Being based in Cleveland, we’re totally geeked about SweetWater Brewing Co. coming to Ohio. On the heels of SweetWater’s recent announcement to launch distribution in the Buckeye State, the Southeastern craft brewery also announced the Columbus and Cleveland wholesaler assigned to distribute the beers locally throughout Northern and Central Ohio. Announcements on remaining Ohio markets still to be determined.
Through diligent planning and wholesaler assignments, SweetWater proudly named Superior Beverage Group to cover both the Columbus and Cleveland markets, which also entail Youngstown, Akron, Canton and surrounding areas. With their recently expanded production capacity, SweetWater’s current distribution footprint covers the Southeastern United States, including Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia and D.C.
SweetWater will bring its notoriously hoppy ales to the area starting with its flagship, 420 Extra Pale Ale, IPA, Blue and Take Two Pils on draft alongside bottles, cans and Tackle Box variety packs in off-premise grocery, package and bottle shops.
A crew from SweetWater will taste their way around the area with sampling celebrations and sponsored events kicking off the week of Oct. 6 in Columbus and the week of Oct. 13 for Cleveland, Canton, Akron, Youngstown and surrounding markets. For the full schedule and participating locations, visit SweetWater’s Facebook Page.
Online fans can wet their whistles too by following the brewery’s Ohio Facebook page for details on how to enter SweetWater’s “Catch a Trout Tap” contest rewarding the first locals to spot their tap handles with free SweetWater Schwag.