New Belgium to Open West Virginia in Early 2016
Ft. Collins, Colo., September 24, 2015 – New Belgium Brewing is pleased to announce it will roll into West Virginia, Feb 15, 2016. West Virginia will be the brewery’s 41st state of distribution and will come online right as New Belgium activates added capacity with the opening of its new Asheville brewery. New Belgium is proud to partner with the following distributors:
- Capital Beverage Company (MC)
- Northern Eagle (ABI)
- Wine and Beverage Merchants of West Virginia (Coors)
- Eagle Distributing Company (ABI)
- The American Beer Company (ABI)
- Jefferson Distributing Company (ABI)
Initial offerings include: Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Slow Ride Session IPA, a new year-round offering, and Spring Seasonal. Draft, bottles and cans will all be available immediately. West Virginia’s craft beer scene has been growing steadily over the last few years.
“We’ve spent a lot of time in West Virginia this past year and there is definitely a strong, emerging craft scene there,” said New Belgium Divisional Sales Director, Rich Rush. “We’re excited to get to work and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers, retailers, and our distributor partners in West Virginia.”
ABOUT NEW BELGIUM BREWING New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of award-winning craft 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. New Belgium is also a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.
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