Deschutes Brewery to partner with seven distributors in North Carolina, US
US-based Deschutes Brewery is set to partner with seven local distributors to introduce its beers across North Carolina next month.
The company will partner with Caffey Distributing Company; Carolina Premium Beverage; Coastal BeverageCompany; Healy Wholesale Company; Long Beverage; Skyland Distributing Company, and United Beverages of North Carolina.
Deschutes Brewery's frontier region director Stacy Denbow said: "With the recent announcement of our second brewing facility and downtown tasting room in Roanoke Virginia, it seemed logical to expand our consumer base to the craft-savvy state of North Carolina.
“We have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to expand there for years."
The company will release its Fresh Squeezed India pale ale (IPA), Black Butte Porter, Pacific Wonderland Lager, and Hop Slice Summer Ale on the draft beginning next month.
In August this year, the brewery will introduce all its beers in six and 12-pack varieties.
Last year, Deschutes Brewery announced plans to build an east coast facility in Roanoke.
The facility is expected to commence operations in 2020 and will increase the brewery's capacity by about 150,000 barrels to start.
At its headquarters in Oregon, the company recently added six new fermentation vessels, a new racking line, pilot brew system, office space, and a new warehouse.
Image: Deschutes Brewery launches in North Carolina with seven distributor partnerships. Photo: courtesy of Deschutes Brewery/PR Newswire Association LLC.