(Papillion, NE) – Nebraska Brewing Company announces expanded distribution into the State of Illinois specifically in the territory of Chicago. Distribution rights have been granted to Chicago Beverage Systems effective immediately.
The oldest member of the Reyes Holdings family of businesses, Chicago Beverage Systems began with the acquisition of Campbell Distributing in Chicago, Illinois in November 1979. Today, Chicago Beverage Systems is the leading beer distributor in one of the world’s largest beer markets.
Sales of Nebraska Brewing Company brands in Chicago commenced during mid-‐June 2015 with owners Paul & Kim Kavulak and their sales team in-‐market.
The introduction of Nebraska Brewing Company brands into Chicago represents further expansion into mature, healthy, and vibrant Craft Beer markets within the United States. The rollout into Chicago will begin with the standard core brands in draught and cans and a limited selection of Reserve Series beers. The Reserve Series line is comprised of beers aged in Chardonnay, Whiskey, Brandy, and Rum barrels. Each beer in the Reserve Series rate 96 to 99 points according to RateBeer, while the core IPA rates a solid 96. Most recently, Cardinal Pale Ale was awarded Gold at the coveted European Beer Star Awards and is currently the #1 ranked Pale Ale in Europe based upon this year’s competition.
Paul Kavulak, President of Nebraska Brewing Company stated: “In retrospect, Chicago was one of the first markets we had hoped to enter with our draught beers coming out of our brewpub.” Adding, “The early naiveté associated with a fledgling brewery made the desire to entire markets much larger than our capacity an unrealistic goal. I’m glad things worked out the way they did and that we’re now entering Chicago with a newer, larger brewery and the capacity and brands to satisfy a knowledgeable Craft Beer drinker.”
Joe Morrison, Craft Brand Manager at Chicago Beverage Systems said “Chicago Beverage Systems is proud and excited to bring Nebraska Brewing Company to the Chicago market. They are a great addition to the already flourishing beer scene. Nebraska Brewing Company is a perfect fit for Chicago providing a unique and creative barrel program in addition to core beers that are true to style and quality.”
Kim Kavulak, Vice President of Nebraska Brewing Company added: “Chicago represents a diverse, well educated craft beer market. Our early desire to enter this market has now met with the timing of our expansion and we are excited to bring our portfolio of award winning beers to a city with such great taste.”
Nebraska Brewing Company was formed in November of 2007 and has established itself as a Midwest Innovator of quality Craft Beers and artisanal Barrel‐Aged Products. Building on a reputation for quality, flavor, and creativity, Nebraska Brewing Company strives to be a stand out in an ever growing field. Nebraska Brewing Company is proud to be locally owned and locally operated.
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