Late last week, Decorah, Iowa’s, Toppling Goliath Brewing Company announced via Twitter that it will begin distributing its beers in Minnesota.
We now have a distributor for MN and will announce market plans in a press release soon. Licenses applied for. https://t.co/1X9wijdCH1
— TG Brews Hop Patrol (@TGBrews) July 16, 2015
Since opening in 2009, the brewery has made a name for itself with hop bombs like its flagship pale ale PseudoSue and Intergalactic Warrior IPA. Earlier this year, with demand far outpacing Toppling Goliath’s brewing capacity, founder Clark Lewey struck up a deal with contract brewer Brew Hub to begin making Goliath’s flagship beers at its Florida facility.
With the move growing the brewery’s capacity from 3,000 barrels per year to around 20,000, Lewey said it would help them expand distribution to Minnesota quicker than otherwise planned, and it seems he’s making good on that promise.
About 30 minutes prior to making the Minnesota announcement, Toppling Goliath took to Facebook to announce it would also be expanding distribution in its home state of Iowa. Several commenters pleaded with them to come north to Minnesota, though the pleas were met with skeptical responses like “Keep dreaming” from others. Turns out dreams can come true.
In response to additional requests on Twitter to expand to Chicago, Toppling Goliath tweeted that a move into Illinois will come after Minnesota.
A more formal announcement, including details about when and where Goliath’s beers will begin showing up in Minnesota, is expected in the coming weeks.