Odell Brewing expands distribution to Minnesota

Fort Collins, CO. – On May 1st, 2010, Odell Brewing Company will begin distributing in the state of Minnesota. The brewery has partnered with Original Gravity, a central group of locally owned and operated distributors that are passionate about craft beer. The Original Gravity partners include Capital Beverage, Thorpe Distributing Company, and College City Beverage.

Odell Brewing will offer 90 Shilling, 5 Barrel Pale Ale, IPA, as well as its Seasonal and Single Serve beers to Minnesota beer fans primarily in and around the Twin Cities. Brewery representative Todd Ewing will relocate to the area to help with the launch and to develop the new market.

“I’m VERY happy to see [Odell Brewing] beers will be landing soon here in Minnesota,” said Jason Alvey, owner of The Four Firkins specialty beer store. “Some of our customers who travel to Colorado have brought [Odell] beers back here as gifts for us at the Firkins! They are always handed over with a sense of reverence and special occasion. We love them.”

Members of the brewery along with brewery founder, Doug Odell, will celebrate the move into Minnesota at several local launch parties on May 3, 2010. Please visit www.odellbrewing.com/minnesota for the details.

Our mission is simple; to make consistently great beer. Odell Brewing was named a “Best Company to Work For” in Colorado and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2009 Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival – silver medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, bronze medal for 90 Shilling. 2009 BrewNZ Awards – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, silver medal for 90 Shilling, and silver medal for IPA. 2009 Australian International Beer Awards – gold medal for IPA, gold medal for Extra Special Red, bronze medal for Isolation Ale, bronze medal for 90 Shilling, bronze medal for Cutthroat Porter. 2008 North American Beer Awards – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Double Pilsner, silver medal for Cutthroat Porter. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat, bronze medal for Extra Special Red. For more info, please visit www.odellbrewing.com.

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