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 a partnership with Heidelberg Distributing Company to expand distribution of its three award-winning beers throughout Ohio. As the newest addition to Heidelberg Distributing Company’s premium beer roster, Fireman’s Brew joins the likes of Budweiser, Guinness, New Castle and Samuel Adams, among others. Thanks to this venture, craft beer lovers in the cities of Dayton, Cincinnati, and Toledo will now be able to enjoy Fireman’s Brew beers at both on premise and off premise locations.

“We’re thrilled to be expanding so rapidly across the great state of Ohio due to our new partnership with Heidelberg Distributing Company,” said Rob Nowaczyk, founder of Fireman’s Brew. “Fireman’s Brew has had tremendous success in Ohio thus far and we can’t wait for more craft beer lovers across the Buckeye state to get their first taste of our premium line of handcrafted ales and lagers.”

Heidelberg Distributing Company joins an already stellar roster of Ohio-based distributors including: Beverage Distributors Inc., Tramonte Distributing and Classic Brands who manage distribution points in Akron, Chillicothe and Cleveland.

Roger Baer, CEO of Fireman’s Brew added, “We are thrilled to build our roster of incredible beverage distributors in the region, and look forward to working closely with Heidelberg Distributing Company to make Fireman’s Brew a household name not only in the state, but across the nation.”

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, Oklahoma, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Virginia, New York, Michigan, Hawaii, West Virginia and Louisiana.

“We’re so pleased to have the opportunity to facilitate the availability of Fireman’s Brew statewide. They are a tremendous company and we’re proud to be a part of its growing legacy in the Midwest,” Todd Patterson of Heidelberg Distributing Company.

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.

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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.