welcome two new additions to the Bell’s extended family. Both share our same standards of quality and customer service that our customers expect and deserve. We are all looking forward to launching there later this year.” – Laura Bell, CEO Bell’s Brewery.
New Mexico is Bell’s 32nd state of distribution.
Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing its expanding their Georgia coverage with the addition of Atlanta. The brewery is distributing through Georgia Crown.
Hi-Wire has already been shipping their lineup to Athens, Augusta and Savannah. As the heat rolls in, Hi-Wire has decided it’s time to head for the ATL.
“the opportunity to roll out into a major metropolitan area like Atlanta doesn’t come along too often. Hi-Wire will certainly see an incredible boost in its overall sales, but I believe the increased exposure from having a larger and more targeted audience, is the bigger piece of the puzzle.” – Chris Lutkowski, Director of Hi-Wire Sales
The brewery’s entire portfolio including year-round offerings, seasonals and wild and sour beers will be available starting in June.
Hi-Wire Brewing currently distributes to North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio.
If you go:
Monday, June 5, 6pm | Launch Party – Argosy (Argosy (470 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta)
Tuesday, June 6. 6:30pm | Beer Geek Tuesday – Cypress Street Pint & Plate (817 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta)
Wednesday, June 7
4pm | Tap Takeover – My Friend’s Growler Shop (415 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta)
5pm | Tap Takeover – My Parent’s Basement (22 N. Avondale Rd. Avondale Estates)
Thursday, June 8
4pm | Tap Takeover – Ale Yeah! (906 W. College Ave, Decatur)
6pm | Tap Takeover – Republic Social House (437-C Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta)
Saturday, June 10, 11am | Tap Takeover – The Beer Growler (38A N. Avondale Rd. Avondale Estates)