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AlaBev Welcomes New Craft Brewery to Alabama

AlaBev Welcomes New Craft Brewery to Alabama

Florence, Ala.Bluewater Brewing Company is the newest craft brewery to open its doors in Alabama. The brewery is located in Florence, Alabama and begins distribution this week. Bluewater has partnered with Alabama’s premier craft distributor, AlaBev, to ensure its product is served to prime locations in Florence and north Alabama.

“There is always a high level of anticipation and excitement when a new brewery opens,” stated Harry Kampakis, owner of AlaBev. “Alabama has become a haven for craft breweries and we are glad to see the market continue to expand throughout the state. Bluewater Brewing Company is a testament to the caliber of craft beers being brewed right here in Alabama.”

Arron Hannah and Patricia Wilkens founded the brewery with the goal of bringing quality craft beer to Florence and north Alabama. Hannah and Wilkens have a passion for craft beer they hope to share with their community. The newly released brew from Bluewater is a 6.2 percent ABV medium bodied American Brown Ale with notes of chocolate and caramel. The beer is hopped with Willamette hops that are prevalent, but not overbearing.

The first batch of draft beer from Bluewater is now available. It can be found in Florence at Southern Package, Doozie, Wildwood Tavern and The Pie Factory.

For more information on Bluewater Brewing Company or AlaBev, please contact Matt Kilpatrick at 205-516-3122.


AlaBev was founded in 1907 in Birmingham, Ala. AlaBev currently distributes to the areas surrounding Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery. They distribute domestic beer, domestic craft and specialty beer, imported beer, organic beer, draught beer, flavored malt beverages and coolers, cider, wine, alcohol free beverages and specialty foods. AlaBev is currently the largest distributor of domestic craft and specialty beer within Alabama. For more information about AlaBev, please contact Matt Kilpatrick at or 205-516-3122 or visit


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