YORK, PA — Ace Distributing, one of the leading craft beer wholesalers in the country, executed their 2nd Annual PhilanthroBeer Week from May 3rd – May 9th, gathering together the three tiers of the beer industry (brewery, wholesaler and retailer) for a week of events and community focused fundraising.
Ace Distributing was joined in its’ philanthropic efforts by twelve breweries and over eighty local bars, restaurants, bottle shops and beer distributors to campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Pennsylvania. Together, the beer community raised over $25,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Pennsylvania. Brewery Sponsors – Yards Brewing, Leinenkugel Brewing, Boston Beer Company, Ithaca Beer Company, Deschutes Brewery, Sprecher Brewery, Lagunitas Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Troegs Brewing, Great Lakes Brewing, Starr Hill Brewery & Straub Beer.
“For the second year in a row, we have seen an outstanding supportive community come together for a great cause,” said Nate Fochtman, vice president craft & business development, Ace Distributing. “The beer community has always been known for its’ philanthropic efforts. This was another stellar year to showcase those community partnerships and grow upon last year on impact.
PhilanthroBeer Week hosted over 100 fundraising events ranging from pint nights, beer dinners, community wellness walks, and even a screening of “Blood Sweat & Beer” documentary with exclusive directors Q&A.
About Ace Distributing:
Ace Distributing was founded in 1948 by Jimmie and Nick Spagnola, currently owned by Jeff Reeder and Tim Strickler since 1988. Throughout the years the company has expanded its distribution opportunities and portfolio of brands, spreading across six counties in South Central Pennsylvania and representing over sixty-four breweries from the United States and globally.
Ace Distributing has been recently recognized nationally for their market strategy with a 2014 & 2013 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year nomination by the Brewer’s Association & National Beer Wholesalers Association, as well as Beverage Trade Network’s “2014 Leading Craft Beer Distributors in the USA.”