Mims Distributing Company Adds Bear Republic Tartare Berliner Weisse to Portfolio


RALEIGH, N.C. — Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has announced the limited availability of partner brewer Bear Republic’s Tartare Berliner Weisse. A barrel-aged sour beer from the famed California brewery, Tartare Berliner Weisse offers an interpretation of one of the world’s classic sour beer styles that’s characteristically tart and low in alcohol. Paste Magazine has ranked the beer as the No. 1 American Berliner Weisse.

“We are very fortunate to be able to work with Bear Republic, a brewery with a strong foundation of excellent flavor and craft tradition,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing Company. “The Berliner Weisse beer is hard to master, but Bear Republic really encompassed the unique flavor with the Tartare. We are excited to provide select North Carolina locations with a rare brew that many people have been eager to try.”

Craft beer lovers can expect Tartare to appear on draft taps at select bars and restaurants across North Carolina this summer, and it pairs well with steamed mussels and other shellfish.

“The Tartare is one of the world’s classic sour beer styles and has been dubbed as the ‘Champagne of the North.’ We thought that it would be a great unique addition to North Carolina’s craft beer scene,” said Jonathan Williman. “With access to the entire state and some of craft beer’s biggest fans, Mims was a natural choice to get the word out about this rare, tasty brew.”

Bear Republic, one of the nation’s top craft breweries, is a sought-after brand. The California drought has forced the company to decrease production and pull out of some markets, such as Massachusetts and Texas. Its brews are currently available in just 10 states, including North Carolina, where Mims Distributing is its exclusive partner.

About Mims Distributing

Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers the MillerCoors brands that domestic beer fans enjoy, and maintains extensive knowledge of what’s brewing in the craft beer industry. These expert brew sellers also share their passion for excellent beers on Tales from the Cask, a popular award-winning craft beer podcast covering everything from locally grown hops to seasonal ales and beyond. A proponent of the Triangle’s craft beer explosion, Mims Distributing offers favorites from AleSmith Brewing Company, Olde Hickory Brewing, Ballast Point, Starpoint Brewing and Sierra Nevada Brewing, to name a few. Mims Distributing also recently reentered the wine distribution business. In addition to believing in the delicious beers and wines they sell, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits each year. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. Mims Distributing is also dedicated to sustainability as a way of life, and in 2013 was recognized with a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, as well as named a top three “green” Triangle business by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://mimsdistributing.com.

About Bear Republic Brewing

Bear Republic Brewing Company lies in the heart of Wine Country in Cloverdale, California. Third- and fourth-generation Sonoma County residents established the company back in 1995. Today, the brewpub offers over 14 freshly brewed beers on tap at all times that compliment a diverse menu and family friendly atmosphere. The Cloverdale site opened in 2006, and has been recognized as the 39th largest craft brewery in the United States by the Brewers Association this year. The ageing and time tested proven methods used by Bear republic have produced multiple award-winning beers, such as the Racer 5 IPA. Throughout the years, the Great American Beer Festival has awarded Bear Republic with over 21 medals. Ultimately, the Bear Republic team has truly succeeded at providing fresh, never-filtered, hand-crafted beer that has been enjoyed across the United States. For more information, visit http://bearrepublic.com.