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New Belgium Brewing To Enter Rhode Island in June

New Belgium BrewingColorado’s New Belgium Brewing, one of the biggest breweries in the country have officially announced that they’ll be distributed in Rhode Island next month.

With 44 states already under their umbrella, Rhode Island being the 45th, it appears that they’re now targeting the New England area for their future expansions and this could very well be the first of a few of our states to get their products.

Please find their official statement below which also goes into detail about which one of their beers will made their way to the Ocean state:

(FORT COLLINS) – New Belgium Brewing will begin selling beer in Rhode Island on June 20, 2016, making the Ocean State its 45th state of distribution. With 500,000 barrels of additional capacity coming online from their new brewery in Asheville, NC, New Belgium will focus on building out its national footprint over the next two years. New Belgium is proud to partner with C &C Distributors, a Coors house covering the entire state.

“Rhode Island was a fun state to survey, and all the retailers and distributors we met there were great,” said New Belgium’s Northeast and Canada Division Sales Director, Rich Rush. “It’s a beautiful state with amazing coastline and we look forward to helping grow the craft scene there.”

Initial draft offerings will include Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Citradelic IPA, Heavy Melon Watermelon Lime Ale (seasonal), and La Folie Sour Brown. In 12-oz bottles consumers will find Fat Tire, Ranger, Citradelic, Heavy Melon, Rampant and Glutiny (gluten-reduced). Fat Tire and Citradelic cans will also be immediately available. Slow Ride Session IPA, 1554 Black Lager, and Lips of Faith beers will become available as of August, 2016.

No other states were mentioned in their announcement but it would not surprise us to see them tackle Massachusetts at some point in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates.

Two Roads Brewing & Mass Bev Alliance Sign Distribution Deal

Two Roads BrewingStratford, CT-based Two Roads Brewing Company have come to terms on an exclusive with the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance which is set to launch later this month, on April 28th.

The brewery already had a slight presence in the state through various events but had no distribution. They currently have five year-round offerings and another nine seasonal beers.

Two Road Brewing’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing stated that “we are really excited to work with the five distributors of the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance. We’ve known them and worked with them for a long time during our careers in the beer business. To us, they stand apart based upon their commitment and track record for brand building and their rich history distributing world class beers in the state. MBA has an exceptionally strong infrastructure in place to support its craft beer portfolio. With our retail sales team working alongside of their team, we are very optimistic about our brand’s success in Massachusetts.

The brewery itself has only been around since December of 2012 but has quickly risen into one of CT’s fastest growing ones and we look forward to seeing their beers hit the shelves in just 3 weeks.

Source: Beer Pulse

Wormtown Brewery To Expand, Start Canning

Wormtown Brewery logoWorcester-based Wormtown Brewery have just announced that they will be moving to a new location within about six months time and will be taking over a location which previously was an ice-cream shop over at 72 Shrewsbury Street. This is the results of consistent growth over the course of the last three years where they’ve been regularly selling out despite not distributing to the entire state yet. The move will enable them to triple their production capacity and will also enable them to give out tours and do growler fills, something that they aren’t able to do presently.

Furthermore, they will also start canning their beers, something that they’ve done a bit of since October. Considering that 95% of their current sales come from draft beers, canning will play a huge part in their growth strategy over the course of the next couple of years as they continue to expand. They’ve been partnering with Iron Heart Canning, a mobile canning service which will enable them to can up to 400 cases of beer and they’ve announced that their long-term goal will be to try and have six packs available in stores by 2015.

And more good news coming to their fans as they’re scheduling to release their newest beer, an American stout known as MassWhole Stout, which like all of their beers features local ingredients and, in this case, grains from Valley Malt in Hadley and hops from North Star Farms in Northfield. That beer should be arriving any day now and many look forward to yet another one of their creations.