Cigar City Announces Distribution Expansion Into Missouri

Following a record quarter for sales and growth in the first four months of 2019, Cigar City Brewing has announced its plan for expansion into the Missouri market. Kegs and 12oz cans of Jai Alai IPA, Guayabera Citra Pale Ale and Maduro Brown Ale will be made available, plus Mixed 12-Pack, their newest year-round offering. Craft beer lovers throughout the “Show-Me” state will have access to these acclaimed brews starting in May, thanks to a new partnership with St. Louis-based Major Brands.

Looking to build on the strong Missouri presence of CANarchy portfolio-mates and fellow Major Brands partner Oskar Blues Brewery, Cigar City Brewing enters the market poised for strong and sustained growth following their launch. One of the fastest growing brands in the United States, CCB boasts the second best-selling craft six-pack can in the US through national IRI reporting in Jai Alai IPA with other year-round and seasonal offerings complementing. National and international awards and accolades have garnered attention for the brewery since its first brew day in 2009.

“If there’s a state that knows its beer, it’s Missouri,” said Neil Callaghan, CCB’s Brand Manager. “To bring our Florida-inspired beers to the craft beer lovers of Missouri is an incredible opportunity, and we know that there’s no better team than the folks at Major Brands to seize that opportunity. With their help and the help of our CANarchy brothers and sisters, we’ll be able to get the freshest, highest quality beer possible into Missourians’ snifters and pint glasses.”

“We are thrilled to partner with a respected brand such as Cigar City,” said Sue McCollum, Major Brands Chairman & CEO. “We look forward to helping expand Cigar City Brewing’s presence across Missouri and bringing these quality craft beer products to consumers statewide.”

Market launch events will take place throughout Missouri in May with Cigar City Brewing representatives traveling from Tampa to celebrate the arrival of the brand. These events will offer opportunities for Missouri’s craft beer fans to learn about Cigar City Brewing’s history and award-winning beer from the people who know it best.

With the addition of Missouri, CCB’s beer, including award-winning Jai Alai IPA, is available in 31 states and Puerto Rico, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, the United Kingdom and Canada.

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