TAMPA, Fla. — Cigar City Brewing’s 2018 is off to a great start with the addition of Texas to the Tampa-based brewery’s distribution network. CCB has partnered with Ben E. Keith Beverages throughout the state to distribute its portfolio of unique ales and lagers, including the award-winning Jai Alai IPA. Kegs and twelve ounce cans of Jai Alai, Tampa-style Lager and its newest year-round offering Guayabera Citra Pale Ale will be available throughout Texas beginning in late January.
Part of CANarchy’s vision is to share capacity across multiple brewing facilities to supply the nation with the freshest beer in a can available. In this spirit, Cigar City Brewing will begin brewing a portion of their year-round offerings at the Oskar Blues Brewing facility in Austin, Texas. Not only will Texans have access to Cigar City Brewing’s Florida-inspired beer for the first time, the launch of the brand will also add more locally-brewed beer to Texas’ rapidly growing craft beer market.
“Cigar City Brewing has had its eye on The Lone Star State for quite a while and our partners in crime at CANarchy have given us the ability to serve the freshest liquid possible to the craft beer masses of Texas,” says CCB’s El Lector Neil Callaghan. “Nobody knows the craft beer scene in Texas better than the team at Ben E. Keith Beverage and they’ve really helped us feel like we’re launching a new home state.”
Kevin Nettleton, Specialty Division General Manager with Ben E. Keith Beverages says, “We’ve been working with Cigar City Brewing and Oskar Blues Brewery for a while to make this partnership happen. We’re very pleased to partner with two first-class organizations and distribute Cigar City Brewing’s award-winning beers across Texas, especially with some of it being produced right here in our backyard.”
Market launch events will be taking place throughout the state in late January with Cigar City Brewing representatives from Tampa on hand to celebrate the occasion. These events will be incredible opportunities for Texas’ craft beer fans to enjoy some of the first CCB beer brewed in the state and to learn about Cigar City Brewing’s history and its award winning beer from the people who know it best.
Brass Tap Round Rock
Waller Creek Pub
Quickie Pickie #1
Rock and Brews, The Colony
The Bearded Lady
Holy Grail Pub
Good Friend Burger Bar
World of Beer Katy
Cigar City Brewing’s beer, including award-winning Jai Alai IPA, will be available in thirteen states encompassing Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Utah and Texas starting late January. Cigar City Brewing’s ales and lagers are also exported to Denmark.
Visit Cigar City Brewing’s website [www.cigarcitybrewing.com] for full beer information and to find CCB beer closest to you.
About Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City Brewing, makers of Jai Alai IPA and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, was founded in 2009 by Joey Redner with the goal of creating world-class beer that reflected the flavors and history of the Tampa region. This unique approach resonated with local and national markets and the brewery has quickly to produce over 90,000 barrels of beer annually. Along with Oskar Blues Brewery, Perrin Brewing, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery, Cigar City Brewing is a part of CANarchy, a craft brewing collective that represents the largest canned craft beer supplier in the country.