Two New Breweries Distributing to Cincinnati Market
Ohio continues to be a hot spot for regional and national breweries to expand their distribution footprint. We will next see San Diego, CA’s Alpine Beer Company and Douglas, MI’s Saugatuck Brewing Company get rolled out to the Cincinnati area in the coming weeks by Premium Beverage Supply.
Alpine Beer Co.
It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that Alpine hits our market after Green Flash acquired the well-regarded brewery this past fall. Green Flash has been in the area for a long time now. Alpine is very well known for their generously hopped west-coast style IPAs and sour beers.
Their packaged beers all come in large-format bottles (mostly bombers) but we will initially see it mostly in draft form. We may see more bottles make their way to the area once Green Flash’s Virginia Beach brewery opens up in 2016. I’ve had a couple of their beers in the past and I’m really looking forward to their offering.
Saugatuck Brewing Co.
This Western Michigan-based brewery has been brewing since 2005 and has continued to steadily expand their operation over the past 10 years. They have a number of standard, seasonal, and barrel aged beers available in bottles. One of their more interesting beers is their Neapolitan Milk Stout – a chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry stout crafted after the famous ice cream.
Keep your eyes peeled for some launch events for these breweries in the coming weeks.