Ballast Point’s Commodore American Stout Now Available in North Carolina


RALEIGH, N.C., – Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has announced that Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits’ The Commodore American Stout is now available in six-pack form. Previously only available in draft, The Commodore six-pack features 12-ounce bottles full of the flavors of roast coffee and chocolate, with light citrus hop aromas and a bitter crisp finish. Craft beer lovers can also purchase the craft brew in 24-count cases and kegs.

“Craft beer lovers will finally be able to purchase The Commodore in six-pack bottles so they can enjoy its unique combination of coffee and chocolate flavors,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing Company. “Ballast Point‘s exceptional craft beers retain the personal touches of the brewery’s founders and we are excited to make The Commodore more readily available in North Carolina.”

Ballast Point is a San Diego, California-based brewery that joined Mims Distributing’s expanding portfolio in October 2014. It has received California’s Distillery of the Year Award for the past two years and won 19 awards at various California state fairs this summer. Started as a home brewery for the simple purpose of making better beer, Ballast Point retains a homegrown feel through beer names with a nautical theme – a passion of founders Jack White and Yuseff Cherney.

“In our search for a new American Stout we came up with The Commodore through our R&D Pilot Brewery. It quickly became a favorite at the brewery with its roasty coffee and chocolate flavors, “ said Greg Leone of Ballast Point. “This carefully-crafted brew is the perfect addition to Command any tailgate or backyard BBQ, and we are proud to partner with Mims Distributing to bring this to our consumers.”

About Mims Distributing

Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers the MillerCoors brands that domestic beer fans enjoy, and maintains extensive knowledge of what’s brewing in the craft beer industry. These expert brew sellers also share their passion for excellent beers on Tales from the Cask, a popular award-winning craft beer podcast covering everything from locally grown hops to seasonal ales and beyond. A proponent of the Triangle’s craft beer explosion, Mims Distributing offers favorites from AleSmith Brewing Company, Olde Hickory Brewing, Ballast Point, Starpoint Brewing and Sierra Nevada Brewing, to name a few. Mims Distributing also recently reentered the wine distribution business. In addition to believing in the delicious beers and wines they sell, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits each year. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. Mims Distributing is also dedicated to sustainability as a way of life, and in 2013 was recognized with a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, as well as named a top three “green” Triangle business by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit

About Ballast Point

What started in 1996 as a small group of home brewers who simply wanted to make great beer evolved into the team of adventurers known today as Ballast Point. From bringing a hoppy twist to a porter, or adding four types of malt to its amber ale, to creating a breakthrough gold-medal winning IPA, the San Diego-based company is known for adding its own touch and asking if there’s a better way. Not satisfied with just brewing great beer, they got into the distilling business to see if they could add their own spin to another centuries-old craft. Today an internationally recognized leader in the craft brewing and spirits industry, the company makes over 50 styles of beer and bottles 14 spirits. For more information, visit