Hi-Wire Brewing to Expand Distribution to Kentucky

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Hi-Wire Brewing will be launching distribution in the entire state of Kentucky beginning Saturday, February 17 with roll-out events scheduled through February 22 in Louisville & Lexington.

Hi-Wire will be launching Kentucky with their entire portfolio, including year-round, seasonal, specialty, and sour beers. For distribution, Hi-Wire has partnered with Dauntless Distributing, a carefully curated craft and import beer wholesaler based out of Louisville, Kentucky, for statewide coverage.

Michael Minton, Owner of Dauntless Distributing, notes “ Hi-Wire has mastered the balancing act of offering great value and high quality with their diverse lineup of ales and lagers. They’ve also invited the inquisitive imbiber to their “side show” of sour ales and barrel aged beers. This dynamism allows them to appeal to the ever-growing-wider spectrum of drinkers in Kentucky without compromising their precise yet evolving point-of-view. Dauntless is extremely excited to introduce Hi-Wire to The Bluegrass State for the above reasons and how they jive with their dedication to strong, transparent, and communicative relationships with wholesalers. True partnerships are imperative in today’s craft beer universe; Hi-Wire and Dauntless share a mutual understanding and respect for this fact.”

Launching Kentucky will help Hi-Wire Brewing reach its goal of increasing distribution sales by 56% in 2018. To celebrate, craft beer drinkers alike will be able to join the owners and sales team of Hi-Wire Brewing at a variety of tap takeovers, beer pairings and other specialty events throughout each market over the next two weeks. Here’s a sampling of the events. Check out Hi-Wire’s social media for more announcements:

Saturday, February 17

  • Tailspin Ale Fest | Ticketed event

Sunday, February 18

  • Kaiju | Louisville

Monday, February 19

  • Westport Whiskey & Wine Tasting | Louisville
  • Tap Takeover @ Diamond Pub & Billiards | Louisville

Tuesday, February 20

  • Liquor Barn Hamburg Tasting | Lexington
  • Tap Takeover @ Arcadium | Lexington

Wednesday, February 21

  • Liquor Barn Middletown | Louisville
  • Tap Takeover @ Hilltop Tavern | Louisville

Thursday, February 22

  • Flying Dutchman Liquors | Louisville
  • Wine + Market | Lexington
  • Nachbar | Louisville
  • Best Friend Bar | Lexington

About Hi-Wire Brewing

Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA. They have two locations in Asheville: the 27,000 square foot Big Top Production Facility & Taproom located half a mile from the Biltmore Estate and the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located in the South Slope area of downtown, which has a focus on wild and sour ales. Hi-Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and was named Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer. Most recently, the Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager won gold at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Maerzen category. Their award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio. To learn more about the company, visit hiwirebrewing.com.

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