Lincolnwood, IL — Glunz Imports, a division of Chicagoland craft and specialty beer distributor Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., along with Brauerei Hirt, Brouwerij Haacht, and Stiegl Brauerei introduce the new distributors and markets for Hirter, Haacht, and Stiegl beer. After a very successful year of expansion, Glunz Imports adds Bozick Distributors Inc. in Maryland (Haacht); Washington’s Browar Polska Inc. (Hirter); and Johnson Brothers Inc. in North and South Dakota (Stiegl).
Mike Doyle, director of Glunz Imports is looking forward to another year of continued success, “2016 was a big year for our division. Not only did we acquire more than 15 new distributors, we also opened new markets on both coasts and continued are growth throughout the Midwest.” As the team prepares for their 2017 campaign, the addition of these new markets opens the door to new regional opportunities across the United States.
Other new market acquisitions in 2016 include:
• Arkansas: Hirter
Glidewell Distributing (Fort Smith, 479.649.3999)
• Illinois: Hirter
Marketplace Selections (Peoria, 309.589.0575)
• Indiana: Haacht and Hirter
Cavalier Distributing (Indianapolis, 317.358.1970)
• Kentucky: Hirter
Heidelberg Distributing of Northern Kentucky, Inc.
• Michigan: Haacht
Dan Henry Distributing (Lansing, 513.393.7700)
• Missouri: Hirter
Central States Beverages (Kansas City, 816.941.330)
Fechtel Beverage (Jefferson City, 573.636.5161)
Major Brands (St. Louis, 314.645.1843)
• Ohio: Haacht and Hirter
Cavalier Distributing (Cincinnati, 513.247.9222)
WineBeer Imports (Cleveland, 216.391.1717)
• South Carolina: Haacht and Hirter
Aleph Distributing (Columbia, 803.783.1332)
• Tennessee: Hirter
A.S. Barboro (Memphis, 901.795.5310)
R.S. Lipman Company (Nashville, 877.590.2026)
For more information about Glunz Imports and brands such as Hirter, Stiegl, and Haacht, visit www.glunzbeers.com.
About Brauerei Hirt
With more than 730 years of brewing tradition, Brauerei Hirt is one of the oldest breweries in Austria. It originally opened as a tavern that served the knights and merchants who traveled along the ancient Vienna-Venice route. The continued success of the brewery is built on a number of fundamental factors: crystal-clear Alpine spring water, the highest grade of ingredients, a double filtration method, quality controls, and the fact that the beer is still brewed with the same classic Bohemian recipes. For more information, visit www.hirterbier.at/en_GB.
About Brouwerij Haacht
An independent, family-run brewery for more 110 years showcasing true Belgian craftsmanship, Brouwerij Haacht produces quality brews for every moment of the day, ideal for sharing with family and friends. Third-generation Owner Frédéric van der Kelen oversees Haacht management, with members of the fourth generation of the family also involved in brewery operations. With its Primus beer, the company is the third producer of pilsner on the Belgium market. The state-of-the-art brewhouse in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant produces 7,200 hectoliters (more than 190,200 gallons) per day. Governed by a mantra of corporate social responsibility, Haacht makes sustainability top of mind in all its operations. Outside of Belgium and in addition to its growing export market, Haacht is present on the French market (Basserie du Coq Hardi) and in the Netherlands (Bierbrouwerij De Leeuw) and also produces mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, and wine for the Belgian market. For more information, visit www.haacht.com.
About Stiegl Brewery
Privately owned and operated in Salzburg, Austria, Stiegl Brewery combines tradition and innovation, forming a concept for success that makes Stiegl the strongest beer brand in Austria. The secret of this success: highest quality raw ingredients and production facilities, Europe’s most modern brewing technology, innovation in product variety, highly motivated employees, commitment to tradition, economic sustainability, down-to-earth quality and the flexible decision-making structures of a family business. Stiegl has been brewing beer since 1492, using spring water from the local Untersberg mountain, as well as continuing the time-honored tradition of delivering the beers locally via horse-drawn carriage. Stiegl’s ales and lagers are imported to the United States by Glunz Imports, a division of Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. Visit www.stiegl.at/en.
About Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.
Founded in 1888 by Louis Glunz I in Chicago, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. (7100 N. Capitol Drive, Lincolnwood, IL 60712; 847.676.9500) is among the oldest beer distributors in the United States, proudly offering Chicagoland the most comprehensive selection of craft, specialty, and import beers representing more than 190 breweries around the globe. The 128-year-old company continually receives recognition for its innovative, family-owned business, including Beverage Industry’s 2013 Wholesaler of the Year, the National Beer Wholesalers Association 2013 Public Affairs Award, and the 2013 Loyola Illinois Family Business of the Year Award. Heading the company is President Jack Glunz, the grandson of the founder, with day-to-day operations led by five of his seven children as members of the fourth generation and with members of the fifth generation also on staff. Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. is dedicated to quality service and beer education. For more information, visit www.glunzbeers.com. Find Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.