New Belgium Expands Distribution to Kentucky


Ft. Collins, Colo.– Fans of New Belgium Brewing no longer have to cross the border into Indiana, Ohio or Tennessee. Starting March 2, New Belgium Brewing will begin distributing in Kentucky, expanding the brewery’s distribution to 38 states. New Belgium will offer the brewery’s flagship beer Fat Tire, along with year-round releases Ranger IPA, Slow Ride Session IPA and Snapshot Wheat on draft and in 12-ounce bottles. Seasonal releases, along with Rampant Imperial IPA, Trippel Belgian-Style Ale and New Belgium’s variety packs will also be available in 12-ounce packages.

“We’ve been eyeing Kentucky for quite a while, so it’s exciting to officially open up the state,” said New Belgium Brewing’s Sales Co-Pilot, Brian Krueger. “The glory of college basketball is upon us and the Derby isn’t too far off, so we’re arriving at a pretty fun time in the state.”

New Belgium’s KY distribution network is as follows:
  1. Eagle Distributing Company –AB
  2. Golden Eagle Distributing, Inc. –AB
  3. J.B. Distributors, Inc. –AB
  4. Bud of Hopkinsville (Hand Family, LLC) –AB
  5. Kentucky Eagle, Inc.-AB
  6. Perry Distributors, Inc. – AB
  7. River City Distributing – M/C
  8. Smith Brothers Distributing Company –AB
  9. Stagnaro Distributing – M/C
  10. Edward Utley Jr., Inc. –AB
  11. Heidelberg of Northern Kentucky – Independent
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New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at