Left Hand Brewing Co., Breakthru Beverage Group partner for Delaware distribution

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Distributor Expands Relationship Beyond Colorado and Nevada

(Wilmington, DE) – Breakthru Beverage Group and Left Hand Brewing Company today announced a new partnership agreement that will bring Left Hand’s full portfolio to the Delaware market. This is the Colorado-based brewery’s debut in the state, which will enable Delaware beer drinkers to access Left Hand’s complete selection of Left Hand Brewing, including their famous Nitro series, Milk Stout, Sawtooth Ale, Good Juju, Black Jack Porter and Extrovert American IPA on store shelves immediately.

“We’re excited to bring our beers to craft beer fans throughout Delaware,” said Chris Lennert, Chief Operating Officer of Left Hand Brewing Company. “Having worked with Breakthru previously, we know they have the expertise and capabilities to deliver our full selection to Left Hand fans in the First State.”

Kevin Roberts, Executive Vice President, Supplier Engagement for Breakthru Beverage Group said, “Left Hand’s reputation for exceptional craft beer and groundbreaking style is no secret, and we are excited to grow our relationship with them. There is no doubt we have the talent and state-wide reach to help deliver for craft beer lovers in Delaware who are excited to get ahold of their favorite Left Hand beers.”

He added, “The dynamic craft beer category is a growing segment of our business. We have beer-focused teams in Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, Wisconsin and South Carolina. We are committed to furthering our investment by building capabilities in all of our associates that sell beer through the Cicerone program, as well as the deeper aspects of brewing, on an ongoing basis.”

Founded in 1993 in Longmont, Colorado, Left Hand has steadily grown to become the 44th largest craft brewery in the United States. Delaware is the 41st state in which Left Hand operates, including Washington D.C. Breakthru Beverage Group distributes Left Hand’s portfolio in Colorado and Nevada, as well.

About Breakthru Beverage Group
Breakthru Beverage Group is a leading North American beverage wholesaler driving innovation in the marketplace with a nimble and insightful approach to business. Breakthru is proud to be family-owned and operated, bringing valued expertise to its operations across the U.S. and Canada. The company employs more than 7,000 associates representing a portfolio of premier wine, spirit and beer brands. For more information, visit www.BreakthruBev.com.

About Left Hand Brewing Company
Employee Owned, Righteously Independent. Celebrating twenty-three years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing established America’s original Nitro bottle with their popular Milk Stout Nitro. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 41 states & DC. In 2015, Left Hand honored its employees’ dedication to brewing independence by becoming an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company.

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