Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery is about to break into Pittsburgh! Below is the official press release announcing their expansion + a series of upcoming events scheduled to celebrate their launch.
Rhinegeist Brewery Expands Distribution to Pittsburgh
Cincinnati, OH — Cincinnati-based Rhinegeist Brewery announces its expansion into Pittsburgh and all across Southwestern Pennsylvania, making their beers and ciders available in the Keystone State for the first time. Rhinegeist will be procurable on draft in the Steel City starting March 6th, 2017, and in 12oz six and four pack cans in May. Their portfolio includes core beers of Truth (IPA), Cougar (Blonde Ale), and Knowledge (Imperial IPA), along with Cidergeist offerings of Semi Dry, Dry Hopped, and Bubbles (Rosé Cider). In addition to these core staples, there will be a slew of seasonal cans and limited release rarities rotating throughout the year.
For a first tasting of Rhinegeist’s suds, they’re kicking things off with a whole host of launch week events the week of March 20th. Event locations and times will be announced a few weeks before the 20th on social media as well as posted permanently at Rhinegeist.com/Pittsburgh.
Rhinegeist East Coast Sales Director, Nick Vitalo, says about the expansion, “We are excited to partner with Frank Fuhrer Wholesale Company to bring our wide variety of craft beers and ciders to Pittsburgh and Southwestern PA. We have a ton of respect for Fuhrer Wholesale and for the incredible craft and culinary scene in the Pittsburgh area, so we are thrilled to be able to offer our beers in the Steel City. We look forward to being able to serve our array of offerings to more thirsty craft beer fans.”
Ed Haubrick, the Brand Manager at Fuhrer added, “We at Frank Fuhrer Wholesale Company are proud and excited to have been chosen to be the master distributor for Rhinegeist Brewery in our Southwestern PA market. Craft beer drinkers in our market will love Rhinegeist’s diverse and exciting portfolio of high quality beers and ciders led by Truth (IPA). We look forward to a strong partnership with the Rhinegeist team and, through our combined efforts, to making Rhinegeist products available in every account in our market that serves great craft beers and ciders.”
Where can you find it? Suds will be available in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, Westmoreland, and the southern portion of Jefferson County. Email Pittsburgh@Rhinegeist.com and they’ll help you locate the liquid.
A Little Bit About Rhinegeist Brewery
Our name, Rhinegeist, translates to “Ghost of the Rhine” and refers to our location in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District in Cincinnati, Ohio. Located in an old brewery building built before prohibition, we brew batches of beer that sing with flavor. We aim to brew beers where, ‘the first sip calls for the third’ and we believe in the power of beer to bring great people together, foment fantastic ideas, and build a community that values craft beer and one another.