The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery sold its first beer in August 2004 and has been growing steadily ever since. Founder Paul Philippon was happily pursuing a career teaching philosophy when the siren song of brewing beer, his hobby since 1987, could no longer be ignored. He went to work for a succession of three breweries until he felt his experience was sufficient to try to open a brewery himself. The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery was born.
The N.C.-based brewery will now make its portfolio of beers available in Florida with distribution partner Cavalier Distributing beginning Sept. 1. Cavalier will distribute draft and bottle versions of Duck-Rabbit’s award-winning beers including Milk Stout, Amber Ale, Brown Ale and Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale, Baltic Porter and Wee Heavy Scotch Ale.
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“Florida has been on our radar for quite some time now,” said Duck-Rabbit Founder Paul Philippon. “We’ve received loads of requests to send our beer to Florida, but we were determined to wait until we were confident that we could treat the state right. After a significant expansion of capacity here at the brewery, we decided the time was right and started visiting the market to talk with wholesalers and retailers. After several trips to different parts of Florida, it became quite clear that Cavalier was going to be a fantastic partner for The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery. We just couldn’t be more excited to start sending delicious North Carolina dark beer to Florida and to begin a partnership with Cavalier Distributing.”
Several events across the state are planned to celebrate the launch beginning Sept. 3 through Sept. 5.
Sept. 3 @7 p.m.
30 N Main St
Gainesville, FL 32601
Sept. 4 @6 p.m.
Boxelder Craft Beer Market
2825 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Sept. 5 @6p.m.
The Brass Tap Oldsmar
4011 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Established in 1992 by Founder/President George Fisher, Cavalier Distributing is one of the only distributors in the country with a portfolio that is exclusively American craft and imports. Cavalier operates 250,000 square feet of warehouse space dedicated to bringing great beer and spirits to increasingly discerning, appreciative and educated consumers in Ohio, Indiana and Florida.
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