The Adirondack Brewery announced its newest distribution partner, Clare Rose Inc., on Long Island, will be supplying both Nassau and Suffolk counties with its locally brewed New York State beer starting Sept. 23. The Adirondack Brewery, located in the Village of Lake George, currently has full distribution in 25 counties in New York, as far west as Syracuse, with self-distribution in the metro-New York area. Adding these two counties, in addition to the growth in existing territories, will put the Adirondack Brewery’s annual output to 10,000 barrels (bbls) by 2015.
Brewery owner John Carr was pragmatic regarding the expansion of his brand and decided to “jump on this opportunity with Clare Rose because of the enthusiasm, experience and drive of their craft beer sales staff and the focused concentration of the market they’re in.” He added, “We’re excited to join the other New York State breweries that they have done a great job building.”
“During the 15 years that we’ve been brewing, we have heard repeated requests from Long Island visitors for our beer to make it to ‘The Island,’” said sales and marketing manager Laura Stevens. “We are excited to bring a piece of the Adirondack’s to them.”
Clare Rose Inc. is a third generation business that has been owned and operated by the Rose family for 75 years, servicing Long Island, with locations in Melville and East Yaphank. They boast an 11 million case-per-year distributorship, with their leading suppliers being Anheuser-Busch InBev and Heineken USA. They also partner with three of the main Long Island craft breweries, as well as various regional breweries and carry an extensive portfolio.
Michael Pellicano, one of four craft beer specialists at Clare Rose Inc. said, “We can’t wait to get the ball rolling with Adirondack. The Clare Rose team of craft beer specialists are very excited to add a phenomenal local New York craft brewery to their portfolio.”