Popular beer maker Wicked Weed Brewing Co. announced Monday it will increase the amount of beer being sent into the Triangle from their western North Carolina breweries.
Founded in Asheville in 2012, Wicked Weed has become known especially for its IPAs and sour beers. The company drastically expanded last year, building a large facility just outside Asheville that can brew 100,000 barrels of beer annually.
Wicked Weed is already available at some bottle shops and bars in Raleigh, Durham and the rest of the Triangle. But the brewery said Monday these new plans will make its brews much more widely available.
Wicked Weed had distributed its beers on its own in the past, but North Carolina law requires that breweries hire an outside distributor once they reach annual production of 25,000 barrels.
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The local distribution will be handled by Mims Distributing in Raleigh, whose CEO Chip Mims also hosts the craft beer podcast Tales from the Cask.
“While many people in the area are already huge fans of Wicked Weed, we know our partnership with the brewery will help many people experience these great brews for the first time,” said Jeff Mims, the distributor’s chief marketing officer, in a press release. “We are proud to help expand Wicked Weed’s presence in one of craft beer’s most booming and promising markets.”
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