(TAMPA, FL & ASHEVILLE, NC) – Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing is proud to announce the addition of North Carolina to the brewery’s distribution network. This is the second new state to receive deliveries of Cigar City Brewing’s award-winning beer in over four years. CCB will be partnering with numerous distribution partners to cover the state including Skyland Distributing Co., United Beverages of North Carolina, R.H. Barringer Distributing Company, Long Beverage Inc., Carolina Distributing LLC, Healy Wholesale Co Inc., Atlantic Shores Distributors, Coastal Beverage Co. and City Beverage Co Inc. 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.
Market launch events will be taking place across North Carolina from March 21st thru March 29th with numerous Cigar City Brewing representatives present, including Cigar City Brewing’s El Lector Neil Callaghan and Brand Manager Lucas Widrick. These events will be incredible opportunities for North Carolina’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 official North Carolina Launch Party will be taking place at Oskar Blues’ Tasty Weasel Taproom in Brevard on Saturday, March 25th beginning at noon. This event will feature specialty Cigar City Brewing taps, a Jai Alai-infused food special from the Oskar Blues CHUBwagon food truck and live music from South Carolina rockers The Excons from 6-8pm.
Cigar City Brewing’s beer, including award-winning Jai Alai IPA, is now available in eight states encompassing Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee and North Carolina. Cigar City Brewing’s ales and lagers are also exported to the country of Denmark.
Cigar City Brewing’s North Carolina Launch Events
Week of 3/20 – Raleigh
● 3/21: Tyler’s Durham
● 3/22: Raleigh Times
● 3/23: Raleigh Beer Garden
Week of 3/20 – Brevard
● 3/25: Launch party at Oskar Blues Brewery’s Tasty Weasel Taproom in Brevard Week of 3/27 – Asheville
● 3/27: Barley’s (Asheville)
● 3/28: Creekside Tavern
● 3/29: Black Rose (Hendersonville)
Week of 3/27 – Charlotte
● 3/28: Brawley’s Beverage
● 3/29: Duckworth’s (Huntersville)
● 3/30: Pub Crawl — Harris Teeter #11, Growler USA, Kit’s Trackside Craft, The
Fillmore Charlotte (for The Flaming Lips show)
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.