Burlington, VT — Switchback Brewing Company, Vermont’s first 100% employee-owned brewery, is excited to announce they are completing distribution coverage in the state of Massachusetts, by teaming up with Horizon Beverage in the Boston and Cape Cod region and Girardi Distributors in western and northern parts of the state.
Switchback Brewing Co. beers have been available throughout much of the state over the last few years, starting with Williams Distributing in Western MA, Quality Beverages in Central/Southeastern MA, along with Merrimack Valley Distributing in the North Shore. The response in the state has been overwhelming and the brewery is exhilarated to achieve the goal of complete coverage in the full footprint of Massachusetts.
A new expansion of the fermentation cellar will enable the brewery to keep up with the demand in these new territories. As always, the flagship Switchback Ale is being brewed on a 66 barrel copper brewhouse, and left unfiltered and 100% naturally carbonated through a special process using a proprietary yeast strain.
As of May 1st , 2017, Switchback Ale will be readily available in Boston and Cape Cod through a distribution partnership with Horizon Beverage. In addition, Switchback will expand in western and northern Massachusetts with Girardi Distributors of Pittsfield and Athol. The rollout into the market will begin with the flagship Switchback Ale, available on draught in kegs as well as the unique 12 oz stubby bottles in package stores. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in your local watering holes to see that familiar Switchback Ale branding!
About Switchback Brewing Company
Switchback Brewing Company was founded in 2002 by master brewer Bill Cherry and his longtime friend Jeff Neiblum. The vision was to concentrate limited resources into making beers that achieve the highest quality possible. To maximize complexity and flavor the beer is left unfiltered and carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself, creating a 100% naturally conditioned beer. The result is a beer that defies easy description, because it is brewed to a flavor idea and not based on any existing style guidelines. Switchback’s flagship beer, Switchback Ale—the number one selling draught beer in Vermont— along with Citra-Pils Keller Bier and Connector IPA are brewed year-round. Switchback’s Rotating Specials include Extra Pale Ale, Märzen Fest Bier, Roasted Red Ale, Dooley’s Belated Porter, Slow-Fermented Brown Ale, and SwitchBOCK Keller Bier. Switchback beers are brewed in Burlington, VT and are distributed in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.