Hopworks Urban Brewery Expands Partnership with Columbia Distributing

Portland, OR – Hopworks Urban Brewery and Columbia Distributing expanded their relationship today by adding a majority of Washington markets to their distribution footprint. Hopworks and Columbia first joined forces in Oregon on July 1, 2012.

“We love what Columbia has done to promote and grow our organic beer distribution in Oregon,” said Christian Ettinger, Hopworks brewmaster and owner.  “The next logical step was to align our distribution in most of Washington with Columbia to improve the quality and efficiency of the process.  Their ability to ship daily and store cold means that our Washington customers get the best beer experience possible.”

“Columbia is very excited to expand the strong relationship and incredible success our team has built with Hopworks Urban Brewery in Oregon.  We are so delighted by the opportunity to now sell, distribute and build these world-class brands in our Washington markets,” stated Chris Steffanci, Columbia Distributing President-Washington State.

The Washington market was previously served by Click Distributing since June 2010 and Stein Distributing continues to sell Hopworks organic beer in the SW Washington region.

About Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery offers an assortment of award-winning, world-class beer made from organic malts and hops sourced largely in the Northwest. The company’s 20-barrel brewery produces 11,000 barrels of beer a year for HUB’s two brewpubs and for distribution in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Hopworks incorporates a range of sustainable practices in its operation and makes every effort to protect “our” future with a thoughtful alternative.  For more information, please visit Hopworks online at www.HopworksBeer.com or follow on Twitter @HopworksBeer.

About Columbia Distributing

Columbia Distributing is one of the nation’s largest beverage wholesalers. Our success is based on the fact that we never lose sight of delivering what are really important—quality products, timely service, and a genuine concern for our customers’ needs.  Columbia Distributing has over 2,600 employees and operates out of nine primary distribution facilities throughout Oregon and Washington.  For more information, please visit Columbia Distributing online at www.coldist.com.