Track 7 Brewing Co. signed its first distribution agreement with Markstein Beverage Co. of Sacramento, providing a single point of distribution for Sacramento, Solano, Eastern Yolo, Yuba, Sutter and Napa counties. Track 7 Brewing Co. will continue to self-distribute outside of these counties.
Track 7 Brewing Co. was established in 2011 and has grown from 340 barrels (bbls) of beer in its opening year to just under 1,200 bbls of beer in 2013. This distribution agreement marks an important milestone in Track 7′s strategic business plan and will allow it to focus on producing craft beer and manage its growth and capital reinvestment during 2014.
“Track 7 has grown considerably in the last several years. This distribution agreement is critical in order to maintain efficiencies in our delivery model and insure our customers get the freshest craft beer possible,” noted co-owner Ryan Graham.
“Track 7 brews a consistently quality product and will be a great addition to our craft beer portfolio. We are looking forward to working with them and pleased to be part of their future business plans,” stated Jim Janus, VP and general manager of Markstein Beverage Co. of Sacramento.
“Our distribution agreement with Markstein allows Track 7 to better focus on our core business, which is to handcraft the best beer possible,” stated Co-owner Geoff Scott. “In order to reach our goals as a production brewery, we need to focus on our growth and expanding our market share. This distribution agreement is the first step in our ability to reach those goals.”
The Markstein family tradition in beer distribution began in 1919.