Athens, Georgia-based Creature Comforts is expanding distribution out of Georgia for the first time. Tropicalia IPA will be spending some time at the beach in Charleston, South Carolina starting in mid-May.
Creature has signed on with Lee Distributors, part of Reyes Beer Division, which is the largest beer distributor in the U.S. Six beers from the brewery’s year-round lineup, including Tropicália, Automatic, Athena, Tritonia, Bibo Pilsner and Cosmik Debris.
“This decision was a long time in the making. We’ve always been fans of Charleston’s hospitality and culinary scene, and since we already distribute to coastal Georgia, it felt like the right step as we begin distributing outside of Georgia for the first time.” – Creature Comforts CEO Chris Herron
Charleston and Hilton Head areas can expect the first tapping of Creature Comforts starting in mid-May. Launch events will be announced soon.
Creature Comforts turns 7 this year.
Asheville, North Carolina based Hi-Wire Brewing adds Indiana distribution this month. The brewery has signed with Craftroads Beverage.
Hi-Wire’s co-founder Chris Frosaker is a mid-westerner, who always had Indiana in his distribution plans.
As a craft only wholesaler, the partnership with Craftroads follows Hi-Wire’s last several market launches with statewide, independent wholesalers who only focus on high-end craft beer. In fact, the collaboration was born from great relationships formed between Hi-Wire and distributors in nearby states, which led Craftroads Beverage to start the conversation about branching out into Indiana. – Chris Frosaker
Beer drinkers in the Hoosier State will see Hi-Wire’s full lineup of flagships, seasonals, and specialty releases throughout the year.
The first shipment will hit shelves mid-October.
Fans of Yazoo Brewing in Georgia have been wondering when they would the brewery on shelves in the Peach State. Hell, we’ve been asking founder Linus Hall when that would be, and all he’s ever said is “soon.”
After 5+ years of “soon,” we now know when that is. March of 2020.
Yazoo has signed a distribution deal with Georgia Crown Distributing Co. The launch lineup includes Hefeweizen, Hopry Hazy IPA, and a Beer Street Journal favorite – Gerst Amber Ale.
Additionally, select beers from the Embrace the Funk, the brewery’s sour and wild series will appear throughout the year.
Yazoo Brewing opened its doors in 2003. After flourishing in Nashville’s “Gulch” area, the brewery recently moved to a new 6.5-acre campus just north of downtown.
Delaware based Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is entering North Dakota this month.
Beer fans in the Peace Garden State will enjoy flagship offerings 60 Minute IPA, Slightly Mighty, SeaQuench Ale and 90 Minute IPA, as well as seasonal releases The Perfect Disguise, Sun-Day-Feel, Punkin Ale, and Campfire Amplifier.
Specialty and one-off releases will appear throughout the year.
The Dogfish Head lineup will be distributed by Jerome Distributing, based in Bismark and Dickinson, North Dakota.
Image: Brewery founder Sam Calagione holds up the flag of North Dakota, via Dogfish Head.
Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing will be available in Nebraska starting in March. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Premier-Midwest Beverage Company.
Initially, fans in Cornhusker State can expect renown Milk Stout Nitro, Death Before Disco Porter, IPA, Juicy Goodness Dry Hopped Golden Ale, Sawtooth Amber Ale, and 25th Anniversary Imperial Stout (draft) in the Omaha, Lincoln, and Grand Island markets.
Nebraska is the 42nd state of distribution for Left Hand Brewing.
If you go:
3/6, 2pm, Beercade, 6104 Maple St.
3/7, 5pm, Library Pub, 5142 North 90th St.
3/9, 12pm, Krug Park, 6205 Maple St.
3/9, 5pm, Session Room, 812 N 14th St
3/11, 5pm, Jake’s Cigars & Spirits, 101 N 14th St.
3/13, 4pm, Pour Craft Beer & Spirits, 4400 S 70th St Ste 100
Atlanta based Monday Night Brewing is adding distribution to Memphis, Tennessee. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with A.S. Barbaro.
In 2018, the brewery added Chattanooga, Nashville, and Knoxville distribution and found a great fan reception.
“We were pleasantly surprised by the reaction we got in Tennessee when we expanded to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Knoxville last year. So we knew that we wanted to also come to Memphis and the rest of West Tennessee. But we also wanted to make sure that we could keep up with the demand of our other markets. After purchasing some new equipment and adding more staff, we’re confident we can handle the additional load.” – ” Monday Night Brewing CEO and co-founder Jeff Heck
Memphis drinkers can expect Monday Night’s core and seasonal releases starting in May 2019.
Marengo, Ohio based Hoof Hearted Brewing is now available in Atlanta, Georgia. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Savannah Distributing.
As of right now, only one beer is available in the city – Everybody Wants Some!!, the brewery’s Double IPA. Beer Street Journal is told that the first release is extremely limited- an estimate of about 20 cases.
Hoof Hearted Brewing was founded in 2011 and is known for releases like Konkey Dong Double IPA, Side Pipin’ India Farmhouse Ale, and Mom Jeans Double Milk Stout.
An email to Savannah Distributing was not immediately returned.