With exactly one zillion breweries operating across America, distribution news is always a steady constant in the CBB mailbox. Every week, we get announcements on new alliances, upcoming state expansions and even reductions from breweries growing and shrinking their distribution footprints. Here is some of that wholesaler news. Enjoy! If you have distribution news, send it to [email protected].
Good Dogg hard seltzers are now serving southern California
Good Dogg Beverage Co. recently announced an extensive distribution expansion into the southern California market. In a strategic alliance with the revered craft-only beer distributor, Brown Bag Beverage, headquartered in Chula Vista, California. Good Dogg is poised to unleash its celebrated line of premium hard seltzers upon the eager palates of San Diego and Riverside County residents, commencing this September 2023.
With an unwavering commitment to crafting beverages that marry exquisite flavors with health-conscious ingredients, Good Dogg is thrilled to embark on this new chapter following resounding success in the Northeast and Missouri. This expansion heralds the widening influence of the Leverage the Beverage program, which strives to provide crucial support to individuals in need through the benevolent power of service dogs.
Tony Venturoso, CEO and Founder of Good Dogg Beverage, said: “We can’t wait to introduce both our exceptional beverages and our altruistic mission to the California community. California places a premium on well-being and holds a special place in its heart for our four-legged friends, making it an ideal market for us. With Good Dogg, it’s not just about drinking well; it’s about doing good too!”
Good Dogg is forging a dynamic partnership with Brown Bag Beverage in southern California, uniting to promote awareness of their acclaimed products and broaden its reach to local retailers and consumers.
Good Dogg Beverage Co. stands as an award-winning beacon of purpose-driven excellence, committed to making a profound difference in the lives of others through its Leverage the Beverage program. Good Dogg donates a portion of every hard seltzer sale and 100 percent of merchandise profits to ensure that families in need have unhindered access to the life-changing support of service dogs. It’s more than a mission. It’s an unwavering commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of others.
In case you don’t know, these are Good Dogg’s Premium Hard Seltzer flavors — Orange Mango, Black Cherry, Cucumber Lime and Dragonfruit. These seltzers, with a mere 90 calories, 0 carbs, 0 sugar, and a 4.5% ABV, cater to diverse tastes and dietary preferences. Moreover, these products are vegan, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.
Resident Culture Brewing joins Bevana Partners
Resident Culture Brewing Co. has joined forces with Bevana Partners to sell its beer online through Bevana’s online store at shop.bevana.com/collection/resident-culture. The relationship will allow customers across the country to buy and enjoy popular beers such as Resident Culture’s flagship Hazy IPA, Lightning Drops and Right Time, “Probably America’s Most Premium Lager,” from the comfort of their own home.
“We’re thankful to have enthusiasts near and far and are excited to be able to get our beer into the hands of Resident Culture fans across the country who aren’t currently able to find products in their home markets,” said Chris Tropeano, Resident Culture Brewing cofounder and director of brewing operations.
Resident Culture has established itself as one of the preeminent breweries in the Southeast, with an award-winning portfolio of beers ranging from bright and daring sours, to bold and rich imperial stouts, to clean and crisp lagers. For fans in other parts of the country, however, accessing popular favorites such as Forever Alone or Country Kind of Silence has been difficult — if not impossible. Through the relationship with Bevana Partners, Resident Culture beer will be more accessible, as the regulatory wall between beer drinkers and breweries will be diminished.
Bevana Partners’ online store allows customers to have beer shipped directly to their homes in 42 states, not only from Resident Culture, but from a growing family of the nation’s top breweries.
“The best beer in the world is out there, and we want people to be able to enjoy it, no matter where it comes from,” explained Aaron MJ Gore, Bevana Partners’ business development officer. “Where you live shouldn’t keep you from exploring all that the world of beer has to offer. Bridging that gap is why we love what we do. Great beer for everyone, everywhere.”
Craft beer enthusiasts can find Resident Culture’s beers online through the Bevana Partners storefront or at the brewery’s three retail taprooms in Charlotte.
