Fireman’s Brew Expands to Kansas

LOS ANGELES — Fireman’s Brew, a Los Angeles-based craft beer company founded by two firefighters, today announced a partnership with Standard Beverage to distribute its award-winning beers throughout Kansas. Now, craft beer lovers across the “Jayhawker” state will be able to enjoy Fireman’s Brew handcrafted beers at their favorite on-premise or off-premise locations. Kansas marks the thirteenth state that this rapidly growing craft beer brand has expanded into since 2012. Fireman’s Brew is now available in its home state of California along with Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Virginia, Rhode Island, New York and Hawaii.

“We are thrilled to team up with Standard Beverage for our debut in the great state of Kansas,” said Rob Nowaczyk, founder of Fireman’s Brew. “With the addition of Kansas, we’re continuing towards our goal of developing Fireman’s Brew into a national brand.”

Roger Baer, CEO of Fireman’s Brew added, “We’re excited for the opportunity to partner with Kansas’ leading full-line distributors to launch Fireman’s Brew, and look forward to working closely with everyone at Standard Beverage to build the brand throughout the market.”

Already one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in its home state of California, Fireman’s Brew newly expanded distribution network provides an opportunity for the company to reach thousands of on-premise and retail outlets throughout Kansas. Through the agreement, Standard Beverage will distribute Fireman’s Brew signature beers in 12-ounce bottle six-packs, twelve-pack samplers and kegs including:

´éº Fireman’s Brew: Blonde (Pilsner-style Lager; 5% ABV)
´éº Fireman’s Brew: Brunette (German-style Doublebock; 8% ABV) ´éº Fireman’s Brew: Redhead (Amber Ale; 5.5% ABV)

“We at Standard Beverage are looking forward to launching Fireman’s Brew into Kansas,” commented Tyler Fayard, Director of Premium Beer Division at Standard Beverage. “With their three award-winning beers, inspirational brand story and firefighter community tie-in, Fireman’s Brew is a great fit for our growing craft beer portfolio.”

Conceived by two Los Angeles-based firefighters after extinguishing a brushfire in the local mountains, Fireman’s Brew grew out of their vision to create a premium line of handcrafted ales and lagers that would quench their thirsts after an exhausting day on the firelines. Fireman’s Brew collection of micro- brewed beers are created using only the finest of all-natural ingredients to deliver bold, full-flavored, traditional tastes and easy drinking refreshment. In addition, the company is committed to giving back to the firefighter community upon which it was founded by donating a portion of company proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation — the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to honoring fallen firefighters and providing assistance to their surviving families.

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About Fireman’s Brew:

Extinguish Your Thirst! with Fireman’s Brew, a premium line of micro-brewed beers created by two Los Angeles-based firefighters. Based in Canoga Park, Calif., Fireman’s Brew has quickly become one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in California and beyond. Created using only the finest of all-natural ingredients, Fireman’s Brew offers a selection of three microbrewed beers for off-duty refreshment. Originally created by firefighters for firefighters, Fireman’s Brew is committed to giving back to the firefighter community and donates a portion of its proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg, Md.

About Standard Beverage:

Proudly serving Kansas retailers since it’s founding in 1949, Standard Beverage has grown to become the states leading full-line distributors of wine, spirits and beer. Committed to developing quality partnerships with its customers and suppliers, Standard Beverage’s knowledgeable staff has developed a well-earned reputation for launching and growing new brands throughout the market.