PASO ROBLES, Calif. — Since Silva Brewing’s inception, getting a taste of its critically acclaimed beers meant venturing to its tasting room in Paso Robles, Calif., or to neighboring bars and restaurants in San Luis Obispo County. That will change this month care of a partnership with California-based Stone Distributing Co., which will utilize its manpower and expertise to shuttle Silva Brewing beers to areas of the Central Coast south of SLO County, starting with an immediate, concentrated focus on Santa Barbara County.
“We’ve received an abundance of inquiries from our fans asking when our beer will be available in Santa Barbara, and we’re excited to announce that day has arrived,” says Silva Brewing co-founder and head of operations Mary Jo Silva. Initially, this will include four beers from Silva Brewing’s year-round core offerings: Paso Pale Ale, 1st Gold German-style Kolsch, Nut Farm Walnut Milk Stout and Hop Maniac Classic West Coast-style IPA.
In addition to Santa Barbara County, Stone Distributing Co. will make occasional deliveries to retail accounts in Southern California. Additionally, Silva Brewing will continue its partnership with Central Coast Distributing to distribute its entire draft-beer line-up throughout SLO County and northern Santa Barbara County.
“I’m super stoked that Stone Distributing has taken us on as a supplier partner. I feel like we’re part of the family now and I know they’ll do a great job for us in the Central Coast and, eventually, in Southern California,” says co-owner and brewmaster Chuck Silva. “We expect this added distribution will take our existing facility to a maximum capacity of 1,200 barrels in 2018.”
In 2017, Silva Brewing’s first full year in operation, the company produced 600 barrels, releasing a dozen diverse beers. In doing so, Silva established a reputation for exceptional quality along with strong regional followings, not only in Paso Robles, but south in San Diego County. That is where Silva honed and perfected his skills for a decade as brewmaster for Green Flash Brewing Co., the country’s 37th largest craft-brewing interest. That is also the home-base for Stone Distributing Co., an offshoot of the country’s ninth largest craft-beer operation, Stone Brewing. Like the vast majority of consumers, Stone’s leadership appreciates Silva’s long and illustrious track record and is enthusiastic about a mutually beneficial partnership forged by industry veterans.
ABOUT SILVA BREWING
In 2015, husband-and-wife team, Chuck and Mary Jo Silva moved to Paso Robles, California, to open their passion project, Silva Brewing. It was a homecoming for Chuck, who was born and raised on the Central Coast before relocating to San Diego and subsequently making a name as one of the region’s—and the country’s—foremost brewing innovators. After amassing numerous awards on a regional, national and global scale as the brewmaster for Green Flash Brewing Co., he decided to downsize for the purpose of chasing his muse on a personal, much smaller scale back home. Silva Brewing is equipped with a 10-barrel direct-fire brewhouse manufactured by Premier Stainless Systems, 100-barrels’ worth of cellar capacity, and a tasting room outfitted with 10 taps serving beer for consumption on-site and to-go, Wednesday through Sunday. The company’s annual production capacity is 1,200 barrels, and its beers are distributed to distinguished hospitality venues throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. For more information on Silva Brewing, consult the company’s website—silvabrewing.com—or follow Chuck and MJ on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@SilvaBrewing).
ABOUT STONE DISTRIBUTING CO
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1998, Stone Distributing Co. is California’s largest distributor of independent craft beers and specialty beverages. The company represents 38 brands and services the largest beer market in the U.S., comprised of 40,000 square miles within all of Southern California. The company’s fleet of 100 refrigerated trucks is completely biodiesel-powered and all drivers are Cicerone and Draft Technician certified. Stone Distributing Co. is a division of Stone Brewing and exists to show Southern California that independent craft beer matters. For more information, please visit stonedistributing.com.