Bevana Partners is a platform that connects artisan beverage makers with eager customers that they would otherwise be unable to reach. We find the best brewers on the planet and focus on managing the logistics of how they get their beer into the hands and mouths of drinkers, so that they can focus on the quality and innovation that built the industry. Enjoy the best beers in the world, without limitations. Customers in 42 states can order all of their favorite beverages online at Shop.Bevana.com for delivery directly to their door. Free shipping is available on all orders over $65.
Hard kombuchas and teas: Luna Bay partners with Republic National Distributing for key distro (Texas to Illinois)
Female-founded beverage brand Luna Bay announced a partnership with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) — one of the largest national distributors of premium wine and spirits in the country. RNDC shares Luna Bay’s mission to make better-for-you beverages more accessible and their alliance further reinforces the tremendous runway in the hard kombucha and beyond beer segment. Together, RNDC and Luna Bay will expand Luna Bay’s distribution in key markets including Illinois, California and Texas, as well as launch in new states including Arizona and Washington.
“RNDC is known for their strong go to market strategies and ability to build brands in the marketplace. Aligning with a strong distribution partner is critical for young brands like ours, so we are thrilled to have RNDC on our side to help us reach our growth goals,” said Luna Bay CEO and Founder Bridget Connelly.
In a male-dominated industry, Luna Bay is led by an entirely female leadership team and is on a mission to make the beverage industry better by creating high-quality Yerba Mate tea-based drinks (hard kombuchas and hard teas) that are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and made with real ingredients. As a testament to Luna Bay’s commitment to sustainability and environmental initiatives, along with the brand’s founding mission to promote wellbeing, Luna Bay will continue its partnership with 1% For The Planet, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions, as its distribution continues to grow.
Luna Bay hard kombuchas and hard teas will be available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Craftwell Cocktails partners with Scout Distribution for distribution in Idaho
Craftwell Cocktails, a sister brand of 2 Towns Ciderhouse, recently announced distribution in the state of Idaho through its partnership with Scout Distribution. Rounding out the entire Pacific Northwest, Idaho is the fifth state, following Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and California, that the craft beverage producer will distribute its premium canned cocktails.
Launched in 2021, Craftwell Cocktails are a line of premium cocktails that has quickly grown to become the No. 1 ready-to-drink canned cocktail in the state of Oregon. Prioritizing taste above all else, the ready-to-drink Craftwell Cocktails are crafted in the Pacific Northwest with real fruit and carefully selected ingredients that lead to a refreshing and delicious taste.
Idaho retailers will now have access to the full lineup of craft canned cocktails as well as draft options in keg, including Strawberry Margarita, Blueberry Cosmo, Pineapple Margarita, Grapefruit Paloma, Peach Mojito and Hibiscus Lemonade. Packaged in ready-to-drink cans that are easily portable, Craftwell allows consumers to create a unique cocktail moment just about anywhere. Each cocktail is 10.5 percent ABV and available in 12-oz cans. Peach Mojito and Hibiscus Lemonade are available in keg on draft at select bars and restaurants around the state.
“We are excited to be partnering with Scout Distribution to extend our craft cocktails to the wonderful state of Idaho,” said Nels Jewell-Larsen, co-owner and vice president of business development for 2 Towns. “Idaho is a perfect fit with our PNW roots and pride.”
“We are excited to be partnering with Craftwell Cocktails to bring great tasting, canned and kegged cocktails to Idaho residents,” said Andrew Phillips, general manager, Scout Distribution. “The market for ready-to-drink craft cocktails in Idaho is exploding and we are pleased to meet this need with Craftwell Cocktails.”
Embodying the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, Craftwell ready-to-drink cocktails are crafted with the same care and expertise that made the 2 Towns Ciderhouse team leaders in using real fruit to create award-winning ciders. Real, fresh fruit produces real, fresh flavors available in original canned cocktails, top shelf bottles, draft only, and non-alcoholic versions. For more information please visit craftwellcocktails.com.