54°40′ Brewing Signs with Kendall’s Pioneer and Browar Polska for Washington State Distribution

image off Bolt Minister from 54-40 Brewing courtesy of Kendall’s Pioneer and Browar Polska
image off Bolt Minister from 54-40 Brewing courtesy of Kendall’s Pioneer and Browar Polska

As Kendall’s Pioneer Distributing and Browar Polska continues to grow its craft brewery portfolio, its latest brewery to join this Washington Beer distributor is 54°40′ Brewing Company. Based in Washougal, Washington, the popular microbrewery named after 19th century territorial boundaries, is expanding the distribution territory across the state of Washington.

54°40′ Brewing will distribute four beers plus seasonal favorites to craft beer lovers through craft beer retail and taps across Washington state with the support of Kendall’s Pioneer and Browar Polska, two distributors specializing in craft beverages, that are part of the Corwin Beverage Company.

Beers appearing soon across Washington State include Kascadia, a Kölsch-style ale that earned a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival, along with Red Zeppelin amber ale, Half Cocked IPA and 1862 Mexican Lager. The beers are 4.8-6.5% ABV and available in draft and 12-oz. six-packs.

“I’m southwest Washington born and raised and have always wanted my community to be known as a good beer community,” said Bolt Minister, founder and head brewer. “We’re now responding to the interest of people up and down the I-5 corridor.”

Minister started 54°40′ Brewing in 2015 with a production facility and brewery and taproom just south of SR14 highway in Washougal and opened 54°40′ Beer Lodge in Stevenson. The company brewed 2,700 barrels in 2021 with distribution in northwest Oregon and through its own locations. Sales growth is expected with additional distribution.

“We were drawn to the sales team for Kendall’s and Browar, who really know how to serve the craft beer community in Washington,” said Minister.

“We are very proud of how the southwest Washington beer scene is developing, and 54-40 has been requested from Bellingham to Spokane,” said Sam Madrid, COO of Corwin Beverage Co., parent of distributors Kendall’s Pioneer and Browar Polska.

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