Tampa, Florida-based Cigar City Brewing (CCB) has announced its products will be available in Missouri starting in May.
Thanks to a partnership with Major Brands of St. Louis, kegs and 12.-oz cans of Jai Alai IPA, Guayabera Citra Pale Ale, Maduro Brown Ale and Mixed 12-Pack will be distributed in Missouri.
Cigar City Brewing is one of the fastest growing brands in the United States. Its Jai Alai IPA is the second best-selling craft six-pack can in the United States, through national IRI reporting.
“If there’s a state that knows its beer, it’s Missouri,” said Neil Callaghan, CCB’s brand manager. “To bring our Florida-inspired beers to the craft beer lovers of Missouri is an incredible opportunity, and we know that there’s no better team than the folks at Major Brands to seize that opportunity. With their help and the help of our CANarchy brothers and sisters, we’ll be able to get the freshest, highest quality beer possible into Missourians’ snifters and pint glasses.”
“We are thrilled to partner with a respected brand such as Cigar City,” said Sue McCollum, Major Brands chair and CEO. “We look forward to helping expand Cigar City Brewing’s presence across Missouri and bringing these quality craft beer products to consumers statewide.”
Market launch events will take place throughout Missouri in May, with Cigar City Brewing representatives traveling from Tampa to celebrate the arrival of the brand.
With the addition of Missouri, CCB’s beer, including award-winning Jai Alai IPA, is available in 31 states and Puerto Rico, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Cigar City Brewing, makers of Jai Alai IPA and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, was founded in 2009 by Joey Redner with the goal of creating world-class beer that reflected the flavors and history of the Tampa Bay region. Cigar City Brewing is a key partner in CANarchy, a craft brewing collective that represents the largest canned craft beer supplier in the country.