AleSmith Brewing Expands Distribution to North Texas Via Andrews Distribution
(Dallas, TX) – The Andrews Distributing team is excited to announce a partnership with AleSmith Brewing Company of San Diego, Calif.
AleSmith was founded in 1995 in a small, single-unit space in the commercial district of Miramar, San Diego and packed to the gills with a 15-barrel brew system, tasting bar, office and small-but-formidable three-man team. Today, the AleSmith team comprises more than 70 passionate members crafting an expansive portfolio of artisanal beers from a 105,000-square-foot facility equipped with a state-of-the- art 80-barrel brewhouse that will eventually produce 250,000 barrels annually.
The brewery has won a variety of industry awards for their beers and brewing practices. Most notably, AleSmith was named Small Brewing Company and Brewer of the Year at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival, and #1 Best Brewery in the World and #1 Brewery in California based on consumer reviews via RateBeer.com in 2014. AleSmith has also amassed 17 GABF medals and nine World Beer Cup medals over its 20-year history.
Bob Sullivan, Andrews vice president of craft brand building, said the award-winning brewery will be warmly welcomed by beer enthusiasts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“In our efforts to continue offering North Texas world-class beers, we are thrilled that AleSmith’s new San Diego brewery will provide capacity for Andrews to bring one of the highest-rated portfolios of American craft beers to the Metroplex’s beer enthusiasts,” Sullivan said.
James Valles, AleSmith sales director, said his team looks forward to joining the rapidly growing Texas craft beer market.
“Texas’ craft beer scene is growing at an impressive pace. We are eager to add our beer to the equation and are extremely excited to partner with Andrews Distributing’s knowledgeable craft beer team,” Valles said. “Andrews’ great reputation and commitment to exceptional service makes us confident in entrusting our brands to them in the Lone Star State.”
Andrews plans to launch the AleSmith portfolio January 18, 2016 in DFW. The first brands to enter the market will be AleSmith’s IPA, Nut Brown, Lil’ Devil and Speedway Stout, plus seasonal and limited- release beers in both package and draft.
For additional information about AleSmith and their portfolio, please visit www.AleSmith.com. ###
Andrews Distributing Co. is one of the nation’s largest beer distributors with facilities in Dallas, Allen, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi. Andrews Distributing’s home office is located in Dallas, Texas. Andrews Distributing represents 39 brewing partners, more than 300 brands, and 1,400 proud team members.
For information about Andrews visit www.andrewsdistributing.com.