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This month, the Ballard brewery signed an agreement with Bellingham’s Dickerson Distributors to bring Reuben’s bottles and draft beer to Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties.
“We’re excited to be working with Dickerson,” says co-founder and head brewer Adam Robbings. “Like us, they’re a small, family-owned business and it’s important to us to support family-owned businesses whenever possible. We’re working on steadily expanding our distribution around the Pacific Northwest and I know they’ll do a great job of getting our brews to more beer lovers.”
Distribution of Reuben’s Brews in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston Counties is already managed by Click Wholesale Distributing.
The brewery is also expanding into another new market – one close to Robbings’ heart. Last week, the first shipment of a few pallets of Reuben’s Brews beer arrived for distribution in the United Kingdom.
“My friends and family back in the UK have been asking to get our beer and we finally managed to do it!” says Robbings, a native of the London area. “We’re working with Left Coast Distribution on putting together a UK-wide launch. That’s still in process, but watch this space!”
Reuben’s is continuing to work on expanding its distribution around the Pacific Northwest, but it’s going to be a gradual process. The brewery’s production has expanded from 830 barrels last year to an estimated 2,500 barrels this year and is expected to hit around 6,000 barrels in 2016.
“Although we have and will continue to increase production, we’ll always be a small brewery that puts the beer first,” explains Robbings. “We’d love our beer to be available throughout the Pacific Northwest, but can’t get ahead of ourselves. We need to be thoughtful and realistic about expanding distribution and only do it when we have the beer and resources to do it properly.”
About Reuben’s Brews
Reuben’s Brews is a small, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Since we opened in 2012, our beer has been awarded several local, regional, national and international awards. We won a gold and a bronze medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival awards, have been awarded 30 World Beer Championships medals, and were named Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Washington Beer Awards. Our expanded taproom and production brewery opened in May 2015. For more information, visit www.reubensbrews.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.