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)
Kansas City, Missouri based Boulevard Brewing Co. is adding Tennessee distribution this month.
The brewery has signed distribution contracts with four wholesalers – Bounty Bev, Budweiser of Clarksville, Budweiser of Chattanooga, and Cherokee Distributing Company.
Drinkers in The Volunteer State can expect Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Ginger Lemon Radler, Bourbon Barrel Quad and Unfiltered Wheat Beer to hit the state first, followed by seasonal and limited releases.
With the addition of Tennessee, Boulevard beers are available in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing adds North Carolina distribution this month. The brewery has selected a handful of distributors to cover the state.
This distributor list includes: Skyland Distributing Co., United Beverages of North Carolina, R.H. Barringer Distributing Company, Long Beverage Inc., Carolina Distributing LLC, Healy Wholesale Co Inc., Atlantic Shores Distributors, Coastal Beverage Co. and City Beverage Co Inc.
Fans can expect 12 ounce cans of Jai Alai IPA, Maduro Brown Ale, Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale, Invasion Pale Ale and Tampa-style Lager. Draft will follow shortly after launch.
North Carolina brings the brewery’s distribution network to eight states, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee. The brewery also distributes to Denmark.
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.