(St. Louis, MO) – In a new agreement, Rogue Ales & Spirits and Missouri Beverage (MoBev) will join forces to distribute the renowned craft beer and spirits producer’s products statewide. While Rogue is not new to the Missouri market, the partnership provides further opportunities to build the company’s craft beer and spirit brands. The exclusive agreement becomes effective Mar. 28.
“There is an incredible craft market in Missouri and Rogue is well established as a quality brand,” said Derek Holmes, general manager of Missouri Beverage. “We’re committed to providing them the very best service and look forward to the opportunity to grow together.”
With an uncompromising devotion to quality and the art of brewing, Rogue Ales & Spirits is a favorite among craft enthusiasts. Since its inception in 1988, the beer and spirits producer has experienced significant growth. Today, the company boasts nearly 50 products and is currently available in all 50 states.
Recently, MoBev created its craft team to oversee portfolio performance and help inspire brand growth. That team includes a brand manager along with two specialists. The company is strategically expanding its craft portfolio to include local, regional and national partners. When Rogue launches with MoBev, it will roll out the following craft brands:
Beer: American Amber Ale, Dead Guy Ale, Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Mocha Porter, Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, Brutal IPA, Chocolate Stout, Double Chocolate Stout, Mom Hefeweizen, Morimoto Soba Ale, Morimoto Imperial Pilsner, Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA, Rogue Farms Chipotle Ale, Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner, Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale, XS Imperial I2PA, XS Old Crustacean Barleywine
Spirits: Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, Dead Guy Whiskey, Spruce Gin, Pink Spruce Gin, Hazelnut Spice Rum
“We are fortunate to have a collection of the very best beverages,” continued Holmes. “Rogue is right up there among them. We’re thrilled about our new partnership.”
About Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rogue is a small revolution, which expresses itself through handcrafted ales, porters, stouts, lagers and spirits. The company was founded in 1988 in Ashland, OR. The following year, Rogue opened its second location in Newport, OR where it is now headquartered. Today, Rogue operates brewpubs in Oregon, Washington and California as well as distilleries in Newport and Portland. The American craft producer’s portfolio encompasses nearly 50 products.
About Missouri Beverage
Missouri Beverage (MoBev) is a full-service distributor of spirits, wines, beers, juices and soda throughout the state. Though a joint venture, Wirtz Beverage Group, a Chicago-based leading North American spirits, wine and beer wholesaler, and McLane Company, Inc., a Texas-based global foodservice and supply chain leader, hold a minority stake in the company.