Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s first craft brewery, will begin distributing in Iowa this September. The brewery has partnered with local wholesaler Johnson Brothers of Iowa to enact statewide distribution.
Johnson Brothers already distributes Boulder beers in the neighboring state of Nebraska.
“We’ve had Iowa surrounded for a number of years and felt now is the right time to fill out that Midwest footprint as craft continues to gain traction in the Iowa market,” said Jeff Brown, president of Boulder Beer.
Boulder brews that will hit shelves in Iowa include year-round offerings Hazed & Infused Dry-Hopped Ale, Mojo India Pale Ale, Sweaty Betty Blonde Hefeweizen, Flashback Brown IPA and rotating seasonal and limited-edition brews.
The full press release is below.
BOULDER, Colo. — In September 2013, Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, will introduce their top brands to the Iowa market. The brewery has teamed up with highly respected local craft beer wholesaler Johnson Brothers of Iowa to handle statewide distribution of the Boulder brands.
Johnson Brothers also distributes the Boulder Beer brands in the neighboring state of Nebraska.
“We are thrilled and honored to partner with Boulder Beer, and introduce one of Colorado’s great craft breweries into the State of Iowa,” said Lyle Stutzman, President of Johnson Brothers. “Iowa has become a red-hot market for craft breweries and we are excited to help bring another amazing beer to our customers and to beer lovers across Iowa.”
These brands on the move from Boulder Beer Company include year round favorites Hazed & Infused Dry-Hopped Ale, Mojo India Pale Ale, Sweaty Betty Blonde Hefeweizen and Flashback Brown IPA, as well as rotating seasonal and limited-edition brews. With proven success in all of the neighboring Midwest states surrounding Iowa, the team at Boulder Beer Company is confident that their unique, high-quality ales will thrive in this market as well.
“We’ve had Iowa surrounded for a number of years and felt now is the right time to fill out that Midwest footprint as craft continues to gain traction in the Iowa market,” said Jeff Brown, President of Boulder Beer Company. “Teaming up with Johnson Brothers, our longtime distributor partners in Nebraska, is a perfect fit for us. Johnson Brothers has a solid craft portfolio with great relationships in the major craft accounts and grocers. We see a lot of opportunity for our beers in Iowa.”
Founded in 1979, Boulder Beer Company has been a pioneer in the craft brewing industry for 34 years. Their passion for innovation keeps their brand mix diverse, offering a taste for every palate. They currently package seven year-round beers, six rotating seasonals, and periodically release very limited-edition, small-batch brews throughout the year. Hazed & Infused is currently their top-selling beer.