RALEIGH, N.C. – Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, and partner D9 Brewing Company, are broadening the brewery’s distribution area with the release of Viking Fraoch Scottish Sour and other great brews in the Triangle this summer. The Cornelius, North Carolina-based craft microbrewery is a 10-barrel production company specializing in spontaneous sours brewed in an ancient recipe, a technique unique to D9.
In June, D9 announced the launch of Viking Fraoch Scottish Sour, the first-ever bottling of one of the brewery’s Fanatical Ales. Viking Fraoch is the first Fanatical Ale in the Ancient Sour Series. To celebrate this milestone, D9 released the first batch as a limited, brewery-only release, with each bottle capped with the same crowns that were used as tokens during the production brewery grand opening. This will be the only batch that will feature these gold crowns to differentiate them as D9’s first bottles ever produced.
The idea of a brewery began in 2009, when founders Andrew Durstewitz, John Ashcraft and Aaron Burton decided to start a brewery with the purpose of creating and sharing outstanding beer that united people. Today, D9 continues its mission of inspiring the community and promoting the art of craft beer, most recently with the opening of a new 10,000-square-foot facility, which invites guests to see, taste and enjoy the brewing process from start to finish. Moving to this larger facility has allowed D9 to expand brewing capacity, enabling the brewery to increase distribution throughout North Carolina. Mims began carrying D9 drafts in the Raleigh area in April and will start carrying Viking Fraoch bottles in July. To find out more, visit http://www.d9brewing.com.
“We are excited to be a part of bringing D9 to the Triangle community,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing Company. “Andrew, John and Aaron brew outstanding beers that bring the community together, and Mims is enthusiastic to have been a part in bringing this North Carolina gem to the rest of the state. We look forward to bringing more of their innovative brews to hopheads in the area.”
“Expanding into Raleigh has always been a goal for D9 Brewing Company,” said Andrew Durstewitz, founder and CEO at D9 Brewing Company. “Working with Mims Distributing has helped us share our love of beer with as many people as we can in the Triangle, and Mims Distributing is the perfect partner to help us continue spreading Viking Fraoch and our other favorite brews throughout North Carolina.”
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, Ballest 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.