MELBOURNE, FL – The Florida Beer Company, Florida’s largest craft brewer has entered into definitve wholesale agreements with five distributors in the state of New York. Under these agreements, Florida Beer Company will enter the New York market with the assigned brands; Kelly’s Hard Cider, Florida Beer Swamp Ape IPA and the Key West brand family of Sunset Ale and Southernmost Wheat.
The wholesale agreements were made with a top-level distributor network of D. Bertoline & Sons Inc., Dutchess Beer Distributors Inc., R. Ippolito Distributing, Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service and Dana Distributors. The counties covered in these wholesale agreements include; Dutchess, Ulster, Greene, Columbia, Westchester, Putnam, Albany, Essex, Franklin, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Richmond.
“We are extremely excited about our brands being available in the New York market,” said V.P. Rick Clay. “This represents a tremendous opportunity for our company and brands moving forward. We feel very strongly about the relationships we have established with this accomplished distributor network.”
The Florida Beer Company will continue to explore further market expansion opportunities throughout the 2011 calendar year.