Mims Distributing Company Announces Release Of Anchor Brewing’s Pacific Siren Series


RALEIGH, N.C. – Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has announced the release of two beers in Anchor Brewing Company’s new Pacific Siren Series, Meyer Lemon Lager™ and Mango Wheat™. The series adds a refreshing, tropically aromatic twist to the renowned California brewery’s lineup of distinctive, hand-crafted beers.

“We’re excited to bring these two new beers from the West Coast all the way east to North Carolina,” said Robert Yackley, region Vice President of Sales for East for Anchor Brewing. “Just in time for the arrival of spring, I think the passionate craft beer population in the state will really enjoy these refreshing golden ales.”

Inspired by California-grown Meyer Lemons, Meyer Lemon Lager (4.5% ABV) was created to showcase this extraordinary fruit, which is sweeter than regular lemons and has a zestier, spicy rind. The beer is brewed with Meyer lemon juice, dried lemon peels and California Cluster hops. It’s then cellared on dried Meyer lemon peels and Lemondrop hops, yielding a bright, full-flavored and complex beer. Another nod to its home state, the distinctive design of the beer’s can depicts a mythic siren that was inspired by a 75-year-old California fruit-crate label.

“Anchor Brewing Company is known for introducing high-quality, inventive beers, and these two in its Pacific Siren Series are no exception,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing Company. “The special brews pair perfectly with warm, spring weather, and I know they’ll find a receptive audience among the hop heads in the Triangle. I’m already looking forward to what Anchor unveils next.”

The second release in Anchor’s Pacific Siren Series, Mango Wheat, delivers bright, fragrant aromatics in a light, effervescent ale. Made with a blend of 2-Row Pale and Wheat Malt, and Cascade and Golding hops, Mango Wheat is a tropical wheat beer that gushes with flavor and aroma, just like slicing into a ripe mango.

Along with Anchor’s Meyer Lemon Lager, Mango Wheat will be available year-round in 12 oz. cans beginning March 2016.


Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers MillerCoors brands; a wide selection of popular craft beers, including Ballast Point, Coronado, DuClaw, Foothills and Sierra Nevada; and an expanding world-class wine portfolio, including Palazzo, Keever Vineyards, Hourglass, and Arkenstone. These beverage experts also produce “Tales from the Cask,” an award-winning craft beer podcast. In addition to industry excellence, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits annually. For its dedication to beer, sustainability and its local community, Beverage World magazine recognized Mims Distributing as the 2015 Beer Wholesaler Of The Year. “Tales From The Cask” was also named one of the top beer podcasts in the U.S. by the North American Guild of Beer Writers in both 2014 and 2015. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://mimsdistributing.com.


Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush making it one of America’s oldest breweries. Its Anchor Steam® Beer is San Francisco’s original since 1896. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the struggling brewery at a time when mass production of beer dominated and seemed unstoppable. Maytag started a revolution in beer that originated today’s craft beer movement. An undisputed icon, Anchor is America’s first craft brewery where beers are handmade in our traditional copper brewhouse from an all-malt mash. At Anchor, we practice the time-honored art of classical brewing, employing state-of-the-art methods to ensure that our beers are always pure and fresh. We know of no brewery in the world that matches our efforts to combine traditional, natural brewing with such carefully applied, modern methods of sanitation, finishing, packaging and transporting. See what we are brewing today at www.anchorbrewing.com.