BEND, Ore. - Deschutes Brewery announced Tuesday that its craft beers will be available in Ohio and Kentucky, starting on Jan. 24.
The Bend-based brewery will be working with Heidelberg Distributing Company's Rampant Brands Division, which focuses exclusively on the distribution, education and sale of craft beer. Rampant serves Ohio's 88 counties as well as all retailers in the wet counties of Kentucky.
Stacy Denbow, expansion manager for the brewery, said, "With 11 million future fans and more than 22,000 licensed retail accounts, we knew moving into Ohio would be a huge undertaking. Partnership with an expert company like Heidelberg's Rampant Division gave us a great opportunity to launch in Ohio, as well as extending into the great Commonwealth of Kentucky."
From January 24-February 6, Deschutes Brewery will be traveling to cities around Ohio and in the Louisville area of Kentucky for special tastings and other events.
Initially, Deschutes Brewery will be offering Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, the nation's No. 1-selling craft porter, Inversion IPA, and its spring seasonal, Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale. The beers will be available in six-packs and draft.
Earlier this year, Deschutes Brewery completed an expansion at its main facility in Bend, with a total of 10 new 1,300-barrel fermentation tanks. When all the new tanks are utilized, the brewery will have the capacity to brew more than 460,000 barrels annually to fill demand in its expanding distribution footprint.
About Deschutes Brewery
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Deschutes Brewery began as a brew pub in downtown Bend, Oregon and is known for such brands as Black Butte Porter, its flagship brew and the nation's number one selling craft porter, and the popular Mirror Pond Pale Ale. In addition to its original Bend pub, this family and employee-owned brewery opened a second pub in Portland's Pearl District in 2008. The company's main brewing facility is located on the banks of the Deschutes River and produces over 250,000 barrels of beer annually for distribution in 21 states and two provinces. Deschutes Brewery was named one of America's Best Places to Work in 2013 by Outside Magazine. To find out more, visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com
About Heidelberg Distributing Company's Rampant Brands
Rampant Brands is a Heidelberg sales and marketing division focused exclusively on the distribution, education, and sale of Craft Beers. With a presence in all eight Heidelberg markets, Rampant sales professionals not only call on accounts in every major city, but also educate the entire beer sales force on new products and trends so its brands can reach every corner of the Heidelberg footprint. Visit RampantBrands.com