Bell’s Brewery will expand distribution into Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas next year and has begun the process of identifying new wholesale partners in each state.
In a press statement, the Michigan-based brewery said launch plans have not been determined but that potential distributors are being identified.
“We start with making sure we have the right people in any new state, then start looking for a distributor that believes in and follows the same standards of quality that we maintain,” Laura Bell, the company’s vice president said in the release.
“It’s about having the right partner(s). It will take a little time, this is a long-term relationship, and we want to make sure we follow our due diligence,” she added.
Bell’s Brewery expanded into a number of new territories in 2015, including Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. It also sent a one-time shipment into Colorado for the Great American Beer Festival.
The company’s products are currently sold in 23 markets.