SweetWater Brewing Co. is continuing its national expansion in 2015 with the announcement it will begin flowing in both the Lone Star State and the Old Line State next month. SweetWater — which opened five new states to distribution in 2014 — will be heading into both states starting in mid-February.
After plenty of local sampling and months of diligent planning, SweetWater proudly names Silver Eagle Distributing as its distributor covering the Houston and San Antonio metro area markets in Texas; Kelly Distributing covering Easton, Md.; Wantz Distributing covering Frederick, Md.; Guy Distributing covering Leonardtown, Md.; Mitchell Beverages covering Baltimore and Annapolis, Md.; Bob Hall Distributing covering College Park, Md.; and Eastern Shore Distributing covering Salisbury, Md.
With a newly-expanded production capacity, packaged beer conditioning process and climate-controlled warehouse, SweetWater is well positioned to expand its geographic reach while ensuring incredibly fresh beer in the market.
“Tapping into these great states is huge for us,” said SweetWater Founder and Big Kahuna, Freddy Bensch. “Kicking off 2015 by spreading out both north and the west with some tremendous distributor partners is amazing. Just a few years back we were doing everything we could to keep the beer flowing in our backyard, but now we are more than ready to bring our brews downstream. I can’t wait to raise a few coldies with some fine folks in both Texas and Maryland and check out the local fishing scenes!”
Online fans can wet their whistles too by following the brewery’s Texas and Maryland Facebook pages for a full list of launch festivities as well as details on how to enter SweetWater’s “Catch a Trout Tap” contest rewarding the first locals to spot the brewery’s iconic rainbow tap handles with free SweetWater Schwag.