Albany, Calif. — Hopsy, the recently launched online marketplace for local craft beer, today announced a partnership with Caviar, an easy way to order from popular local restaurants, to offer on-demand delivery of fresh draft beer from a list of local microbreweries. Beginning today, residents of the East Bay can get growlers of local craft beer delivered to their doorsteps in as little as 30 minutes.
“Until now, we’ve offered next-day delivery three days a week. The partnership with Caviar allows us to go a step further in our customer service by offering on-demand delivery 7 days a week,” said Sebastien Tron, Hopsy’s co-founder and CEO. “This is huge for both our customers and our partner breweries, as we bring together the highest level of quality and freshness and the highest convenience possible.”
The number of breweries across the country reached an all-time high of 4,144 in November. The San Francisco Bay Area alone counts more than 160 breweries. However, only a fraction of these local microbreweries are distributed in retail, where shelf space is dominated by the big beer companies, and where beer can be stored for weeks or months before it is consumed. The result is most of us end up sacrificing quality and freshness for convenience. “Hopsy has created an alternative distribution system where customers can order fresh draft beer from local breweries in small 32oz growlettes,” Tron says. “The partnership with Caviar allows us to completely eliminate the tension between quality, freshness and convenience.”
The on-demand delivery is currently limited to the East Bay, but there are plans to expand quickly in San Francisco and in other major urban areas.
Hopsy is the first local craft beer marketplace and beer delivery service connecting local breweries with beer lovers. Hopsy’s technology enables brewers to have fresh draft beer delivered to local customers while providing beer lovers unprecedented access to local beer when they want and where they want.
Launched in January 2016, Hopsy is currently serving the East Bay, with plans to quickly expand in all major craft beer markets.