DALLAS – The Andrews Distributing team is excited to announce a partnership with local craft brewery Armadillo Ale Works of Denton, Texas.
Armadillo Ale Works was founded in 2010 by Yianni Arestis and Bobby Mullins. In early 2011, the pair held a Kickstarter campaign to fund their plan to bring craft beer to Denton. After a successful campaign, they decided to create two all-natural, hand-crafted, Prohibition-inspired sodas to continue raising funds. In March of 2013, Armadillo launched their first beer, Quakertown Imperial Oatmeal Stout, followed by their Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale shortly after. The following year, the team released Brunch Money Imperial Golden Stout and WunderMelon Watermelon Kolsch.
The Armadillo Ale Works team quickly gained a strong local following as Denton’s original craft brewery. The brewery won their first award in 2014 when they received the prestigious Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival for Quakertown Stout. Today, Armadillo is preparing their new downtown Denton brewery location, with plans for great new brands to share with local beer lovers.
Yianni Arestis, co-founder and CEO of Armadillo, said the team is looking forward to learning from Andrews Distributing and collaborating with the team to expand the brewery’s reach and vision.
“We are looking forward to working more closely with the people from Andrews Distributing,” Arestis said. “We’ve been impressed with the caliber of team members we’ve met thus far and we think there is a lot of knowledge for us to gain in the future. We were very glad to find a company that understands our visions and concept so well and is excited to help us achieve our goals.”
Kelli Hopson, Andrews brand manager for Armadillo, said the new partnership will create exciting opportunities to share great local beers with DFW craft beer lovers.
“We have been so impressed by the story of Armadillo Ale Works since our first encounter with Founders Bobby and Yianni,” Hopson said. “They are developing a portfolio of unique beer styles that incorporate local, and some unexpected, ingredients. Andrews is honored to be the partner that will get Armadillo beer back into the hands of local beer drinkers.”
Andrews will kick off the launch of Armadillo Ale Works this summer with a new draft offering, Honey Please. A beer with deep roots, Honey Please is a blonde ale brewed with Texas wildflower honey and mesquite beans. The addition of mesquite beans in alcohol production dates back to the early 20th century, and gives this beer a complexity of flavors unmatched by any other. Honey Please is the first taste of a full portfolio to come that will focus on unique innovation and flavor.
About Andrews Distributing Company:
Andrews Distributing Co. is one of the nation’s largest beer distributors with facilities in Dallas, Allen, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi. Andrews Distributing’s home office is located in Dallas, Texas. Andrews Distributing represents 40 brewing partners, more than 700 brands, and 1,500 proud team members.