The eminent producer of gluten-free craft beer, Ground Breaker Brewing, has announced new distribution deals with Washington distributors Alpha, Walton, and Olympic. Alpha Distributing, an independently owned Washington based distributor, will be selling their award winning gluten-free craft beers in King, Pierce, Thurston, Snohomish, Mason, Lewis, and Kitsap counties. Alpha will be working with Olympic Distributing to bring Ground Breaker’s gluten-free craft beer to the Olympic Peninsula. Walton Beverage Company, an independent and family owned distributor, is handling distribution in the counties of Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan.
“After four years of sales in Washington we’re extremely excited to be working with these independent, craft beer centered distributors. They are very focused on small craft breweries. Pride and dedication to their brands is what we’re looking for, it fits within our expansion strategy,” said James Neumeister, head of R&D at Ground Breaker Brewing.
Ground Breaker Brewing, who has won a medal all four years they have entered the Great American Beer Festival®, has been expanding distribution into California, Vermont, and Maine since late last year. The company is now redirecting their efforts in Washington.
The Washington distributors will begin distributing Ground Breaker Brewing’s gluten-free craft beer this week. Products being made available include:
IPA No. 5, (Silver medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2015 GABF) 12 oz & 22 oz package, and draught.
Olallie Ale, 12 oz package and draught.
Dark Ale, (Gold medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2014 GABF) 22 oz. package and draught
Pale Ale, (Bronze medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2012 GABF) in a 22 oz package.
Experiment Ale Seasonals, 22 oz. package and draught.
About Alpha Distributing
Alpha Distributing was formed in the spring of 2011 by Aaron Gardner and Jeff Bert, who combined have over 35 years of experience in the craft brewing industry. Together, they saw a need for a new distributor in Western WA who would solely focus on small craft breweries still handling distribution themselves or did not have a current distribution network. Past relationships with a handful of breweries as well as seeking out new opportunities for up and coming brewers and brands has allowed Alpha Distributing the opportunity to put together one of the best portfolios of ales and lagers here in Western Washington.
About Walton Beverage Company
Founded in 1931, Walton Beverage proudly serves 1400+ customers (and growing) within the counties of Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island, and Snohomish within the State of Washington. Their customer service, values, and close partnerships have allowed them to excel in providing a best of class customer experience.
About Olympic Distributing Co.
Since 1979 Olympic Distributing has been supplying beers on the Olympic Peninsula.