Boardman, Ore – Never one to rest, Ordnance Brewing has crossed the Columbia River and signed with Kendall’s Pioneer in Kelso, Washington. The distributor will represent Ordnance in Western Washington to Tacoma and up the Columbia Gorge through Skamania County.
“We were really impressed with the experienced team and resources available to build the Ordnance Brewing brand. And, of course, the excellent beer!” noted Heidi Schultz, Business Manager at Kendall’s Pioneer Distributing.
Kendall’s Pioneer begins representing Ordnance Brewing just a few weeks after they signed with General Distributors in Oregon and on the verge of the brewery’s new 50 barrel system’s first brew. Months of work preparing to go to market has come down to the wire as summer approaches and distributor meetings continue.
“We walked away from our meeting impressed and excited. I love going to market with new breweries that understand what it takes to move forward and beyond. Really Looking forward to working with the Ordnance guys,” added Tom Calhoun, Kendall’s Pioneer Key Accounts Manager.
“It’s not often that you sit across a table from a distributor who understands your vision, goals and objectives easily. Even less often that an alliance begins to shape with each taste, each point of the conversation,” noted Ordnance Brewing Director of Sales and Marketing, Dewey Weddington.
“We are very fortunate with out distributor conversations and keep landing with people who want more than simply to move numbers and stacks of yellow beer. We’re aligning with honest craft beer people who believe in the category and the people,” Weddington added.
Ordnance Brewing is an outlier, brewery born of necessity in the arid Columbia Plateau where farming and a day of hard work is the norm. Located in Boardman, Oregon, Ordnance Brewing is expanding to a 50 barrel system with production capability of up to 150,00 barrels annually. Currently, the brewery offers a set of five core beers including Kolsch, FMJ IPA (English Style), EOD IPA (Westcoast style), RX a Rye Extra Pale, a blueberry wheat called Bloops, and a series of limited edition beers. Seeking distribution both domestically and internationally, Ordnance Brewing is poised for steady growth and quality control.