Left Hand Brewing Company has announced its expansion into Western Pennsylvania. Beginning May 5th, Left Hand will officially enter the greater Pittsburgh market in partnership with Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. The new market will be an extension of Left Hand’s already solid presence in Philadelphia and Eastern PA. “Having managed sales in the Mid-Atlantic region for years, I am psyched to finally bring Left Hand beer to Western Pennsylvania. The growing momentum of the brewery allows me to turn my focus exclusively to my home state of Pennsylvania. I've been contacted by so many fans and friends over the years and now I can finally say with authority that we're here!" says sales rep Dan Conway.
Coming off a 32 percent barrelage increase last year with a production of 65,879 bbls, the Longmont, Colo. brewery ranked 38th in volume for the craft beer industry in 2013. With production expansion in recent years, Left Hand has moved forward with opening distribution in upstate NY, Maryland and D.C., with plans to enter Iowa in the fall and market research underway for California. The brewery is on pace for 85,000 barrels in 2014.
Fuhrer Wholesale will distribute Left Hand’s perennial line and Nitro series featuring: Milk Stout & Milk Stout Nitro, Sawtooth Ale & Sawtooth Nitro, as well as 400 Pound Monkey IPA, Black Jack Porter, Polestar Pilsner, Stranger Pale Ale, and Left Hand’s variety pack, Mountain Mixer. Left Hand will host a series of launch events the first week of May including a bus shuttle with Over the Bar Bicycle Café, to benefit the Pittsburgh Trail Advocacy Group