A new year brings new opportunity as New Belgium Brewing finalizes craft beer distribution in all 50 states. Currently sold throughout the US with the exception of Oklahoma and the upper northeast, New Belgium will open Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Oklahoma in the first half of 2017. With a second brewery in Asheville, NC. coming online in 2016, New Belgium has capacity to finally lock in the national footprint.
“It feels great to lock in these final states for distribution,” said New Belgium’s Northeast and Canada Sales Director, Rich Rush. “We have always taken a very measured approach to growth and that model has served us well. That said, it’s immensely fulfilling to know that we’ll be a fully national brand with distribution in all 50 states this year.”
New Belgium is partnering with the following distributors for remaining markets:
Vermont: (March 20)
Baker Distributing Corporation (M/C)
New Hampshire (March 20)
Clark Distributors (AB)
White Mountain Distributors (AB)
New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. (AB)
Bellavance Beverage Company, Inc. (AB)
Maine (April 24)
Pine State Trading Co. (M/C)
National Distributors, Inc. (AB)
Oklahoma (Feb 6)
Capital Distributing (M/C)
Hitchcock Distributing Inc. (M/C)
Glazers Beer and Beverage (M/C)
Jett Distributing Company (M/C)
LDF Sales and Distributing Co. (M/C)
Pope Distributing Company (M/C)
Southwest Sales Inc. (Coors)
Oklahoma Beer Imports
Only Oklahoma Beer Imports will handle full strength New Belgium beer for sale in independent liquor stores while all other wholesalers will distribute 3.2% abv Fat Tire through grocery channels.
New Belgium will enter each market with a mix of year round, seasonal release and specialty beers in all draft, bottles and canned formats.
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews fourteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Citradelic Lime Ale, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, 8 Hop Pale Ale, Dayblazer Easydrinking Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Ale, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale.