One of Oregon’s finest craft brewing brands is streaming its beer products into three major East Coast hubs. Following the opening of full-time distribution to New York, Ninkasi Brewing Co., based in Eugene, Ore., will begin distribution to D.C., Maryland and Virginia starting October 2015. In partnership with craft beer wholesaler Sheehan Family Companies, the craft brewery looks forward to expanding its East Coast distribution to these new markets.
“This region has been a strong craft market out east for a long time, and it’s only getting stronger,” said Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi CEO and co-founder. “The opportunity to enter this craft-loving market with a great partner was a key influence on opening distribution full-time.”
Beginning this month, Ninkasi’s lineup of beers will be distributed year-round throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia facilitated by two Sheehan Family Companies distributors: Legends Ltd. Distributing (D.C. and Maryland) and Specialty Beverage of Virginia (Virginia).
“We look forward to a great partnership with Ninkasi in our Maryland and D.C. markets,” said Erin Tyler, Legends Limited general manager. “Ninkasi’s commitment to quality, innovation, community and culture are all things that we look for in a supplier partnership.”
“Specialty Beverage is excited and proud to partner with Ninkasi, a world class brewery,” explained Seth Berkowitz, Specialty Beverage sales manager. “We look forward to a bright future for both Ninkasi and Specialty Beverage.”