CINCINNATI — Fifty West Brewing Company is proud to announce they have reached an agreement with Stagnaro Distributing to handle distribution for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The partnership which will cover Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Highland, and Adams County in Ohio and 12 counties in Northern Kentucky, goes into effect October 23rd.
Fifty West has been self-distributing since its inception in 2012, and built itself into the third best-selling local brewery in the Cincinnati market, despite only being available for purchase on draft. The award-winning brewery has recently formed partnerships with major retailers in the Greater Cincinnati area and plans to make cans available in the first quarter of 2018.
“We’ve spent the past five years building something unique in our market,” said Bobby Slattery, founder of Fifty West. “This was about a two-year interview process and when it was all said and done, Stagnaro came out on top. Honestly it’s a credit to their people and culture, and we’re excited to be working towards our future goals together.”
“We’re also thrilled to be able to bring beer into Kentucky, which is something we have not been privileged to do in the past because of self-distribution laws,” said Slattery.
Fifty West is scheduled to launch with Stagnaro in the Kentucky market starting Monday, October 30th.
In conjunction with the distribution expansion, Fifty West is proud to announce the addition of Del Hall as the new Director of Sales for Fifty West.
“I’m ecstatic to be coming on board,” said Hall, who previously served at Premium Beverage as Sales Manager for Southern Ohio. “While I was at Premium I managed close to 50 brands. The combination of creative branding in conjunction with award winning craft beer was so unique and different from everything else going on in the market place I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”
Max Fram, who previously held the title of Director of Sales, has been promoted to Vice President of Strategy and Operations. Fifty West expects to add close to 30 jobs over the next 18 months as they prepare to fulfill the increased volume demands created by availability of cans along with expansion into the Dayton market later this year.
With craft beer, lifestyle and community at the heart of their business, Fifty West seeks to continue to add value to people’s lives. Whether it’s drinking award winning beers or taking advantage of our active lifestyle activities through sand volleyball, canoe and kayak livery, cycling, or running groups, you know that when you head out to Fifty West, you’re going to leave with a unique, unforgettable experience.
About Fifty West Brewing Company
Located on US Route 50 heading west into the city of Cincinnati, Fifty West Brewing Company first opened its doors in November of 2012. Since then, Fifty West has strived to create communities through shared experience, memory, and award-winning beer. Join us for the ride.