The Fat Cat Beer Company Expands Distribution Into Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VA. The Fat Cat Beer Company, makers of “sessionable,” handcrafted beer in a can, announced it entered into a distribution agreement with Virginia Imports to bring its craft beer into parts of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Founded in 1978, family-owned Virginia Imports possesses a portfolio of select, high-quality craft beers and will be responsible for the distribution of Fat Cat’s products in Northern and portions of Western Virginia.

“Fat Cat not only makes great session beers, but they’re also outstanding craft beers at an affordable price. It’s not very often you can find a 12-pack can that encompasses those two qualities,” said Jay Colston, President of Virginia Imports. “We know customers in the region will really appreciate these beers and we’re excited to play a key role in the growth of their brand.”

The Fat Cat Beer Company currently offers four distinctly different craft beers, including its Fat CatÔäó Lager, Sultans of WheatÔäó, ShawShank’s InjunctionÔäó Pale Ale and Beale StÔäó Brown Ale. Its IPA is expected in late March.

“We’ve been very selective with the markets we enter. Not only must the area be extremely supportive of craft beer, our brands need to become a priority for the distributor ,and part of a mutually acceptable marketing plan ,” said Bruce Taub, President of The Fat Cat Beer Company. “ The folks at Virginia Imports have embraced our brands. We’re looking forward to working with them and the arrival of Fat Cat into parts of Virginia!”

About The Fat Cat Beer Company, LLC

The Fat Cat Beer Company, LLC is known for providing iconically packaged, handcrafted session beers that are complex in nature, but smooth in taste. Fat Cat beers are brewed under its proprietary statements of process and tested for quality assurance. Its Vienna Lager was the first craft beer in a can when it debuted in 1994. The beers are currently available in four states, including Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Virginia, with expansion plans to California and other markets later this year. To learn more, visit or follow them on Twitter @TheFatCatBeerCo or Facebook

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