Crest Beverage, a San Diego-based beer distributor owned by Reyes Beverage Group, has purchased distribution rights of Mike Hess Brewing (MHB) from California-based L Knife & Son’s Craft Beer Distribution for an undisclosed amount.

As per the deal, Crest will be involved in distribution, sales and logistics of MHB’s full line, including both draft releases and its newly released flagship line of canned beers.

MHB recently opened its 30-barrel production brewery at the North Park community that produces nearly 15,000 barrels of beer annually.

MHB owner Mike Hess said that Crest has years of experience in the San Diego craft beer market, and that is a definite advantage for the company.

"We have a wide spectrum of great beer styles — from lighter Kölsch and Orange Honey Wheat to Session and West Coast IPAs. With Crest’s large footprint and highly trained sales team, our beers will not only be available in the biggest and best accounts in San Diego, but in a much wider selection of accounts where customers would like to enjoy local craft," added Hess.

Crest Beverage president Steve Sourapas Jr said that MHB is a major contributor to the vibrant San Diego craft beer scene and the company is pleased to team up with the brewery to distribute its brands across San Diego.