Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing has signed with craft-focused wholesaler Hunterdon Brewing Co. for distribution throughout the state of New Jersey, the company announced today.
The launch is slated for September 14 and a number of kick-off events are planned throughout the state.
Clem Pellani, partner and vice president of sales and marketing at Two Roads, said he was excited to partner with Hunterdon.
“It’s a great company with a rich history of selling world class craft beers in the states,” he said. “With their team of passionate craft beer salespeople working alongside our Two Roads sales managers, we are very optimistic about our future in New Jersey.”
The foray into New Jersey follows a $2.4 million expansion at the brewery, which produces both Two Roads proprietary brands and a variety of other craft beers on behalf of capacity-constrained brewers.
Hunterdon currently sells brands from craft stalwarts like Dogfish Head and Ballast Point as well as products from smaller players like The Bruery and Knee Deep Brewing Company. It is owned by Sheenhan Family Companies, which operates distributor outfits in 10 other states and Washington D.C.
In 2014, at the time of the expansion, Two Roads CEO Brad Hittle said the company expected to sell up to 80,000 barrels (including volume from its contract partners)