Bell’s Brewery has announced plans to expand its presence on the east coast, detailing this afternoon imminent launches in both Delaware and Maryland.
Bell’s, the nation’s 7th largest craft brewery, according to the Brewers Association, has signed on with N.K.S. Distributors for coverage in Delaware. In Maryland, the brewery has inked deals with a group of wholesalers, including Bond Distributing Company, Buck Distributing, Carey Distributors, Inc., and Wantz Distributors, Inc.
“With recent and future expansions, we are able to slowly increase our distribution footprint and we are looking forward to working with our new partners,” said Laura Bell, vice president, Bell’s, in a press statement. “It’s also very exciting to be able to tell our fans that we will be seeing them very soon.”
Specific launch dates have not been announced, but the brewery said it plans to bring both its core line – including Two Hearted, Midwestern Pale Ale, and Kalamazoo Stout – and seasonal offerings to both states. The brewery said it will also ship specialty beers to the two states as “production allows.”
With the addition of Delaware and Maryland, Bell’s products are now available in 22 states as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. The brewery sold 318,000 barrels in 2014.