Fireman’s Brew Expands Distribution to Ohio

LOS ANGELES — Fireman’s Brew, a Los Angeles-based craft beer company founded by two firefighters, today announced partnerships with three of Ohio’s leading distributors including: Beverage Distributors Inc., Tramonte Distributing and Classic Brands to distribute its award-winning beers throughout the state. Now, craft beer lovers across the “Buckeye” state will be able to enjoy Fireman’s Brew handcrafted beers at their favorite on-premise or off-premise locations. Ohio marks the fourteenth state that this rapidly growing craft beer brand has expanded into since 2012. Fireman’s Brew is now available in its home state of California along with Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Virginia, Rhode Island, New York, and Hawaii.

“We’re excited to be launching our beers throughout Ohio in a coordinated fashion with three of the state’s largest distributors,” said Rob Nowaczyk, founder of Fireman’s Brew. “Fireman’s Brew continues to receive a great response from consumers across the Midwest, and with the expansion into Ohio we are now one step closer towards achieving our goal of building Fireman’s Brew into a national brand.”

Roger Baer, CEO of Fireman’s Brew added, “We are thrilled to partner with three of Ohio’s leading beverage distributors, and look forward to working closely with the teams at Beverage Distributors, Tramonte Distributing and Classic Brands to help build Fireman’s Brew brand presence throughout the market.”

Already one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in its home state of California, Fireman’s Brew newly expanded distribution network provides an opportunity for the company to reach thousands of on-premise and retail outlets across Ohio. Through the agreement, Beverage Distributors Inc., Tramonte Distributing and Classic Brands will distribute Fireman’s Brew signature beers in 12-ounce bottle six-packs, twelve-pack samplers and kegs including:

  • Fireman’s Brew: Blonde (Pilsner-style Lager; 5% ABV)
  • Fireman’s Brew: Brunette (German-style Doublebock; 8% ABV)
  • Fireman’s Brew: Redhead (Amber Ale; 5.5% ABV)

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to launch Fireman’s Brew into Ohio,” commented Chris Kee, Director of Sales and Operations at Tramonte Distributing, Inc. located in Akron, Ohio.

Matt Litter, President of Classic Brands located in Chillicothe, Ohio added “Fireman’s Brew is the complete package for craft beer fans, with three great tasting beers to enjoy, a compelling brand story and firefighter community tie-in, they’re a great fit for Ohio’s growing craft market.”

“We look forward to working with the team at Fireman’s Brew to build the brand throughout the market,” commented Tom Caito,Vice President of Sales, Beverage Distributors Inc. located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Conceived by two Los Angeles-based firefighters after extinguishing a brushfire in the local mountains, Fireman’s Brew grew out of their vision to create a premium line of handcrafted ales and lagers that would quench their thirsts after an exhausting day on the firelines. Fireman’s Brew collection of micro-brewed beers are created using only the finest of all-natural ingredients to deliver bold, full-flavored, traditional tastes and easy drinking refreshment. In addition, the company is committed to giving back to the firefighter community upon which it was founded by donating a portion of company proceeds to

the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation — the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to honoring fallen firefighters and providing assistance to their surviving families.

About Fireman’s Brew:

Extinguish Your Thirst! with Fireman’s Brew, a premium line of micro-brewed beers created by two Los Angeles-based firefighters. Based in Canoga Park, Calif., Fireman’s Brew has quickly become one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in California and beyond. Created using only the finest of all-natural ingredients, Fireman’s Brew offers a selection of three microbrewed beers for off-duty refreshment. Originally created by firefighters for firefighters, Fireman’s Brew is committed to giving back to the firefighter community and donates a portion of its proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg, Md.

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