AleSmith Brewing Company of San Diego, California, announced plans to begin distribution into Michigan starting next month.
The move comes after the brewery’s recent expansion into a 105,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art brewing facility capable of producing enough beer to supply territories it has heretofore been unable to service. With a pair of recent partnerships with Kalamazoo-based Imperial Beverage and Orion Charter Township’s Powers Distributing, AleSmith’s diverse collection of ales will be available in 50 counties throughout Michigan.
“There are exciting things happening on the craft-beer front all throughout Michigan. We’ve known for a long time that it’s someplace our beers need to be and we are delighted to be able to make them a part of the equation for beer-enthusiasts throughout the state,” says AleSmith director of national sales James Valles. “We’re ecstatic over the new bonds we’ve formed with Imperial Beverage and Powers Distributing to cover the majority of this expansive state, and are certain they will uphold our principles of quality, freshness and customer-service.”
AleSmith’s core six-pack offerings, such as AleSmith IPA, AleSmith Nut Brown, and AleSmith Lil’ Devil Belgian-style Pale Ale, are among the first beers that will be available. Numerous other year-round, specialty and seasonal beers will also make their way to Michigan on a regular basis, beginning with spring-summer release AleSmith Double IPA, the quartet of high-gravity beers comprising the 2016 Vintage Series—including AleSmith Decadence Ale, an imperial California common ale debuting in July in celebration of the company’s 21st anniversary—and variations of the world-renowned, coffee-infused AleSmith Speedway Stout.