Schilling Beer Co. Signs with Vacationland Distributors, LLC
(Hampstead, New Hampshire) – The team at Vacationland Distributors, LLC. proudly announce the signing of Schilling Beer Co. and Resilience from Littleton, New Hampshire. This is the first New Hampshire brand to be represented by Vacationland Distributors recent New Hampshire expansion, and the owners of both operations are thrilled with this new partnership.
“The Schilling Beer Co. and Resilience team perfectly represent the kind of craft brewery we want to work with,” says Jim O’Brien, Co-Founder of Vacationland Distributors, LLC. “The team behind these two brands are making world-class beer. Schilling Beer Co. focuses on beers with a progressive European influence, while also brewing hop-forward American styles under the banner of their American ale project: Resilience . Their ethos and approach are what the craft beer world needs most right now: they are laser-focused on brewing the best beer on the planet, yet they don’t take themselves too seriously.”
Jeff Cozzens, CEO/Co-Founder of Schilling and Resilience says “Distributing our beers at all is a tough concept for us because we like to be in total control of the liquids that Head Brewer John Lenzini and his team produce. There is so much passion, thought and toil that goes into every Schilling Beer Co. and Resilience beer that it’s challenging for us to entrust its care and handling to others. While we work with superb distributors in Vermont, Massachusetts and Michigan, it’s taken us five years to find a truly independent craft-only NH distributor who shares our values and total commitment to quality. That search has ended with Vacationland, and we’re proud to partner with them.”
“Besides Vacationland’s evident commitment to handling great beer with care—something we’ve already experienced first-hand working with them in Maine—we really enjoy working with them as people. While we take our beer very seriously, we’re doing something wrong if we aren’t also enjoying the ride. We have kindred spirits at Vacationland and love the jibber-jabber with these guys. They’re hard-working people but they keep it real,” says Stuart Cozzens, Schilling and Resilience Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer.
John Lenzini, Co-Founder of Schilling and Resilience and Head Brewer declares “We found an immediate resonance with Vacationland’s story as a small, family- and friend-run business that’s focused on controlled, quality-first growth. They’re a lot like us in this way. It’s also really nice to trust the people who are handling the beers that we work so hard to produce.”