Odell Brewing expanding distribution to Illinois

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A little slice of Colorado is heading for the Land of Lincoln.

Odell Brewing Company announced today that they’ve partnered with Breakthru Beverage to expand distribution into Illinois. Both draft and packaged beer will be available throughout the entire state starting in February.

“I always said that we wouldn’t distribute in Chicago unless the Cubs won the World Series,” Founder Doug Odell said in a press release. “All kidding aside, Illinois has long been one of the nation’s leading markets. These folks know beer, and as a brewery that has largely distributed in the Rocky Mountain region, we’re excited to step into our first state east of the Mississippi River.”

Odell Brewing plans to launch with bottles, cans, and draft, including their flagship, 90 Shilling, along with Odell IPA, Drumroll APA, Myrcenary Double IPA, seasonal offerings including Runoff Red IPA, limited releases of Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA, and Cellar Series offerings starting with Friek Raspberry & Cherry Sour, followed by Dark Theory Black Cherry Sour. The brewery’s launch in Illinois will mark the 14th state within their distribution footprint.

Launch events will begin in February in Chicago and Downstate Illinois and information about them will be posted here once available.

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