Fireman’s Brew Begins Distributing to Missouri


LOS ANGELES – Fireman’s Brew, a Los Angeles-based craft beer company founded by two California firefighters, today announced a partnership with N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company, (“NHSDC”), Missouri Eagle L.L.C., and County Distributing, all three of which are Anheuser-Busch distributors, to distribute its award-winning beers throughout Missouri. Fireman’s Brew handcrafted beers will be available at The Show-Me State beer lovers’ favorite on-premise and off-premise locations.

“It’s an honor to partner with County Distributing, Missouri Eagle and N.H. Sheppers – three prestigious Anheuser-Busch distributors – to launch our award-winning Fireman’s Brew beers in Missouri,” explained Roger Baer, chief executive officer of Fireman’s Brew. “We’re looking forward to growing our footprint here in this important market, as well as continuing to expand across the nation.”

“Like all Americans, Missourian’s love their craft beer and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce them to our handcrafted ales and lagers,” explained Rob Nowaczyk, founder of Fireman’s Brew. “Our collection of micro-brewed Blonde, Brunette and Redhead beers are created using only the finest all-natural ingredients. Each brew is sure to satisfy beers lovers across The Show-Me State.”

“Our mission is to serve those that sell the greatest beers, which is why this new partnership was such an easy fit; the Fireman’s Brew story is not only wonderfully compelling and authentic but each of their craft beers are unique and are incredibly tasty,” said Joe Priesmeyer, NHSDC president. “We can’t wait to deliver this deliciousness to beer lovers all throughout the state of Missouri.”

In Missouri, Fireman’s Brew signature beers will be distributed in 12-ounce bottle six-packs, twelve-pack samplers and kegs including:

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

Rapidly expanding from coast-to-coast since 2012, Fireman’s Brew is currently available in:  California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Virginia, Michigan, Hawaii, West Virginia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Utah and now Missouri.

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 fire lines.

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 N.H. Scheppers Distriburing Co.:

N. H. Scheppers Distributing Company, founded in 1950 by Norb Scheppers, acquired the distribution rights to sell Anheuser-Busch products for Boone and Callaway Counties in 1952. Two years later, the territory was expanded to include Cole, Osage, most of Moniteau and a portion of Miller Counties. The company, with offices in Columbia and Jefferson City, recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary as a distributor of Anheuser-Busch products.

Following its mission to “Proudly Serve Those Who Sell The World’s Greatest Beers,” N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company (NHSDC) exemplifies what a service company should be through a commitment to customer service and a history of innovation.

From its humble beginnings as a one-person operation, N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company has grown into a multi-faceted operation with over 60 employees dedicated to serving our customers and the community. NHSDC has set the standard for beverage distribution in Mid-Missouri, operating 15 delivery routes, and warehouse facilities in Columbia and Jefferson City to ensure prompt delivery and consistent availability of the freshest beer in the industry for our customers.