River North Expands Distribution to Kansas City

Denver, CO — River North Brewery has announced it will expand distribution into the Kansas City Metro area in September. By partnering with Central States Beverage Company, beer lovers on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri border will have the opportunity to enjoy River North’s acclaimed brews.

River North Founders Matt and Jessica Hess know Kansas City well. Jessica grew up in Missouri, Matt in Kansas.

“Kansas City is the perfect fit for our first expansion outside Colorado,” Jessica said. “Kansas and Missouri are where Matt and I met and discovered our passion for great beer, so it just made sense.”

Kansas City will receive all seven of River North’s year-round brews, including award-winners  River North White, Hoppenberg and J. Marie. In addition, the brewery will send limited amounts of its barrel-aged beers, the rarest and most sought-after bottles it releases.

“We could not be more excited to partner with River North Brewery in Kansas City,” Jordan Millam, Craft Beer Manager for Central States, said. “Matt and Jess craft interesting and challenging brews that the beer lovers in Kansas City are sure to appreciate.”

Central States will host an invite-only kickoff party September 15th. Watch its social media feeds for ticket giveaways. The first public tapping will be held at Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 West 135th St, Leawood, KS) at 6:30pm that evening. Distribution to stores starts September 16th.

With more events to follow that week, River North encourages fans to follow them on Twitter @rivernorthbrew and use #RNBinKC to meet up with them and share a beer with Brewmaster Matt Hess.

Since opening in February 2012, River North Brewery has garnered accolades for its style-bending brews, winning 17 medals in two and a half years from competitions across the country. Brewing in the RiNo district of Denver, River North focuses on yeast-centric beers with Belgian-style flair. Like the brewery on Facebook (facebook.com/rivernorthbrewery) or follow on Twitter/Instagram (@rivernorthbrew) for the latest insights.