Cigar City Brewing Company Announces Tennessee Distribution
Continued growth is on the horizon for Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing with 2017 kicking off with the addition of Tennessee to the brewery’s distribution network. This marks the first new state to receive deliveries of Cigar City’s award-winning beer in over four years. CCB will be partnering with Nashville’s Lipman Brothers Distributing, serving Middle Tennessee including the cities of Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. Twelve ounce cans of Jai Alai IPA, Maduro Brown Ale, Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale, Invasion Pale Ale and Tampa-Style Lager can currently be found in this new market, with draft beer to follow shortly behind.
“It’s been a long time coming but for the first time in many years, we’re able to introduce a brand new market to our Tampa-inspired ales and lagers,” says CCB’s El Lector, Neil Callaghan. “Tennessee’s beer community is one that’s educated and excited about new and innovative craft beer, so the decision to expand to the Volunteer State was an easy one. Lipman Brothers’ talented team has been bringing Tennessee the world’s finest craft beer for years and their commitment to putting the freshest product into beer lover’s hands matches our own commitment to brewing the most innovative, highest quality products.”
Market launch events will be taking place in Nashville from January 16th thru January 20th with numerous Cigar City representatives present, including Cigar City Brewing’s COO Justin Clark and El Lector Neil Callaghan. These events will be incredible opportunities for Tennessee’s craft beer fans to enjoy some of the first CCB beer to be shipped to the state and to learn about Cigar City Brewing’s brand and it’s award winning beer from the people who know it best.
Cigar City Brewing’s beer, including award-winning Jai Alai IPA, is now available in seven states encompassing Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Tennessee. Cigar City ales and lagers are also exported to the country of Denmark.
Cigar City Brewing’s Tennessee Launch Events
5 PM: Flying Saucer Nashville (111 10th Ave S #310, Nashville)
4 PM: Jack Brown’s (1123 3rd Ave N, Nashville)
4 PM: Hop Stop (2909 Gallatin Pike, Nashville)
7 PM: 12 South (2318 12th Ave S, Nashville)
6 PM: Smoker’s Abbey: (604 Gallatin Ave, Nashville)
7 PM: 3 Crow Bar (1024 Woodland St, Nashville)
7 PM: Tenn Sixteen (1016 Woodland St, Nashville)
4 PM: Craft Brewed (2502 Franklin Pike, Nashville)
4 PM: Red Dog Wine and Spirits (1031 Riverside Dr, Franklin)
7 PM: Brewhouse Midtown (1900 Broadway, Nashville)
7:30 PM: Brewhouse South (1855 Galleria Blvd, Franklin)
4 PM: Maryland Farms Wine and Spirits (101 Creekside Crossing #800, Brentwood)
Visit Cigar City Brewing’s website [www.cigarcitybrewing.com] to find the CCB beer closest to you.
About Cigar City Brewing:
Cigar City Brewing, makers of Jai Alai and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, was founded in 2009 by Joey Redner with the goal of creating quality beer that reflected the flavors and history of the Tampa region. This unique perspective resonated with the local and national markets alike and the brewery has quickly grown from 1,000 barrels of beer in 2009 to an excess of 65,000 barrels produced in 2016. The 2016 partnership with Oskar Blues of Lyons, Colorado ushered in a new era of growth for this Florida-based organization, with new markets and technologies on the horizon.