Belching Beaver Expands Distribution to Minnesota

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Belching Beaver Brewery of Oceanside, California has signed with Clear River Beverage Company to distribute in Minnesota.

“We are really excited about the partnership with Clear River Beverage.” Said Tom Vogel, CEO of Belching Beaver Brewing.  “We couldn’t have picked a better partner to help get our beer into the hands of Minnesotans. Before we sign with a new distributor, we do our research and ask our industry friends, all agreed Clear River had a great reputation in the industry, so it was a no brainer.”

Brewmaster Troy Smith added, “We are in good company with Clear River, carrying brands like Coronado, Cascade, AleSmith, and many more top brands, we know this company is professional and most importantly understands craft beer. That’s extremely important to us, craft is always changing, and we are happy to work with Clear River to help get our product to our supporters and hopefully new customers.”

CEO of Clear River Beverage Bill Huth stated; “Although there are a lot of breweries that have been established over the past six to seven years in the US, few have been as noted and respected for making consistent, quality beers than Oceanside, California’s Belching Beaver Brewery. Belching Beaver is exactly the quality brewery that Clear River Beverage Company is committed to introduce to the continued developing palate of the Minnesota beer drinker. So, it is with tremendous excitement for us to announce that with much of the entire US marketplace to consider for expansion of their fabulous beers, Belching Beaver Brewery have decided to leap-frog half of the US and select Clear River Beverage to represent Belching Beaver in Minnesota, and frankly we are honored that they chose us as their distribution partner.”

“For a brewery to be able to thrive in Southern California, in arguably one of the best beer markets in the world, is truly a testament to the world class beer that Belching Beaver produces,” said Clear River Beverage Vice President Jake Sauter.  “From their Peanut Butter Milk Stout to Phantom Bride IPA, each brew offers a distinct experience that Minnesotans are going to love.”

Product will be hitting the market in the coming days!

About Belching Beaver

Belching Beaver Brewery came from a desire to make great beer and have a Dam good time doing it. When we started the company we wanted to do two things: First, have a brand that offered quality craft beer but was whimsical and fun to inspire good times. From the Winking Milkman to El Castor de Mariachi you can see each Beaver has its own individual style and personality. Second, we wanted to make beer for everyone and all palates. We have easy-drinking Blondes, Triple IPAs, Milk Stouts, Imperials Stouts as well as sours and barrel-aged beers. You name it, we have it! Good times to you my friend, and welcome to the Beaver family!

About Clear River Beverage

Clear River Beverage Company is a craft beer and cider distributor servicing the Twin Cities and surrounding area. Our passion for quality along with our core business values allows us to provide our valued consumers with the highest quality world class beers and ciders from several of America’s most respected breweries:  AleSmith, Coronado, Bear Republic, Clown Shoes, Evil Twin, SixPoint, Perennial, Prairie Artisan Ales, Pipeworks, Crooked Stave, Cascade, and SKA Brewing to name a few. Learn more at, follow us on Twitter @clearriverbev, or like us on Facebook.

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