Saint Archer Expands Throughout Bay Area

Though a partnership has been in the works for two years, Saint Archer Brewing is now finally set to expand distribution throughout the San Francisco Bay area with DBI Beverage Inc.

Beginning October 6, the San Diego brewery’s four core offerings will be made available throughout San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Truckee, Chico, Ukiah, Stockton and Napa in the canned 6-pack format as well as in 22-ounce bottles.

“The Bay Area and Northern California in general have always been key drivers in the craft beer market,” said Josh Landan, Saint Archer founder and president, in a news release. “The region is a natural fit with the lifestyles we all live and the values we hold as a California company.”

It’s the first move from the company since an expansion in early August that boosted capacity 45 percent. At the time, Landan told Brewbound that even with the extra room to breathe, demand was still such in California that the company couldn’t yet fathom adding any new markets that weren’t already in the works, like the Bay area.

“We’re going to be basically available from Santa Cruz, which is also very close to our hearts, all the way to the Oregon border. It’s a big deal for us,” Landan told Brewbound. “That’s a pretty massive territory.”

As such, the brewery, which just celebrated its first anniversary in May, is already planning its next “major” facility expansion. Construction, Landan told Brewbound, will likely begin in early 2015 and enable the company to produce 55,000 barrels per year, up from around 30,000.