For Immediate Release: February 20, 2017
St. Louis, MO –Urban Chestnut Brewing Company announced today they will change from self-distribution in St. Louis City to partner with Major Brands, Inc. beginning March 1st.
“Major Brands is a first-class operation, with a lot of talented people”, said David Wolfe, Urban Chestnut’s Co-Founder. “We are thrilled to enter into this agreement and work with them to increase our current distribution capabilities in the city of St. Louis as well as maintain the great partnerships with our current retail customers.”
“We are excited to partner with Urban Chestnut and become their distributor in the city of St. Louis, Sue McCollum, CEO of Major Brands, said. This is a great opportunity for two companies with shared values and a desire to help the city join forces to build both our businesses and the community at the same time. We are honored to work with Urban Chestnut in the city and look forward to doing great things together.”
Major Brands will be distributing Urban Chestnut’s entire portfolio of award-winning beer styles in St. Louis City as well as continuing to represent the brewery across portions of Missouri in St. Charles and Kansas City. The portfolio includes industry-leading brands such as Zwickel, Schnickelfritz, Winged Nut, and Variety Packs. Distribution of three new canned offerings will begin in Spring/Summer 2017: Stammtisch Pilsner, Schnickelfritz Bavarian Weissbier, and Ku’Damm Berliner Weiss (all in 16 ounce cans featuring 360˚ lids).
“Major Brands is excited to deepen the partnership we forged two years ago when we introduced Urban Chestnut to the Kansas City market. We look forward to continuing to build their strong portfolio of brands in their home market, the city of St. Louis.” Mitch Turner, Sales Director, Major Brands.
About Urban Chestnut
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. Founded in 2010 by Florian Kuplent- a German born and trained brewmaster with extensive experience at both small breweries, worldwide, and with the world’s largest, Anheuser-Busch, AND David Wolfe – a 20-year brewing industry member, who was also with Anheuser-Busch, Urban Chestnut operates three breweries in St. Louis, MO; Midtown Brewery & Biergarten at 3229 Washington Avenue in Midtown St. Louis and Grove Brewery & Bierhall at 4465 Manchester and The U.R.B. (Urban Research Brewery) at 4501 Manchester in Forest Park Southeast St. Louis, where it brews both small batches of artisanal, modern American beers (their Revolution series) and classically-crafted European styles (their Reverence series), and a fourth brewery, Urban Chestnut Hallertauer Brauerei, in the Hallertau region of Bavaria where it brews their Hallertauer Serie; small batches of locally sourced, Bavarian bier.