Catawba Brewing Announces Statewide Distribution in Tennessee

catawba-brewing

Morganton, NC — This November, middle and western Tennessee craft beer enthusiasts will no longer have to travel to Chattanooga and Knoxville to find a Catawba beer.  Catawba Brewing of Asheville, Morganton, and Charlotte, NC is partnering with DET Distributing of Nashville and Jackson, TN to launch Catawba beers in middle Tennessee.

“One of the first markets we entered outside of Asheville was Knoxville, and we’ve done very well in eastern Tennessee for nearly 15 years,” says Catawba owner Billy Pyatt.  “We’re excited about the growing beer scene throughout the state.  Tennessee has always been among our top priorities for expanded distribution.  After investing around $2 million over the past year to increase capacity, we’re making enough beer now to achieve that goal of going statewide distribution in Tennessee.”

Catawba will enter the Nashville and Jackson markets with four of its flagship beers: White Zombie™, a Belgian Wit that is the brewery’s most popular beer; Mother Trucker™, an American-style Pale Ale generously hopped with Magnum and Cascade; Farmer Ted, a refreshing cream ale that Catawba has been making since 2002; and Brown Bear, an English-inspired Brown Ale recently introduced in both package and draft.  These beers will be available in kegs and cans throughout the state, with Carter Distributing and Cherokee Distributing continuing to serve the Chattanooga and eastern Tennessee markets, respectively.  Look for higher gravity offerings to be introduced in early 2017 with the passage of new alcohol content restrictions.

Kick-off events are scheduled throughout Nashville during the week of November 14th including:

  • Tuesday, November 15: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
  • Wednesday, November 16: Craft Brewed
  • Thursday, November 17: 12 South Taproom & Grill

About Catawba Brewing Company
Founded in 1999 by the Pyatt family, natives of Western North Carolina, Catawba Brewing operates a main production facility in downtown Morganton, NC at 212 S. Green St; a boutique brewery/tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC at 32 Banks Ave; a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, and now AL. Learn more at www.catawbabrewing.com

About DET Distributing
One of the largest beverage distributors in Tennessee, DET Distributing provides over 100 brands of beer and bottled water to over 20 counties since 1951. Today, DET has over 150 employees and operates from headquarters in MetroCenter, designed as a beer distributor from the ground up.

Brewbound Job Board

The leading job board for the beer industry. Featuring hundreds of jobs from leading breweries and associated companies.

Brewbound Marketplace Listing

The Brewbound Marketplace features listings for equipment, services, and more. Post a listing today.

Brewbound's Database of Breweries

Brewbound's database of breweries includes thousands of breweries from around the world.


Beer Events Calendar

A public calendar of events that are happening in the beer industry

View calendar | Post Event
Brewbound Live Winter 2020

Santa Monica, CA ● Dec. 3+4, 2020

Early Registration Open
Brewbound Podcast

The Brewbound Podcast features interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes every Thursday.

Brewbound Job Board

A weekly live-streamed discussion series with beer industry leaders and watchers on the business adjustments being made during the COVID-19 crisis and the future of the industry.