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East Brother Beer Co. Expands Distribution to Pennsylvania

East Brother Beer Co. Expands Distribution to Pennsylvania

East Brother Beer Co. in Richmond, California has announced it has expanded its distribution to Pennsylvania. Full details are below.


(Richmond, CA)—In its fourth year of making classic beers brewed to precision, East Brother Beer Company is proud to announce that it has expanded its distribution in partnership with Shangy’s, Wholesalers for the World’s Finest Brewers, to include the key market of Pennsylvania. The brewery’s portfolio of core classics, plus small production, seasonal releases will be available in state licensed liquor stores throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.
 
“When we started looking at potential new markets, we first looked at where there was a demand for our beer; it didn't take long for us to realize that our Pennsylvania friends were among the most vocal when inquiring about finding our beers. ‘When are you coming to the East Coast?’ was the frequently asked question,” says East Brother Beer’s Co-Founder Rob Lightner. “It also feels very fitting that we’ve landed in the birthplace of classic American lager brewing.”
 
East Brother Beer’s expanded distribution to Pennsylvania follows closely on its summer expansion to Southern California. The independent, fast-growing brewery was co-founded by Lightner and Chris Coomber in 2016. Committed to sticking with classic styles, the brewery’s team crafts stand-outs including a Red Lager, Oatmeal Stout, Red IPA, Gold IPA and the award-winning Bohemian Pilsner—Silver at the 33rd Great American Beer Festival and Gold at the 2019 California Craft Brewer’s Cup.
 
In 2018 on the heels of East Brother Beer’s success with its core beers, the brewery launched a seasonal Lager Series to complement the portfolio. These smaller production beers are where the brewery experiments with innovation and creativity, often collaborating with local maltsters and hops growers to reprise centuries-old recipes like East Brother’s Pre-Prohibition Lager. East Brother also produces a seasonal Freighter Series featuring big & bold ales, among them a Russian Imperial Stout.
 
From California to Pennsylvania, the demand for classic craft lager is growing. Based on a Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine 2020 reader’s poll, craft lager is up there with New England IPA as a style with staying power. In Pennsylvania, craft lager isn’t just a growing trend; it’s a time-honored tradition since the introduction of lagers to Philadelphia almost 200 years ago, where a future tradition was born.
 
About East Brother Beer Company
With attention to detail and long-term vision, East Brother Beer Company is dedicated to producing beers that are both timeless, and timely, for the classic American palate, delivering their quality beers to premium restaurants, cafés, bars, specialty markets, chain and grocery stores. And always pouring fresh from the source in Richmond, California. For additional information, please visit: www.eastbrotherbeer.com or follow East Brother Beer Company on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
 
About Shangy's
Building exquisite brands is our business. Since 1980, Shangy’s has been hand-selling specialty beer brands across Eastern PA. We are very proud of the fact that Shangy’s is the first “Craft-only” distributor in America, and the largest specialty beer wholesaler in the state of Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves on hand-picking the finest portfolio of brewery partners from around the world. Direct distribution to over 5,000 independent and chain accounts.
 
To find East Brother Beer, please click here. For more information and accolades, please visit East Brother’s press room.