Napa Smith Expands Distribution to Rhode Island


Napa, CA – Napa Smith Brewery announced that select styles of Napa Smith beers will be available in Rhode Island through a distribution partnership with Johnson Brothers as of last month.

The arrival of Napa Smith beers to RI includes the award-winning Golden Gate IPA, Hopageddon Imperial IPA, Amber Ale, Hop Java, Lost Dog Red Ale and Pilsner – offers Rhode Islanders access to recipes created by America’s most veteran craft brewer, Don Barkley. Under his guidance, the team at Napa Smith strives to create high quality, benchmark beer styles that consumers can experience at peak freshness with packaging that brings the history of California alive.

Keith Miranda, President of Johnson Brothers said, “we are extremely enthusiastic to have formed a partnership with the Napa Smith Brewery as one of our flag-ship brands.”

“We are very pleased about Napa Smith’s partnership with Johnson Brothers – a longstanding name in the beverage distribution industry,” said Robert S. Lipman, CEO and President of R.S. Lipman Company, the parent company of Napa Smith Brewery. “Napa Smith really is a winemaker’s beer; consumers in Rhode Island and beyond appreciate the authenticity of the brand.”

About R.S. Lipman Company

R.S. Lipman Company is a Nashville-based international supplier of wines, spirits, beers, and mixers. In 2011, R.S. Lipman began creating and acquiring brands to build a diverse beverage alcohol portfolio. The company’s portfolio now includes: Country Club Vodka (established in 1957), Lonely Cow Wines from New Zealand, Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beers, U.S. Veteran owned Heroes Vodka, Red Eye Bloody Mary Mixes, El Diamante del Cielo Tequilas, Old Hickory Great American Whiskeys, Hidden Jewel California Wines, Saturday Night Red Wine, Napa & Sonoma Smith Wines, and the Napa Smith Brewery collection of craft beers.

About Johnson Brothers

Since 1985, Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island has been distributing world-class wines, spirits, craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages to our retail and restaurant partners within “The Ocean State.” Our family-owned company prides itself on being a market leader with a primary focus and dedication to customer service. In a dynamic and ever-changing industry, Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island is committed to providing our customers with the best service, products and sales support in the industry.