Portland, Ore. – (April 22, 2015) Old Town Brewing ® (OTB®), a locally owned and operated Portland brewery, announced today its partnership with Oregon distributor, Maletis Beverage. Joining the well-known distributors roster will bring OTB’s award winning beers to bars, restaurants and retail locations throughout the Portland market starting in May. In anticipation of increased demand, the brewery is expanding its operations to include five additional 15 BBL fermenters and three 21 BBL brite tanks, more than doubling the brewery’s production ability.
“Joining forces with a respected distributor like Maletis Beverage is an incredible opportunity for us to share Old Town® beers across the region, and we couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Adam Milne, owner of Old Town Brewing. “This is a real turning point for our brewery, and we’re excited to see what the future will bring.”
While self-distributing, OTB focused its efforts on perfecting sessionable, craft beer that reflects the unique city of Portland and its people. This labor of love brought the brewery an unprecedented four national and international awards since they began brewing in late 2011 – two from the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) ® and two from the World Beer Cup®.
“Maletis is excited to add Old Town Brewing to our craft beer offerings,” said Rob Maletis, owner of Maletis Beverage. “OTB has a unique history within the Portland beer market and the team is well known and respected in the local and national craft beer community. We’re looking forward to supporting the brewery’s continued growth across the Pacific Northwest.”
When owner Adam Milne decided to transform what was Old Town’s second location into a brewery in 2011, his vision was to create a different beer drinking experience for Portland’s enthusiastic craft beer community, one that encompassed the city’s unconventional flare and cultured history. OTB’s use of locally sourced ingredients and flavors and delivery of craft beer by bike perfectly captures the spirit of Portland.
“Old town is a reflection of its surroundings,” Milne added. “We live in a community fueled by the energy of the most creative and adventurous people, and we try to capture that energy into every beer we brew.”
About Old Town Brewing Co.
Old Town Brewing (OTB) opened in northeast Portland, Ore., in 2011 with an emphasis on crafting its beer to reflect the spirit, values, history and personality of Portland and the Northwest. OTB is the first brewery in the country to deliver beer and pizza by bike straight to consumers, rain or shine. Reclaimed materials were extensively incorporated into the design of the LEED Gold brewery, evoking an atmosphere of Northwest authenticity and sustainability.
Owner Adam Milne opened OTB to complement his Old Town Pizza® location in Portland’s historic Old Town neighborhood. A devoted Old Town Pizza customer since celebrating his ninth birthday at the restaurant, Milne purchased Old Town Pizza from the original owners, the Accuardi family, in 2003. For more information visit www.otbrewing.com and www.oldtownpizza.com.
Old Town Brewing Awards to date:
GABF 2014, Silver, Sun Dazed, German-Style Kölsch category
GABF 2013, Gold, Cents and Sensibility, Fresh Hop category
World Beer Cup 2014, Sun Dazed, German-Style Kölsch category
World Beer Cup 2014, Bronze, Paulie’s Not Irish Red, Irish Style Red Ale category
About Maletis Beverage
Maletis Beverage is a fourth generation family owned and operated beverage distributorship servicing the greater Portland and Southwest Washington area. The company was recently honored with the Craft Beer Distributor Recognition Award by the Brewers Association, which recognizes beer distributors that go above and beyond to market, promote and sell craft beer. Founded in 1935, Maletis Beverage is proudly celebrating its 80th anniversary.