Cigar City Brewing Press Release
TAMPA, FL – Following a record year for sales and growth in 2018, Cigar City Brewing has announced its expansion into the Ohio market in January 2019. Kegs and twelve-ounce cans of Jai Alai IPA, Guayabera Citra Pale Ale and Mixed 12-Pack, their newest year-round offering, will be available while Maduro Brown Ale and Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale will enter the market as draft-exclusive releases beginning on January 1st, 2019.
Thanks to a new partnership with Bonbright Distributors, Cigar City Brewing’s offerings will now be available across the Miami Valley.
Looking to build on the substantial presence of CANarchy portfolio-mates Oskar Blues Brewery, Cigar City Brewing enters the Ohio market poised for strong and sustained growth following their launch. One of the fastest growing brands in the United States, CCB boasts the best-selling craft six-pack can in the US through national IRI reporting in Jai Alai IPA with other year-round and seasonal offerings complementing. National and international awards and accolades have garnered attention for the brewery since its first brew day in 2009.
“We couldn’t be happier to bring our Florida-inspired beers to the Buckeye State,” says Neil Callaghan, CCB’s El Lector. “We’ve had our sights set on Ohio for quite a while and how that we’ve found the best wholesalers in the state, we’re ready to join the Ohio craft beer community. With their help and the help of our CANarchy brothers and sisters, we’ll be able to get the freshest, highest quality beer possible into Ohioans snifters and pint glasses.”
Market launch events will be taking place throughout Ohio in January with numerous Cigar City Brewing representatives traveling from Tampa to celebrate the arrival of the brand. These events will be incredible opportunities for Ohio’s craft beer fans to learn about Cigar City Brewing’s history and first-rate beer from the people who know it best.
CCB’s beer, including award-winning Jai Alai IPA, is available in twenty-four states encompassing Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Utah, Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Delaware, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Maryland, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Ohio as well as Puerto Rico, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, and the United Kingdom.
Visit Cigar City Brewing’s website [www.cigarcitybrewing.com] for full beer information and to find CCB beer closest to you.
About Cigar City Brewing:
Cigar City Brewing, makers of Jai Alai IPA and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, was founded in 2009 by Joey Redner with the goal of creating world-class beer that reflected the flavors and history of the Tampa Bay region. This unique approach has resonated with local and national markets and the brewery has quickly grown to produce over 140,000 barrels of beer annually. Accolades have poured in since the brewery’s inception, including appearances on ratebeer.com’s Top 10 Breweries Worldwide six times. Cigar City Brewing is a key partner in CANarchy, a craft brewing collective that represents the largest canned craft beer supplier in the country.
Founded in 2015, CANarchy is a collective of like-minded brewers dedicated to bringing quality and innovative flavors to beer drinkers in the name of independent craft beer. The portfolio of craft breweries, partially funded by Fireman Capital Partners, includes Oskar Blues Brewery, Perrin Brewing Company, Cigar City Brewing, Squatters Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery, Deep Ellum Brewing and Three Weavers Brewing and is challenging corporate convention to preserve independent craft beer culture. CANarchy has become the #1 provider of American craft beer in a can by bringing value to distributors, retailers and beer drinkers. Cigar City Brewing’s Jai Alai IPA and Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale are currently the #1 and #2 sold craft can six packs in U.S. Grocery. The CANarchy platform brewed nearly 350,000 bbls in 2017, reaching all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and over a dozen international markets.