New Belgium Brewing has inked deals with seven distributors to open the state of Louisiana on April 1, 2013 and will distribute exclusively with the Odom Corporation in Alaska starting March 18. Louisiana will be New Belgium’s 31st state of distribution along with the District of Columbia. In Louisiana, New Belgium signed deals with Eagle Distributing of Shreveport, Marsala Beverage, Southwest Beverage, Schilling Distributing, Champagne Distributing, Crescent Crown Distributing and Mockler Distributing.
“Louisiana’s got a great beer and food scene and Alaska has a deep beer culture,” said New Belgium Brewing sales director, Joe Menetre. “So we’re getting to see some beautiful country and we’re eating really well, but most importantly both states have a deep appreciation for craft beer and we’re looking forward to becoming part of those communities.”