CLEVELAND – Jan. 18, 2018 – PRLog — Southern Tier Brewing Company (“Southern Tier”) is excited to announce plans to open a new innovation brewery and tasting room in the heart of downtown Cleveland this Spring. Located at 811 Prospect Avenue East, the new facility will feature new ‘Cleveland Brew’d’ local specialty beers as well as the full portfolio of Southern Tier seasonal and year-round beers.
The Gateway District’s newest brewery will bring Southern Tiers’ innovations directly to our consumers, brewing local favorites, barrel aged products and sours. Offering a street-level tasting room, barrel-aging basement lounge and weekly events, the site will provide beer enthusiasts and the Cleveland community with access to a truly unique tasting experience.
Southern Tier has been distributed in Cleveland and throughout the state of Ohio since 2008. Ohio represents one of its largest and most loyal markets. Beginning in March 2016, Southern Tier proudly entered into a partnership with Superior Beverage Group in the Cleveland area. According to Jason Edwards, Senior Vice President of Superior Beverage Group, “Cleveland is already one of the top craft beer markets in the country. We couldn’t be more excited to have a top-notch partner such as Southern Tier willing to make such a significant investment in our own backyard. Southern Tier’s emphasis on quality and innovation are certain to have a positive effect on the world class craft beer foundation that Cleveland has been building for decades.”
“Cleveland is only 2 hours from our flagship brewery,” says Phin DeMink, Founder and COO of Southern Tier. DeMink continues, “Since we opened our doors, we’ve really appreciated the number of people from Cleveland who have visited us in Lakewood, so I couldn’t be happier to open a brewery there. The neighborhood is fun, has a lot going on, and it’s close to the Indians and Cavs. I can’t wait to get in there and start brewing really cool beer.”
John Coleman, CEO of Artisanal Brewing Ventures, parent company of both Southern Tier and Victory Brewing Company, elaborates, “Having enjoyed many visits, we’re thrilled to call Cleveland home to our newest Innovation Brewery & Tasting Room. We look forward to being an active member of the local community and inviting Cleveland to participate in our innovation process.”
About Southern Tier Brewing Company:
In 2002, Phin and Sara DeMink founded Southern Tier Brewing Company in Lakewood, New York with the vision of reviving the practice of small batch brewing to a region rich in brewing tradition. Following several expansions from 2009 through 2013, Southern Tier now ships over 100,000 barrels annually to 33 states to meet growing demand for Southern Tier’s diverse portfolio of innovative beers that embody the spirit of American craft brewing. In 2015, Southern Tier Distilling Company was formed to create innovative small batch spirits using unique local ingredients under a New York farm distilling license.