Catawba Brewing Announces Statewide Distribution in Tennessee


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

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.

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