Arkansas will join 41 states, Washington, D.C., 14 countries and Puerto Rico, where Stone Brewing Co. beers are already distributed. Stone Brewing announced last week that starting on March 28 the San Diego-based company’s beers will be available in bars, restaurants and retailers throughout the entire state of Arkansas for the very first time.
As its wholesale partners in “The Natural State,” Arkansas Craft Distributors and O’Connor Distributing will distribute Stone’s bold, flavorful and often hop-centric beers. To appropriately celebrate the new market launch, fans are invited to attend events taking place from March 28 through April 1, featuring an impressive lineup of special-release beers and Stone representatives at each location.
“With so many fans asking for Stone to arrive, we’re excited to finally make our beers available in Arkansas,” said Stone VP of Sales Todd Karnig. “This is the first new state we’re launching in 2016, and with Stone Brewing – Richmond opening this year, even more fresh beer will be on its way nationwide.”
With the boost in production from Stone Brewing-Richmond, the company plans to distribute to all 50 states by the end of 2016. Stone will also launch five European countries as it prepares for the opening of Stone Brewing-Berlin this summer. All year-round Stone beers, as well as various limited and special releases, will be distributed in Arkansas, including:
- Stone IPA
- Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
- Stone Go To IPA
- Stone Delicious IPA
- Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
- Stone Smoked Porter
“We are thrilled to welcome Stone Brewing to Arkansas,” said David Machen, Director of Operations for Arkansas Craft and O’Connor Distributing Alliance. “It’s both the company’s integrity and commitment to quality brewing and the culture of craft beer that make Stone a wonderful partner for us in our great state.”
For more information on the launch events beginning March 28, please visit StoneBrewing.com/Arkansas.