Ithaca Expands Distribution in Pennsylvania

Ithaca, N.Y. — Pennsylvania founding fathers must have had craft beer on the brain when they coined the state motto “Virtue, Liberty and Independence.” Starting in late July, independently owned and operated Ithaca Beer Co. will round out product availability in the entire state of Pennsylvania by adding Ace Distributing to its roster. Ace will bring Ithaca beers to bars, restaurants and stores in Adams, Lancaster and York County in PA.

Ithaca Beer will launch into these counties with Flower Power India Pale Ale and Apricot Wheat in bottle and draft, Green Trail Easy-Drinking India Pale Ale and seasonal beers will make their way into Ace’s territory in the coming months.

“We are excited to partner with Ace Distributing, as well as expanding our distribution footprint further into Pennsylvania. We put a lot of love into our beers, so we hope you enjoy them as much as we do,” Chirsan Lichtenstein, Sales Manager at Ithaca Beer Co.

Nate Fochtman, Vice President Craft & Specialty at Ace Distributing, noted, “Ithaca Beer Co. is an established brewery, founded over fifteen years ago, and we are pleased to welcome the Ithaca portfolio to the Ace family. The demand in the market for Ithaca products was an impressive and driving factor to our decision to pursue and partner with this great portfolio of beers.”

Be sure to check out the Ithaca Beer Co. & The Beer Ace (Ace Distributing) Facebook pages for up to date launch parties on July 17th & 18th in Lancaster & York.

Ace Distributing was founded in 1948 by Jimmie and Nick Spagnola, currently owned by Jeff Reeder and Tim Strickler since 1988. Throughout the years the company has expanded its distribution opportunities and portfolio of brands, spreading across six counties in South Central Pennsylvania and representing over sixty-four breweries from the United States and globally.

Ace Distributing has been recently recognized nationally for their market strategy with a 2013 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year nomination by the Brewer’s Association & National Beer Wholesalers Association, as well as Beverage Trade Network’s “2014 Leading Craft Beer Distributors in the USA.”

Ithaca Beer Co. is an award-winning independently owned craft brewery founded in 1998 in the upstate town of Ithaca, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of New York. More information about Ithaca Beer can be found at

Since 1998, Ithaca Beer has grown from a small microbrewery with only local delivery to a 20,000-barrel(and still growing) craft brewery distributing beer all over the Northeast, Ohio, and DC Metro. In 2012, Ithaca Beer opened doors to its brand new brewery, Taproom and beer garden. More expansion in is the works for early 2015, which will allow for upward growth to 40,000 barrels.

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