Southern California’s Golden Road Brewing has announced plans to expand distribution throughout Arizona next month, bringing its full line of beers to consumers outside its home state for the first time.
The brewery has signed with Golden Eagle Distributors, which will sell the company’s core line and seasonal offerings to retailers for both on- and off-premise consumption. The rollout is scheduled for early May.
Though Arizona marks only the second official state in Golden Road’s footprint, it does have a presence in select airports in the Pacific Northwest, Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago with its Carry On Citrus Ale. Brewbound also spotted the brewery’s Wolf Among Weeds IPA on tap at the Todd English P.U.B. during a recent trip to Las Vegas.
Additional information can be found in the press release below:
PHOENIX — Continuing a year of expansion, Los Angeles-based Golden Road Brewing is taking its Southern California charm outside of its home state. By early May, Golden Road’s core brands and specialties will be available on draught in bars and restaurants and in its signature cans at retail outlets throughout Arizona.
Golden Road’s team will join its wholesaler for the state, Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., for a week-long kick-off, complete with special events and tastings, beginning April 27.
“We’ve spent our first three and half years honing in on our local California market, but we’ve kept a close eye on our neighbors in Arizona and close ties to Kimberly and her team of Golden Road supporters,” said Golden Road President and Co-Founder Meg Gill. “Our core focus is delivering the freshest beer possible to local communities. We are honored to be working with a partner like Golden Eagle, allowing us to maintain our high standards of quality while joining a market that is similarly under-indexed in craft to Los Angeles. We strive to bring a piece of L.A. to these exciting, bourgeoning craft communities.”
Golden Eagle will distribute Golden Road’s flagship Point the Way IPA, Wolf Among Weeds IPA, 329 Days of Sun Lager, Get Up Offa That Brown and Golden Road Hefeweizen. Craft beer consumers in the Grand Canyon State will also find Golden Road seasonal specialties like Heal the Bay IPA.
“It’s as good as gold when Golden Eagle and Golden Road join forces to bring craft beer to Arizona! We are excited to expand our relationship with Golden Road to bring their portfolio of beers to thirsty craft fans throughout Arizona. Golden Road shares our passion for the highest quality craft beer and our statewide team is poised to build their distribution,” said Kimberly Clements, President, Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc.
Golden Eagle will launch Golden Road throughout the state the week of April 26, but craft lovers will get to sample Golden Road’s brews at two upcoming beer festivals. In metro Phoenix, Golden Road will be featured at the Great Arizona Beer Festival on April 18 at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ. For tickets and event info: www.azbeer.com/tempe. In Tucson, Golden Road will be unveiled at the Top Hops Beer Festival on April 25 at Foothills Mall. For tickets and event info: tophopsbeerfestival.com.
Meg Gill and Tony Yanow founded Golden Road Brewing in 2011 and was the first craft brewery in Los Angeles County to can craft beer. In 2014, the brewery produced nearly 30,000 barrels, expanded distribution to the entire state of California and began limited distribution to Nevada. Earlier this year, Golden Road announced plans to open a second small production brewery and pub in Anaheim, resurrecting its original 15-barrel brewhouse.
About Golden Road Brewing
In 2011, beer enthusiasts Meg Gill and Tony Yanow founded Golden Road Brewing to bring fresh beer to the local market. Brewed and canned in Los Angeles, Golden Road’s year-round offerings include Point the Way IPA, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Get Up Offa That Brown, 329 Lager and Wolf Among Weeds IPA. Golden Road is committed to engaging and supporting the growing community of socially minded beer enthusiasts. For more information, please visit goldenroad.la.
About Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc.
Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. is a premier distributor of alcohol and non-alcohol beverages throughout Arizona. Golden Eagle has been known for providing quality beverages, excellent customer service and community service throughout the state of Arizona since 1974, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, The third-generation company is owned by the Clements family and is headquartered in Tucson with offices in Buckeye, Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Globe, Show Low and Tempe, Arizona.