REDLANDS, Calif.. — Alongside the San Francisco Bay area distribution expansion, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, one of the top 100 brewers in the U.S., is making its craft beer available in Sacramento and Napa county areas starting the first week of February. The initial release will include Orange Wheat, Alt-Bier Ale, Chocolate Porter and Double IPA along with its Seasonal offerings and Local Fields Series.
In its latest Local Fields Series release, Vinaceous, Hangar 24 includes inspiration from California’s famed wineries and vineyards by brewing the English old ale with freshly crushed Mourvedre (red) wine grapes, which also boasts flavors of rich malt, brown sugar, dark berries and a touch of oak.
“As a California based craft brewery, Northern California is extremely important as we expand our distribution,” said Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook. “We are happy to be part of this area and we look forward to introducing Northern California’s rich palate to Hangar 24’s unique flavor offerings.”
The expansion into Northern California comes at the same time the craft brewer is adding availability to the San Francisco Bay Area, its largest distribution expansion to date. Hangar 24 also recently completed a physical expansion at its brewery that increased its annual production capacity and added a canning line, making it the first Southern California craft brewery to both can and bottle its beer.
Hangar 24 will be available throughout Sacramento, Napa, Solano, Sutter and parts of Yolo and Yuba counties. The craft brewer has plans to expand outside of California in the next few months.
About Hangar 24
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends. Owner and master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at Hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home. These days, the location where these fine beers are brewed has changed, but the quality time spent enjoying a delicious, handcrafted beer and conversation is the same as ever. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery employs more than 50 team members and its distribution is now spanned throughout Southern California with its addition of another company, Hangar 24 Craft Distribution. Its annual capacity now stands at approximately 40,000 and its Brewery and Distribution Center together employ nearly 100 people.