As Santa Barbara’s beer scene continues to grow locally, so too does it expand nationally. The following is a press release from Telegraph Brewing Company, which is moving into new markets and representing Santa Barbara with its bevvy of inspired Belgian-Style Ales. I guess the move to the new production facility and taproom is already starting to pay off.
Santa Barbara-based craft brewery teams up with Seattle’s Orcas Distributing in first foray into the Pacific Northwest
Santa Barbara, CA · January 6, 2014 – Telegraph Brewing Company announced today that their award winning beers are now available in Washington State through Seattle-based Orcas Distributing Ltd. “The Pacific Northwest is one of the most vibrant craft beer markets in the country,” said founder and CEO Brian Thompson, “this move marks a major milestone for our company.”
Telegraph is shipping draft and bottled beers to the Evergreen State, including allocations of limited-release and seasonal beers to complement their core, year-round beers like California Ale and White Ale. “With every new market we add, we want to ensure that we are able to send our rare, sought-after beers along with our regular line up,” said Telegraph sales manager Trevor Scoggins. Telegraph’s beers are available in both half-barrel (15.5-gallon) and sixth-barrel (5.2-gallon) kegs, and in 750-ml cork-and-cage bottles.
Orcas Distributing vice president of marketing, Toshi Kojima, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Telegraph and are very excited to bring their unique beers to craft beer consumers in Seattle and throughout Washington State.
Launch celebrations are planned in the coming week, including an event at Brouwer’s Café in Seattle on January 9, where there will be seven Telegraph beers on tap, including two limited-release sour ales, and events at The Yard in Seattle, and Collective on Tap in Woodinville, WA, on January 10. Additional events are planned January 9 at Tacoma’s Parkway Tavern and The Copper Hog in Bellingham, WA. “There is such a long and storied history of craft beer in the Seattle area, and all of Washington really,” Thompson explained. “We’re honored to be writing our own small chapter of that history.
Telegraph Brewing, an award-winning craft brewery located on downtown Santa Barbara’s Salsipuedes Street, specializes in brewing uniquely American and Belgian-inspired beers using 100% domestic ingredients and as many local ingredients as possible. The brewery strives to capture in its beers the unique culinary and agricultural traditions of Santa Barbara and California’s Central Coast.
For more information, including descriptions of beers brewed by Telegraph, visit TelegraphBrewing.com.