Have you heard the latest news? There’s some new craft beer offerings coming to Pittsburgh, this time from the sunny West Coast…the land where some of the world’s best beers are born.
Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey of San Marcos, California have made their way into the Pittsburgh market, partnering with local distributor Wilson-McGinley to build their presence in the Steel City’s rapidly-expanding craft beer hotbed with their bold, flavorful offerings.
Lost Abbey’s Chief Operating Owner Tomme Arthur will be all over Pittsburgh this week to celebrate their arrival in the market. Don’t miss your opportunity to hit up the Railsplitter Speakeasy at Caliente Pizza & Draft House in Bloomfield on Tuesday, November 18th for a meet-and-greet with Arthur while filling your glass with 15 different Port and Lost Abbey offerings during Caliente’s Tap Takeover!
Check out Lost Abbey’s official press release below and learn more about Caliente’s tremendous event:
Official Press Release
PORT BREWING AND THE LOST ABBEY TO EXPAND TO PITTSBURGH MARKET
San Marcos, CA — Further expanding their reach in the state of Pennsylvania, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey have announced they’ve signed with distributor Wilson-McGinley to cover the Pittsburgh market.
“We certainly did our homework and due diligence to find the right wholesaler partner to represent our brands in the Western PA region,” said Brian Sauls, National Sales Manager for Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey. “We feel Wilson-McGinley represent the same core values as Lost Abbey/Port Brewing and that contagious passion and enthusiasm for great craft beer, shared with our current amazing group of distributors, makes this a partnership we are looking forward to.”
To help serve the market, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey have hired their first East Coast Sales Representative with the addition of Matt Pushinsky. Matt joined the company after having worked previously in Pennsylvania with Belukus Importing and in California with Sovereign Brands. Having worked both sides of the country, it seemed a perfect fit for Matt to sell West Coast beer on the East Coast.
“Pittsburgh is an exciting and enthusiastic market to work in,” Pushinsky said. “I look forward to opening the new territory and working with Wilson-McGinley to bring Port and Lost Abbey to Western PA.”
The Pittsburgh market will slowly begin to receive the full lineup of core and seasonal beers from both Port Brewing and Lost Abbey, with the goal to have the full portfolio available by next Fall.
To celebrate the new partnership, Chief Operating Owner Tomme Arthur will head out to Pittsburgh following San Diego Beer Week for a week of events throughout the market. All events can be found at www.LostAbbey.com.
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA, Wilson-McGinley, Inc. was founded by Fritz Wilson and Jack McGinley in 1949. In 65 years of business, they ahve grown through an attentive sales staff and focus on customers’ needs. They currently represent 12 counties in Western PA and handle over 150 brands. Wilson-McGinley has received many awards throughout the years, including the Miller Highlife achievement award in 2003 and the Miller President’s Award in ’09, ’10, ’11, and ’12 (Miller’s top honor). Wilson-McGinley was also honored as the Heineken Red Star Award winner in 2012, which is Heineken USA’s top honor.
About Port Brewing/Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce an extensive lineup of continental and American-inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozes of awards in its seven-year history, including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, the 2008 World Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery, and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold, boundary-pushing styles. For more information, contact Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, or by phone at 800-918-6816, and on the web at www.LostAbbey.com.