San Francisco, Calif. — Upon re-opening its San Francisco taproom in December 2017 and resurrecting the brewery’s nationwide distribution network following its recent change of ownership, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers grows its robust team of wholesalers and enters new states across the country. Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is thrilled to announce today its debut in the state of Kansas with new distributor, Speakeasy Distribution. The latest addition to Speakeasy Ales & Lagers’ distribution lineup, Speakeasy Distribution now offers Speakeasy Ales & Lagers’ acclaimed flagship beers Prohibition Ale and Big Daddy IPA as well as session beers Baby Daddy and PopGun Pilsner (all four brands are now available in 6-packs with 12 oz. cans). Speakeasy Ales & Lagers works with Speakeasy Distribution to bring for the first time the Speakeasy brand to Kansas.
“Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is a brand and company that fits right in with what we are trying to accomplish as a distributor,” says Ron Elkouri, Owner/CEO of Speakeasy Distribution. “When we first began the discussion about Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, the majority of our retailers had already heard of the brand’s success, which made it easy to launch in the state of Kansas. Specifically, we are able to provide the consumers of Kansas with a high-quality product at an affordable price. We look forward to the continued growth and success!”
“It’s very exciting to be working with Speakeasy Distribution,” says Sam Cappione, Vice President & General Manager of Hunters Point Brewery, Home of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers. “Ron Elkouri, Rick Duncan and the entire team have truly embraced our brand and they have a terrific portfolio of American craft and international beers they’re distributing throughout both Wichita and the state of Kansas. It’s a great time to introduce Speakeasy beers in the Kansas market, we’re looking forward to beer lovers across Kansas having easy access to our classic beers and soon to be released new seasonal beers as well.”
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers are now available in Kansas at select retail outlets. For a list of specific locations, please visit: speakeasyks.com or call 316.641.7272.
About Speakeasy Distribution
Speakeasy Distribution was founded in March 2016 by Wichita native and resident Ron Elkouri, who had a clear vision to provide the people of Kansas with the highest quality adult beverage products at extremely competitive prices. From day one, Speakeasy Distribution has been committed to being a business partner and consultant for our accounts so that together we may all achieve success. Speakeasy Distribution is also committed to the industry’s highest customer service while striving to exceed both our suppliers and customers expectations each and every day and displaying the highest levels of integrity in all aspects of our operations.
About Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batch beers in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997. The brewery started with a single iconic beer, still made today, Prohibition Ale. The hoppy amber beer embodies the spirit of bootleggers and gangsters who persevered when America’s taps ran dry. Speakeasy quickly gained a loyal following with its bold, complex beers, and striking 1920s imagery. Speakeasy’s kingpin Big Daddy IPA is the brewery’s highest seller among its wide array of celebrated beers, from session ales to bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts. In 2013, the Speakeasy Taproom opened serving thousands of local craft beer lovers with fresh draft beer to be enjoyed onsite or to-go in growlers and crowlers.
Speakeasy’s original 15 barrel brewing system was replaced in 2015 during a major expansion, which included a 60 barrel brewhouse, centrifuge, malt handling system, canning line, and an additional 1,200 barrels of fermentation capacity.
Hunters Point Brewery LLC, a company founded by former owner of Horizon Beverage Company, Ces Butner, acquired the Speakeasy beer brands and brewing equipment in 2017. Under new ownership, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers will grow by leaps and bounds. The brewery’s trademark eyes, ubiquitous and cryptic, beckon you to join our mob, no password required.