New Belgium Brewing, a Colorado-based craft brewery, is all set to expand its distribution footprint to West Virginia.

The move is part of the company’s plans to distribute its beers across the 50 states of the country before 2018. West Virginia is the brewery’s 41st state of distribution.

The brewery has signed wholesale agreements with six distributors in the region to meet its distribution targets.

The distributors are Capital Beverage Company (MC), Northern Eagle (ABI), Wine and Beverage Merchants of West Virginia (Coors), Eagle Distributing Company (ABI), The American Beer Company (ABI) and Jefferson Distributing Company (ABI) for the new venture.

Some of the brews that will be immediately available for sale include Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Slow Ride Session IPA, a new year-round offering, and Spring Seasonal.

New Belgium divisional sales director Rich Rush said: "We’ve spent a lot of time in West Virginia this past year and there is definitely a strong, emerging craft scene there.

"We’re excited to get to work and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers, retailers, and our distributor partners in West Virginia."

New Belgium Brewing is also constructing its brewery in new Asheville, which is expected to begin operations soon.

With the added capacity, New Belgium hopes to distribute the products online.