Pizza Port Expands Distribution to Nevada

LAS VEGAS — For the first time, Pizza Port Brewing Company’s celebrated craft beer will be distributed outside of Southern California, as Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada introduces it to the Las Vegas and Reno markets.

Soon to be available at bars, restaurants, special events and retailers, Pizza Port Brewing Company will roll-out its Nevada distribution with three styles of the cult-followed beer, including Chronic Ale, Swami’s India Pale Ale and Ponto Sessionable India Pale Ale.

“The craft beer scene in Nevada is growing and we want Pizza Port to be a part of it,” said Gina Marsaglia, president and CEO of Pizza Port Brewing Company. “Our brand is committed to delivering a fun and unique drinking experience, which fits Las Vegas perfectly and aligns with the mission of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada.”

Ian Staller, Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s executive vice president and general manager, said, “With the significant volume of Southern Californians traveling to Las Vegas, Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada seeks to offer them a beer that they know and love. Additionally, partnering with Pizza Port provides an opportunity to introduce a world-class brewery to a global audience.”

The first three Pizza Port Brewing Company beers available in Nevada feature distinct flavor profiles and numerous pairing opportunities:

  • Chronic Ale: This mellow amber ale is clean and easy to drink. The malt-forward taste is supported by hints of caramel and earthy hops for balance, pairing well with casual cuisine such as pizza and barbeque.
  • Ponto S.I.P.A.: This sessionable brew delivers huge piney and citrusy flavors to satisfy both the most intense hop heads as well as the I.P.A. novice. This low ABV beer is recommended to accentuate the rich flavors of Mexican food.
  • Swami’s I.P.A.: In quintessential West Coast style, Pizza Port’s original India Pale Ale features a lightly malted, dry, crisp taste with hints of pine and citrus. It is ideal for pairing with spicy cuisines and seafood.

Beginning in 1987, Pizza Port Brewing Company originally gained notoriety for its sophisticated cuisine served in a fun and approachable pizza shop by the beach. After Co-Founder Vince Marsaglia took up the hobby of home brewing, Pizza Port Brewing Company developed into an award-winning craft beer phenomenon, racking up 85 Great American Beer Festival medals since 2000, with five brewpubs throughout Southern California.

Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada will begin distribution of the Chronic Ale, Swami’s I.P.A. and Ponto S.I.P.A. in mid-October and will increase diversity of styles and availability of Pizza Port Brewing Company in Las Vegas and Reno over the coming months.

About Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada

Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada is the state’s leading wine, spirits, beer and beverage distribution company. Since being formed in 1972, Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada has been known for its historic commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service, best-in-industry professional and well-trained sales, operational and support staff, its ongoing investments in and contributions to hospitality and beverage education for its staff, its customers and to many national educational institutions. In addition, guided by the leadership of Senior Managing Director Larry Ruvo, Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada is justly respected for its deeply held belief in the importance of giving back, for being a socially responsible corporate citizen and for making generous contributions to national, state and local charitable organizations. A testament to the company’s commitment to education and community, the Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada Academy of Spirits and Fine Service and its School of School of Fine Wine and Beverage Service both work in conjunction with the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration to support Nevada and the future leaders of the hospitality industry. For more information: www.southernwine.com.

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