(Portland, ME) – Maine Beer Company will be expanding their Northeast distribution footprint, entering New Jersey on October 1, 2012. The brewery has chosen craft beer wholesaler Hunterdon Distributors to represent their brand throughout the state. The debut will feature the brewery’s original flagship brew, Peeper, in 500ml bottle format.
Founded in 2009 by brothers Dan and David Kleban, Maine Beer Company is best known for their production of small-batch hoppy American-style ales. The brewery focuses on keeping things small, fun, local and fresh. “We try to make great beer and hope that good things will follow,” states co-owner David Kleban.
Their motto “Do what’s right” influences every decision the company makes from using the freshest ingredients possible to giving back to the environment. Since opening, Maine Beer Company has been a proud member of the 1% for the Planet program, donating a portion of their sales to environmental groups such as The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, The Center for Wildlife and The Allied Whale Organization in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Maine Beer Company strives to keep their distribution network as local as possible. Aside from New Jersey and their home market of Maine, their products are currently only found in the Northeast markets of Vermont, Massachusetts, New York City, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Availability in New Jersey will be limited to start, with other styles a possibility for the year ahead.
This is the fourth brewery that Hunterdon will be representing from Maine – a state known for its abundance of local craft breweries and award-winning beers. Be sure to stay tuned with Hunterdon on Facebook and Twitter and on the company’s website for updates regarding the official release.
About Hunterdon Distributors
Hunterdon has raised the bar for craft beverage availability and selection in the state by providing the most diverse and sought-after portfolio the market has to offer. Founded in 1996, the company currently represents over sixty domestic craft brands, hundreds of imports and a unique line of micro-distilled spirits, sakes, ciders and meads. Owners Mike Short and Dave Masterson continue to focus on bringing quality products to the New Jersey consumer.