Rogue Expands Distribution in Missouri

RogueRogue Ales & Spirits is expanding distribution statewide in Missouri per an agreement with Missouri Beverage (MoBev).

This isn’t the Newport, Ore.-based brewery’s first foray into the state — its beers are available nationwide — but effective this Friday, MoBev and its newly formed craft team will exclusively distribute the brand throughout. As such, consumers in the state already have a sense of brand familiarity with Rogue, said MoBev general manager Derek Holmes.

“There is an incredible craft market in Missouri and Rogue is well established as a quality brand,” he said. “We’re committed to providing them the very best service and look forward to the opportunity to grow together.”

MoBev is working to expand its craft portfolio to showcase local, regional and national brands in the Show Me State. Kick-starting that process, it will start with a Rogue lineup of 17 beers (full lineup below) and five spirits.

“We are fortunate to have a collection of the very best beverages,” added Holmes. “Rogue is right up there among them. We’re thrilled about our new partnership.”

The full lineup of beers that will be distributed throughout Missouri are as follows: American Amber Ale, Dead Guy Ale, Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Mocha Porter, Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, Brutal IPA, Chocolate Stout, Double Chocolate Stout, Mom Hefeweizen, Morimoto Soba Ale, Morimoto Imperial Pilsner, Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA, Rogue Farms Chipotle Ale, Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner, Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale, XS Imperial I2PA, XS Old Crustacean Barleywine.

Before the new partnership with MoBev, Glazer’s had been distributing Rogue’s products in the state.