NEW BRAUNFELS, TX — In the month of December, sour brewery New Braunfels Brewing Co shipped 130 cases and 55 kegs to two new distribution partners outside of Texas.
“This signals the beginning of our expansion project for 2018. We are in negotiations with 3 additional distribution partners and hope to have those agreements in place as early as late January.” Says Kelly Meyer who co-owns the brewery with his wife, Lindsey. “The markets of Portland and LA are extremely important to us because of the popularity of sour beers there and the opportunity to pour our beer alongside some of the greatest beers in the country.”
The brewery completed expansion into the major cities of Texas in 2017 with a partnership in DFW, Austin and East Texas with FullClip Craft Distributors. They also distribute their artistic beers in Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, College Station and Fredericksburg.
“We purposefully don’t make beer that appeals to the BudLight drinker.” Explains Nathan Rice, head brewer. “Our beer is complex, tart and focuses on dynamic flavors. A lot of people aren’t going to come around to the art we produce and there’s nothing wrong with that. On the other hand, some of the more mature craft beer markets around the country not only appreciate the style of beer we produce but literally line up for it.”
Portland, Oregon is well-known as one of the most diverse and prolific beer cities in the country, many times referred to as BeerVana. When a market is as crowded as Portland, it can be challenging for a brewery to find a distribution partner simply because distributors already have many examples of the styles the brewery produces in their portfolio. New Braunfels Brewing Company found an opportunity with Point Blank Distributing in Portland, Oregon and Pipeline Craft Distributing in Los Angeles, CA.
“Since its founding, Point Blank Distributing has sought to work with the best and most interesting breweries in Oregon, the US, and the World. New Braunfels Brewing presents a unique opportunity to bring a different perspective on wheat and sour beers to the drinkers of Oregon. Point Blank Distributing is excited to present the wonderful beers of New Braunfels Brewing to the craft beer fans of Oregon.” Says Christopher Barnes, Director of Import Beer, Specialty Beer, & Cider for Point Blank Distributing
And we could not agree more.
About New Braunfels Brewing Company
Founded in early 2011 by Kelly and Lindsey Meyer, we brew and blend our wheat beers with a compulsive need to be contrarian and unique. Our 85% white wheat sour beer, Blondine, does much of the heavy lifting for our brewery with our pickle juice BerlinerWeiss, PKL FKR, a close second. Our beers incorporate wine and wine techniques into their design and flavor with attention to food pairings. Our popular Saison de series of fruited sours are our most highly sought-after releases.