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Cigar City Brewing rolls into Vermont!

For Immediate Release: TAMPA, FL - Cigar City Brewing, one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the US, has announced its plans for expansion into the Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine markets in February 2019. Kegs and twelve-ounce cans of award-winning Jai Alai IPA, GABF Gold Medal winning Maduro Brown Ale and the brewery’s newest year-round offering Guayabera Citra Pale Ale will be available throughout these New England states beginning in February 2019. Thanks to multiple new partnerships with Sheehan Family Companies, Cigar City Brewing will expand its current presence in Massachusetts and will service the entire Northern New England area. Through Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Vermont, Cigar City Brewing’s offerings will now be available across the Green Mountain State. In New Hampshire, Craft Beer Guild Distributing of New Hampshire will deliver Cigar City Brewing throughout the Granite State. Finally, Westbrook’s Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Maine has signed on as CCB’s wholesale partner for the entirety of Vacationland. Looking to build on the strength of CANarchy portfolio-mates Oskar Blues Brewery, Cigar City Brewing enters New England poised for strong and sustained growth following their launch. One of the fastest growing brands in the United States, CCB boasts the 2nd best-selling craft six-pack can in the US through national IRI reporting in Jai Alai IPA with other year-round and seasonal offerings complementing. National and international awards and accolades have garnered attention for the brewery since its first brew day in 2009. “Craft breweries in New England are changing the face of beer on the national stage, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring our Tampa-inspired ales and lagers to this part of the world” says Neil Callaghan, CCB’s El Lector. “We’ve been lucky enough to spread the gospel of Florida brewing in Massachusetts for nearly a year now, and with the help of the Sheehan Family Companies’ network we’re able to bring a little bit of Florida even further north. ” Market launch events will be taking place throughout New England in March with numerous Cigar City Brewing representatives traveling from Tampa to celebrate the arrival of the brand. These events will be incredible opportunities for New England’s craft beer fans to learn about Cigar City Brewing’s history and world-class beers from the people who know it best. CCB’s beer, including award-winning Jai Alai IPA, is currently available in twenty-four states encompassing Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Utah, Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Delaware, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Maryland, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Ohio as well as Puerto Rico, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, and the United Kingdom. Visit Cigar City Brewing’s website [www.cigarcitybrewing.com] for full beer information and to find CCB beer closest to you. About Cigar City Brewing: 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. This unique approach has resonated with local and national markets and the brewery has quickly grown to produce over 140,000 barrels of beer annually. Accolades have poured in since the brewery’s inception, including appearances on ratebeer.com’s Top 10 Breweries Worldwide six times. Cigar City Brewing is a key partner in CANarchy, a craft brewing collective that represents the largest canned craft beer supplier in the country.