(Birmingham, AL) – Stone Brewing Co. is heading to Alabama.
The company has selected International Wines and Craft Beer as a wholesaling partner though we do not know whether other wholesalers have been selected as well. IWCB officially listed Stone among its brands earlier this month. Based in Birmingham, the distributor has a statewide footprint.
Just over a year ago, Alabama approved Founders Brewing’s ‘Bastard’ brand after previously banning it, clearing the way for beers like Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale.
Just before that, the state passed a bill allowing for the sale of large format bottles, another necessity for Stone.
Stone joins Victory Brewing as the second consecutive win for IWCB. Victory announced that news last week.
Barring anything unforeseen, expect an announcement soon. With Nebraska just announced, Alabama joins 39 states; Washington, D.C.; five countries and Puerto Rico.
Stone did not return a request for comment.