Evolution Craft Brewing Adds Distribution in Japan

Salisbury, MD — Now Available internationally, for the first time ever, Evolution Craft Brewing Company has partnered with Five Good Inc. to distribute in Tokyo, Japan and then to the broader markets of Japan.

“It’s always been a dream of ours to have our product distributed internationally. Our partnership with Five Good Inc. was a logical fit, as they are industry pioneers in the Japanese craft beer market bringing beer from the US East Coast to Japan.” – John Knorr, co-founder of Evolution Craft Brewing.

The import craft beer market in Japan has grown 26% in the last five years, as the demand for better beer has grown exponentially. Currently the majority of American exports in the Japanese market are from west coast breweries. Five Good Inc.’s choice to collaborate with Evolution came after sampling craft beers from all over the east coast. Evolution is one of the first four chosen breweries from Five Good Inc. to distribute in Japan.In the near future, Evolution anticipates expanding its domestic and international footprint and continuing concentrated growth in existing markets of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington, D.C.


Evolution Craft Brewing Co., the leader of the Culinary Craft Beer movement, was founded by Tom and John Knorr in 2009. The brewery started in Delmar, Delaware and moved to Salisbury, Maryland in 2012 to meet growing demand. Evolution’s inspiration was born out of the Knorr brothers’ passion for pairing the great food at their restaurants with great craft beers.

Now, Evolution craft beers are available for consumers at both retail and restaurants to enjoy ever-better beer with ever-better food. Evolution has nine mainline beers: Primal Pale Ale, Lot #3 IPA, Exile Red Ale, Lucky 7 Porter, Lot #6 Double IPA, Delmarva Pure Pils, Rise Up Stout, Pine’hop’le IPA and Hops Limon IPA and a full lineup of seasonal specialities in both bottle and draft. In addition, Evolution also has big bottle barrel aged beers released throughout the year: the Migration Series, Menagerie Series and Nouveau Rouge Project. For more information, please visit http://www.evolutioncraftbrewing.com/.

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