Craft Brewery to Expand Louisiana Footprint with Schilling Distributing Co.
LAFAYETTE, LA; (7.18.16) – SweetWater Brewing Co. continues its expansion in Louisiana with the following parishes: Lafayette, Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion. Schilling Distributing, a 66 years old, family owned company, will lead distribution of the brew starting July 18.
“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with such a tremendous brewery and being able to bring another great portfolio of beers to the people of Acadiana,” said Buddy Schilling, General Manager of Schilling Distributing. “SweetWater makes outstanding liquid that will fit right in with our Cajun culture.
Craft beer lovers will find SweetWater’s signature 420 Extra Pale Ale, award winning IPA, crowd pleasing Blue, plus seasonals like summer’s popular Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, and limited release styles like Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, and Pit & Pendulum. SweetWater will be on draft at bars and restaurants, in grocery stores, package stores, and specialty bottle shops.
Those in Lafayette, Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion Parishes should follow SweetWater’s Louisiana Facebook page and Twitter handle for information on launch events, and where they can spot the brewery’s iconic rainbow trout tap handles. They can also use Schilling Distributing’s free LiquidFinder App to find bars, restaurants and stores carrying SweetWater in and around Acadiana.
There are some rollout events planned, including:
- 7/20 – The Wurst Biergarten
- 7/20 – Whole Foods
- 7/21 – Social Southern Table & Bar
- 7/21 – The Tap Room
- 7/22 – The Jefferson Street Green Room
To learn more about SweetWater Brewing Co. and its full lineup of brands, visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com.
ABOUT SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY: SweetWater Brewing Company is an Atlanta-based craft brewery living by the motto "Don't Float the Mainstream!" The award-winning lineup of year-round beers includes SweetWater 420, IPA, Blue, Take Two Pils, and Georgia Brown. SweetWater also features a catch and release series of beers available on a limited basis throughout the year and an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series. SweetWater Brewery – located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta – is open for tours every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. For more information about SweetWater Brewing Company, please visit www.sweetwaterbrewing.com. Hang out with your social thang out and follow SweetWater Brewing Company on Twitter/ Instagram @sweetwaterbrew, or become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/sweetwaterbrew.
ABOUT SCHILLING DISTRIBUTING COMPANY: Schilling Distributing was founded in 1950 by Herbert Schilling exclusively selling Anheuser-Busch products. Schilling currently operates out of a 151,000 sq. foot warehouse selling 4 million cases annually. They operate as Lafayette’s only locally-owned alcohol beverage distributor under Mr. Herbert E. Schilling II and his son, Mr. Charles “Buddy” H. Schilling, II, and have transitioned from an exclusive beer wholesaler to a diversified beverage distributorship. With time-honored loyalty and experience, Schilling continues to efficiently deliver alcoholic and non-alcoholic products by outstanding personnel resulting in an exceptional experience for our retail customers. Schilling is the Official Beer Distributor of Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics.