Left Hand Brewing Partners With General Distributors For Portland Area Distribution

LONGMONT, CO • January 31, 2017 – Get ready to #PourHard Oregon! Left Hand Brewing Co. has partnered with GDI (General Distributors Inc.) to bring America’s original nitro stout in the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro, to the Oregon beer community this March. Left Hand plans to feature a number of the brewery’s 28x Great American Beer Festival medal winning portfolio to the greater Portland area. “We couldn’t be more excited to introduce Left Hand Brewing to Portland!,” states Steve “Tiny” Irwin, COO at GDI. “Their world class lineup is a perfect fit for the GDI portfolio and has been eagerly anticipated for years.”  The development will be an extension of Left Hand’s continued West Coast expansion, recently opening Alaska, N. Idaho, S. California, Nevada, and W. Canada in the last two years, increasing the brewery’s U.S. footprint to 40 states.

General Distributors Inc. plans to offer Left Hand’s year round line-up, seasonal and limited packages, including their famous Nitro lineup, and fan favorites: Milk Stout & Milk Stout Nitro, Good Juju, Polestar Pilsner, and Fade to Black. “Anybody that is lucky enough to have been able to visit Oregon realizes, that much like Colorado, it is one of the top craft beer destinations in the world.  We are super excited and humbled to be able to offer our beer to the great folks of the Greater Portland Community” shares Jason Ingram, National Sales Director of LHBC. Left Hand Brewing will kick-off their arrival to greater Portland area in early March, with a series of kick off events. Event details will be posted at lefthandbrewing.com/blog.

Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Colorado circa 2010. (photo by Angelo De Ieso)

About Left Hand Brewing Company
Employee Owned, Righteously Independent. Celebrating twenty-three years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing established America’s original Nitro bottle with their popular Milk Stout Nitro. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 40 states & DC. Distribution:  AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY
International: GBR, IRL, CZ, DEU, SWE, NOR, CAN, JPN

About GDI
GDI is a premier beverage distributor in the Portland Metro market that services 11 counties from Salem to Hood River. The company was founded in 1921 as “Fick Cigar Co” by Charles A. Fick, Sr. and his brother George Fick, Sr. During Prohibition, the company distributed candy, cigarettes and cigars. After repeal they began selling the Olympia beer brand and expanded their portfolio as the years progressed.  The current warehouse and headquarters are located in Oregon City, OR, where they employ more than 170 people. Their current portfolio includes MillerCoors, Constellation and Mike’s in addition to a great variety of national and local craft breweries, cideries, wineries and non-alcoholic beverage brands.