SAN DIEGO – AleSmith Brewing Company, a 20-year-old, award-winning San Diego craft brewery, signed with Clear River Beverage Company to distribute in Minnesota. In Virginia, AleSmith contracted with Specialty Beverage.
“Minnesota is my home state and I am thrilled to be sharing our finest craft beers with my fellow Minnesotans,” said AleSmith owner and CEO Peter Zien. “And Virginia has developed a reputation as an east coast mecca for great brewers, making it a wonderful place to sell our award-winning beers. We couldn’t ask for better distribution partners in these states.”
Clear River Beverage Company says although there are many breweries across the country producing good craft beer, there are some breweries that consistently create extraordinary brands.
“One such exceptional brewery is San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Company, which under the guidance of Peter and Vicky Zien is proudly celebrating 20 years of making world-class beers,” said Clear River Beverage Company President and GM Bill Huth. “It’s an honor to be selected as AleSmith’s distributor and to introduce their quality beers to Minnesota. We look forward to sharing AleSmith’s outstanding craft beers at our favorite bars, restaurants and liquor stores.”
Specialty Beverage in Virginia says it is proud to partner with such a respected brand in the industry.
“Specialty Beverage is excited and proud to partner with such a revered brewery,” said Specialty Beverage General Manager Robb Macdonald. “As AleSmith celebrates its 20thanniversary, we look forward to working hand-in-hand over the next 20 years and beyond.”
Since 1995, AleSmith Brewing Company has been handcrafting European-inspired beer in the heart of San Diego. Characterized by quality craftsmanship, AleSmith’s award-winning classics include Speedway Stout, Wee Heavy, Olde Ale, and the .394 Pale Ale. To celebrate its 20th year in production, AleSmith will open a 105,500 square foot state-of-the-art brewery, featuring a new 80-barrel brew system and larger tasting room. www.alesmith.com