(Hampton, NH) – Smuttynose Brewing Company, New Hampshire’s leading independent craft brewery, is entering the growing Alabama beer market through a statewide distribution arrangement with Birmingham-based International Wine and Craft Beer, Alabama’s leading craft beer distributor. Select Smuttynose beers are already in the market with more variety to come following the launch. Initial shipments include brewery-aged vintage beers and limited releases from Smutty’s revolutionary Beer Vault system. Smuttynose beers are brewed from their LEED Gold-certified headquarters in coastal Hampton, NH.
“Working with International is a smart choice for us,” said Michael Saklad, Smuttynose’s National Sales Director, “They know their markets and they’re really skilled at managing inventory, which is such a crucial skill in today’s beer market. We’re very excited to work with the team in Birmingham.”
International Wines & Craft Beer is a family-owned wholesale beverage distributor based in Birmingham, Alabama and servicing the entire state. International provided our retail and restaurant customers with the best fine wine and craft beer selections available.
“Smuttynose is a pioneer in the craft industry and their passion and spirit of creativity are exactly what we look for in a partner,” said Drew Jones, International’s Craft Beer Specialist, “Everyone at International is excited and honored to represent this brand and we can’t wait to get it into beer drinkers’ hands!”
Smuttynose and International have coordinated a series of launch events around the state.
Monday 7/18: Seeds Meet & Greet (Birmingham) 4:30-7
Finestkind IPA, Blueberry Short Weisse
Tuesday 7/19: Whole Foods (Huntsville) 5-7
Hayseed, Robust Porter, Vunderbar! Pils, Big A IPA
Tuesday 7/19: Wish You Were Beer (Madison) 5-7
Old Brown Dog, Really Old Brown Dog, Finestkind IPA, Smoked Peach Short Weisse
Tuesday 7/19: Liquor Express (Huntsville) 5-7
Hayseed Saison, 2014 Imperial Stout, Finestkind IPA, Smoked Peach Short Weisse
Wednesday 7/20: Piggly Wiggly Homewood (Bham) 4-6
Baltic Porter, Finestkind IPA, Old Brown Dog, Shoals Pale Ale, Vunderbar! Pilsner, Hayseed Summer Saison
Wednesday 7/20: J. Clyde (Birmingham) 7-9
Hayseed Summer Saison, Smoked Cherry Short Weisse, Old Brown Dog, Really Old Brown Dog
Wednesday 7/20: Hop City (Bham) 5-7
Finestkind IPA, Big A IPA, Baltic Porter, Old Brown Dog
Thursday 7/21: Whole Foods Mountain Brook (Bham) 6-8
Big A IPA (draft), Vunderbar! Pils (draft), Finestkind IPA, Blueberry Short Weisse, Shoals Pale Ale
Thursday 7/21: Paramount (Bham) Skeeball Tournament starts at 7:30
Finestkind IPA, Old Brown Dog, Special Release yet to be determined