Florida-based Cigar City Brewing continues to expand its distribution footprint, post-Oskar Blues partnership, this time sending its beers to the competitive Chicago metro area. CCB has partnered with Windy City Distributing to distribute its portfolio of ales and lagers, including the award-winning Jai Alai IPA.
One of the fastest growing brands in the country, CCB boasts the best selling craft six-pack can through national IRI reporting in Jai Alai IPA with other year-round and seasonal offerings complementing. National and international awards and accolades have garnered attention for the brewery since their inception in 2009.
Looking to build on the strong relationship between Windy City Distributing and their CANarchy portfolio-mates Oskar Blues Brewery and Perrin Brewing, Cigar City Brewing enters the Chicagoland market poised for strong and sustained growth following their launch.
“Windy City Distributing has had a tremendous relationship with Oskar Blues Brewing for the past 6 years,” says Windy City Distributing President Bob Collins. “We are thrilled to be taking this next step with our supplier partner by bringing Cigar City Brewing and their award winning beers to Chicagoland. We’ve been courting the Cigar City Brewing team since 2013 because the Chicagoland consumers have been clamoring for the beer. Well, the wait is over and we are so very proud to be representing this incredible brewery.”
Kegs and 12 ounce cans of Jai Alai IPA, Invasion Tropical Pale Ale and their newest year-round offering Guayabera Citra Pale Ale will be available throughout Chicagoland beginning on Feb. 19.