Shmaltz Brewing Partners with Rhode Island Distributing Co.

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — Shmaltz Brewing Company is thrilled to announce it’s now working with a new Rhode Island distributor, Rhode Island Distributing Co. LLC. The latest addition to Shmaltz’s network of distributors across the country, Rhode Island Distributing Co. LLC enhances the regional retail presence and draft availability of the award-winning craft beer line: He’brew — The Chosen Beer. Shmaltz teams up with Rhode Island Distributing Co. LLC to bring rejuvenated focus and attention to the Shmaltz brand throughout the state of Rhode Island. Shmaltz’s distribution growth throughout the country comes on the heels of opening a new 20,000 square feet brewing facility in Clifton Park, NY. Shmaltz increased its staff to 30 employees to oversee its latest capacity expansion from 20K barrels to 35K barrels per year.

“We couldn’t be happier with our decision to work with Rhode Island Distributing Co. LLC,” said Jeremy Cowan, Founder of Shmaltz Brewing Company. “They have wholeheartedly embraced our craft beer portfolio and are as excited as we are about growing our presence here in Rhode Island, which has deep roots in beer and a booming craft beer scene. The entire family at Rhode Island Distributing Co. LLC has welcomed our brand and you can feel the level of enthusiasm from everyone in the company. We look forward to this exciting chapter of our growth with them.”

This week, Shmaltz Brewing hosts an official “Rhode Island Launch Party” at the Malted Barley:

*Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ The Malted Barley (334 Westminster Street, Providence, RI, 8pm – 10pm): Michael Thompson (Shmaltz Brewing, Northeast Regional Sales Manager) and Jessica Rice (Shmaltz Brewing, National Sales Coordinator) feature four Shmaltz beers at their “Rhode Island Launch Party” including Pastrami Pilsner, Funky Jewbelation (Barrel Aged Sour), Hop Monna IPA, and Chanukah in Kentucky (Barrel Aged Dark Ale). Information on these beers is available at

Shmaltz’s national wholesaler network expands to 30 states, and He’brew — The Chosen Beer is also available internationally in both Canada and Hong Kong.

For a full list of Shmaltz’s distributors, please visit:

About Rhode Island Distributing Co. LLC.

Our company is comprised of wholesale distribution groups focusing in two major industries: Flooring and Beverages. In 1959 Antonio Mancini purchased a liquor distributor called Providence Beverage Co. They started with 15 employees; some that are still with us today. As time progressed consolidation among distributors in the beverage industry provided expansion opportunities for the Company (in fact there were some twenty-nine distributors in the late 50’s and now there are only a few). In 1989 the Company entered into a shared service-shipping venture known as Centrex. This partnership is one of the first distribution centers of its kind in the wholesale beverage distribution business.

Our beverage companies now represent some of the most influential producers in the business, carrying major brands in most beverage categories.

Our combined entities have the resources, both human and financial, to manage a top performing business for our vendors, customers, and employees. We have a management team with the determination, commitment and dedication to keep moving us forward. We look ahead to continuing growth in all our businesses.

About Shmaltz Brewing Company

Founder and owner Jeremy Cowan established Shmaltz Brewing in San Francisco in 1996. The first 100 cases of He’brew Beer were hand-bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area from the back of his Grandmother’s Volvo. Shmaltz Brewing now sells He’brew Beer across 30 states, through 40 wholesalers and in nearly 5,000 retailers.

After 17 years of being an outspoken cheerleader for contract brewing, Cowan and staff opened their own New York State production brewery in 2013 in Clifton Park, 10 minutes north of Albany. Shmaltz’s home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 30,000 barrels of annual capacity and packages a diverse and tasty variety of core and seasonal favorites in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and kegs. The Shmaltz Tasting Room is open five days a week (Wed-Sun) and offers tours, barrel-aged previews, beer-to-go, and special releases. ranked Shmaltz as one of the “Top 100 Brewers in the World” in 2013, and the brewery brought home 1 platinum, 10 gold and 6 silver medals from the World Beer Championships in the past several years.