Stone Brewing to Debut in Arkansas Celebrate the statewide launch with events beginning on March 28
ESCONDIDO, CA (March 25, 2016) – Stone Brewing is pleased to announce that, starting on March 28, the San Diego-based company’s beers will be available in bars, restaurants and retailers throughout the entire state of Arkansas for the very first time. As its wholesale partners in “The Natural State,” Arkansas Craft Distributors and O’Connor Distributing will distribute Stone’s bold, flavorful and often hop-centric beers. To appropriately celebrate the new market launch, fans are invited to attend events taking place from March 28 through April 1, featuring an impressive lineup of special-release beers and Stone representatives at each location.
“With so many fans asking for Stone to arrive, we’re excited to finally make our beers available in Arkansas.” said Stone VP of Sales Todd Karnig. “This is the first new state we’re launching in 2016, and with Stone Brewing – Richmond opening this year, even more fresh beer will be on its way nationwide.”
Arkansas will join 41 states; Washington, D.C.; 14 countries and Puerto Rico, where Stone beers are already distributed. With the boost in production from Stone Brewing – Richmond, the company plans to distribute to all 50 states by the end of 2016. Stone will also launch five European countries as it prepares for the opening of Stone Brewing – Berlin this summer.
All year-round Stone beers, as well as various limited and special releases, will be distributed in Arkansas, including:
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Go To IPA
Stone Delicious IPA
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Stone Smoked Porter
“We are thrilled to welcome Stone Brewing to Arkansas,” said David Machen, Director of Operations for Arkansas Craft and O’Connor Distributing Alliance. “It’s both the company’s integrity and commitment to quality brewing and the culture of craft beer that make Stone a wonderful partner for us in our great state.”
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th-largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations will be underway in summer 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.