The Akron-based craft brewery Thirsty Dog Brewing Company has announced plans to partner with Cavalier Distributing to distribute their brews throughout Florida as soon as the brand registration is complete. Thirsty Dog is currently distributed in 10 other states. Cavalier will distribute a selection of Thirsty Dog’s award-winning ales and lagers including their notable IPA Citra Dog in Florida.
“We are excited to enter the Florida craft beer market with Cavalier Distributing, who has a proven track record of execution that we have seen in our home state of Ohio,” said Thirsty Dog Co-Owner John Patrick Najeway.
“For 18 years, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. has been a pioneer craft brewery in Ohio and recognized for their quality beers. We are excited to bring Thirsty Dog to Florida’s passionate craft beer consumers,” said Cavalier Distributing Founder/President, George Fisher.
About Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
At the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, each of the beers is meticulously hand crafted in small batches using the finest ingredients. High quality malted barley is the source of the beer’s sweetness and body. Select American and European hops are used to balance the malt sweetness, and at times, to add special flavors and aromas to the beer. Thirty Dog’s carefully-selected ingredients, along with specially designed recipes and brewing processes, give Thirsty Dog beers unique flavor profiles that are hard to find in today’s mass market. A recipient of seven Great American Beer Festival awards, Thirsty Dog was named the 2014 USA Brewery of the Year in the New York International Beer Competition and is representing Ohio at this year’s Savor event in Washington D.C.
About Cavalier Distributing
Established in 1992 by Founder/President George Fisher, Cavalier Distributing is one of the only distributors in the country with a portfolio that is exclusively comprised of American craft and specialty imports. Cavalier operates 250,000 square feet of warehouse space dedicated to bringing great beer and spirits to the increasingly discerning, appreciative, and educated consumers in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. The Florida warehouse is located in Lakeland. Cavalier employs more than 200 employees throughout the three states and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.