Lakewood Announces Distribution Partnership with Hops & Vines Distributing

Lakewood Brewing Company is excited to announce a new partnership with Hops and Vines Distributing.

“We are pumped to join forces with the talented team at Hops and Vines Distributing,” said Wim Bens, Founder and President of LBC. “Hops and Vines shares our dedication to quality, service, and bringing only the best craft beer to market. Since day one our approach was to grow our distribution footprint organically and now the time has come to share the beer love with almost all of Texas.”

Hops and Vines will roll out distribution in Waco, San Antonio and Houston in addition to the current Lakewood Brewing footprint over the next few months, as well as take over the distribution rights in the Austin market.

“We are incredibly excited and proud to partner with Wim Bens and the brewing talent at Lakewood Brewing Company, and to support and enhance their brand-building efforts throughout the state of Texas,” said Tristan Maldonado, Co-Founder and CEO of Hops and Vines.

“Lakewood is perhaps best known for The Temptress imperial milk stout, which is the No. 1-selling craft stout in the entire state of Texas, even though it’s currently only distributed in limited areas of the state. We’re excited to bring The Temptress and Lakewood’s other highly creative beers to share with beer lovers across more of our great state,” Tristan said. Lakewood’s year-round offerings include Lakewood Lager, Lakewood IPA, All Call Kolsch, Lemonale, The Temptress and soon Texas Porter.

In 2011, after years of experience learning the beer brewing process, Bens set his sights on bringing high quality, hand crafted beer to the Dallas metroplex. Lakewood Brewing became one of the first local breweries to enter the Dallas beer scene and started distribution in August of 2012. Since then Lakewood has drawn beer lovers in with their award-winning portfolio of year-round, seasonal, and specialty brews.

Hops and Vines will begin servicing retail accounts serving Lakewood products during the month of September. Lakewood will officially mark its entry into the San Antonio craft beer community at the San Antonio Beer Festival on October 19.

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