Blog : Smuttynose Teams Up With Carter Distribution and Expands to TN

By Clay | Jul 7, 2014 | in

Smuttynose Brewery is excited to announce their newest distribution partner, Carter Distributing! Smuttynose has been brewing some of the New England region's finest craft beer out of their Portsmouth, New Hampshire location since 1994. However they were unable to take on new distributors until moving to a larger facility this spring in Hampton. Carter Distributing of Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tennessee is the first, new distibutor to partner with Smuttynose since the move. The first shipments of Smuttynose arrived at Chattanooga’s Heaven and Ale craft brew house on July 1.

Peter Egelston, the President and Founder of Smuttynose Brewery is very excited about signing with Carter Distribution. “Carter has some strong craft brands but their roster isn’t too big," he explained. Egelston also understands that Carter Distribution has a strong knowledge of the craft beer market in Eastern Tennessee and that they have the drive and enthusiasm to represent Smuttynose and promote them in the area.

Tony Giannasi, Carter Distribution’s Craft Brands Manager, was just as excited to partner with Smuttynose. “Smuttynose has an all-star lineup of beers that reads like a greatest hits album. From beer geek prize Baltic Porter and best-selling Finestkind IPA to new releases Vunderbar Pilsner and Bouncy House IPA, these guys offer something for everyone at a high level of quality,” said Giannasi. He went on to comment that Chattanooga’s craft beer market is continuing to grow and Smuttynose partnership with Carter Distribution came at just the right time.

There are many Kick-Off events where Chattanooga’s beer enthusiasts can sample Smuttynose's various brews including; Finestkind IPA, Old Brown Dog, Bouncy House IPA, Vunderbar Pilsner, Shoals Pale Ale, Robust Porter and Summer Weizen. 

If you find yourself in Chattanooga this summer, these Kick-Off events include;

7/8 Meet The Founder at Heaven and Ale, prize giveaways
7/10 Brewhaus tasting and glassware giveaway
7/18 Riverside Beverage growler fill specials
7/25 Sigler’s Craft Beer and Cigars Tap Takeover
8/1 Sturmhaus Pint Night
8/8 Universal Joint Tap Takeover

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