Juneau-based brewery will enter Ohio market in summer 2016
JUNEAU, Alaska (May 13, 2016) – Beer drinkers in the Buckeye state can soon start clearing room in their coolers for the new brew in town: Alaskan Beer. Alaskan Brewing Company is partnering with distributors around the state to bring award-winning beer from the Last Frontier to Ohio.
Alaskan Brewing anticipates that Columbus Distributing, Heidelberg Distributing, House of La Rose, Matesich Distributing and R.L. Lipton Distributing will soon provide Alaskan Beer to Ohio’s favorite watering holes and retailers from Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati and communities in between.
Consumers can expect to see flagship Alaskan Amber, invigorating Icy Bay IPA, specialty Hopothermia Double IPA and more on shelves and on tap by mid-summer.
Alaskan Brewing spent the better part of the past year investing heavily in infrastructure, and is now prepared to increase production to meet the needs of thirsty Ohioans, who have been requesting Alaskan for years. This is the first new market entrance for Alaskan Brewing since entering Michigan and South Dakota in 2014. Alaskan’s 18th state will also be its furthest east, about 3,000 miles from the wild landscape where it is brewed and packaged.
Alaskan Brewing Co. was founded in Juneau, Alaska, in 1986 by Marcy and Geoff Larson. Then 28, they solicited help from about 80 investors to form the country’s 67thindependent brewery at the time, the first since prohibition in Juneau. Though founded in 1986, its history reaches back to the Gold Rush Era, from which many recipes draw inspiration.