Crooked Stave Expands Distribution to Georgia & Connecticut
(Denver, CO) – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is expanding distribution of its wild and sour beers to Georgia and Connecticut, thanks to its distribution relationship with 12 Percent Imports (Brooklyn, NY). With adding these two new markets, Crooked Stave is now distributed throughout 5 different states through 12 Percent Imports.
“We have a great relationship with Brian Ewing at 12 Percent Imports and we have a great admiration of what he has done within the craft beer world,” says Crooked Stave Owner/Head Brewer Chad Yakobson. “Thanks to Brian and his distribution network we are able to expand into new markets and bring our passion-driven beers to new drinkers.”
Savannah Distributing will be handling distribution of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in Georgia, while Northeast Distribution will manage statewide distribution in Connecticut with five initial offerings hitting these new markets: Vieille Artisanal Saison, Surette Provision Saison, St. Bretta Citrus Wildbier, Origins Burgundy Sour, and Nightmare on Brett, a dark sour aged in Leopold Brothers whiskey barrels.
Growing out-of-state distribution is one of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project’s short-term goals as it expands production and moves brewing operations in-house. The brewery recently relocated its brewing equipment, including the coolship and 25-hectoliter brewhouse, from its taproom location at 3350 Brighton Blvd. in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood to its former Barrel Cellar location off of 46th and Pecos St. in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood. The location, now formerly known as the Barrel Cellar, is undergoing an expansion in order to house all brewing, barrel-aging and packaging under one roof, which will be a first for Crooked Stave.
About Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Crooked Stave is the culmination of “Founder and Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing blends science and art through creativity and passion. The artistic creations, all of which use Brettanomyces yeast and mature in oak, result in beers of extraordinary complexity.
About 12 Percent Imports
Founded in 2008, 12 Percent Imports is focused on a portfolio comprised of a diverse mix of brewers from around the globe. Whether they are die-hard traditionalists using centuries-old techniques or innovators breaking the boundaries of style, 12 Percent Imports distributes artisans producing superior handcrafted ales.