Stone Distributing adds SoCal favorites Societe and Jiant Hard Kombucha

Stone Distributing welcomes two new partners to its portfolio – arguably the best portfolio of independent craft beverages in the country. Societe Brewing has begun distribution with Stone, bringing with it a diverse set of hoppy ales including its best seller The Pupil, Belgian-inspired brews, lagers, dark beers and wine-barrel aged sours. And Los Angeles – based Jiant joins the portfolio as well with its unique line of shelf-stable organic, gluten-free hard kombucha.

Societe Brewing is one of San Diego’s most esteemed breweries, founded in 2012 on the principles of eccentric brewing philosophies, uncompromising beer, and the mission to unite. In 2020, Societe introduced a canning line and quality control department to further refine its craft and deliver great beers to more fans. Its next step to growth was to fill the Southern California distribution footprint.

Jiant approaches its hard kombucha with a commitment to responsibly sourcing organic ingredients and producing refreshing beverages that are low in sugar, gluten free, clean and full of flavor. Jiant was founded on a mission to create a better-for-you alcoholic beverage that’s enjoyable to drink. Their lineup includes unique flavor profiles at only 4.5% ABV like their flagship, The Original, brewed with passion fruit and elderflower.

“At Stone Distributing, we’re really selective in our partners,” explained Dan Lamb, Stone Brewing Chief Commercial Officer. “We get to carry only the finest craft beverages and retailers recognize that. Our sales are outpacing growth of the craft market in Southern California. We’re very serious about making this organization a powerhouse in SoCal with only the best beverages and the very best people. We consider ourselves lucky to bring Societe and Jiant along on that ride.”

In the Stone Distributing portfolio, Societe beers and Jiant’s hard kombuchas will now make their way into chain retailers as well as a robust network of accounts throughout Southern California. Stone Distributing covers the seven counties of Southern California, hitting more than 200,000 points of distribution. Its portfolio includes the likes of Modern Times, Russian River, AleSmith, Boochcraft, Pizza Port Brewing, Oskar Blues, Cigar City and now the highly respected, Societe and Jiant.

Stone Distributing Co. prides itself in being more than a few warehouses, a fleet of trucks and sales team pushing beers. The distributor partners with like-minded suppliers who are committed to quality and ensures their stories are told. Stone Distributing was founded in 1999 when large distribution companies wouldn’t take on smaller breweries. Stone’s founders opted not to back down, creating a company of their own. Today, Stone Distributing is the largest independent craft beer distributor in SoCal, and still hustling for the “little guys.”

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