Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 10, 2013July 10, 2013
•San Diego’s Coronado Brewing Co. (CBC) is set to expand distribution in two states. The brewer has recently signed a deal with Marine View Beverage to launch its beers in parts of Washington state where it’s not already available, and beginning in August, CBC’s lineup of beers will be also available throughout the state of New York for the first time through Manhattan Beer Distributors. With the addition of the new markets, CBC’s footprint includes 13 states and six countries. They are also in the process of finding additional distribution partners to further expand, with a focus on Colorado and Texas, as well as select markets in states such as Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In other company news, CBC has hired Brandon Richards as national sales director, who joins the company after nine years in sales and marketing roles for the Craft Brew Alliance.
•The Richland Distilling Co. has partnered with Carter Distributing Co.’s wine and spirits division, Premium Brands, to launch its Richland rum brand in southeastern Tennessee. Richland rum will be available in select retail stores, bars and restaurants across Carter Distributing’s footprint beginning this month. The rum is produced in Richland, Georgia, and also has a presence across the state through partnerships with Eagle Rock Distributing Co., Atlanta Beverage, B&B Beverage Distributors and LaGrange Grocery.
•San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing is entering the Indiana market beginning July 15 through World Class Beer. Distribution in the state will begin with 10-15 on-premise draft accounts and about 200 off-premise accounts in the Indianapolis region. Green Flash also recently aligned its lineup of beers with Great Artisan Beverage for distribution across the Pacific Northwest. Green Flash is also available in Reno, Mississippi, Montana, Northern Louisiana and Wisconsin and is considering launches in Minnesota and Michigan in the fourth quarter of this year. The brewer produces Citra Session IPA, Imperial Red Rye, Saison Diego Ale, Trippel Ale and Palate Wrecker Hamilton’s Ale, among others.