San Diego's Saint Archer Brewing Company Expands Distribution to Las Vegas

Distribution of the craft brews in Sin City began Aug. 15, the San Diego brewery confirmed

Saint Archer Brewing Company’s craft beer is now available in Sin City, the San Diego-based brewery announced Tuesday.

Saint Archer said it has expanded distribution of its line of craft brews to Las Vegas, offering the brand’s core and specialty beers in six-pack cans, draft and 22-ounce bottles throughout the state of Nevada.

In a press release, Josh Landan, president and founder of Saint Archer, said that every time the company has tried to expand distribution to other states, production has “been constrained by capacity.”

“After our most recent brewery expansion we can now produce upwards of 65,000 barrels,” he explained.

Over the next 18 months, Landan said the company plans to launch distribution in several other markets. The expansion into Las Vegas is possible through a partnership with distributor Breakthru Beverage.

Earlier this year, Saint Archer launched distribution in Reno, Nevada.

“We feel that we’re going to have a lot of success in the Vegas market,” said Matt Wilson, Saint Archer director of sales, in a press release.

Saint Archer, founded by Landan in 2013, operates a 33,000-square-foot brewery and tasting room located at 9550 Distribution Ave. in San Diego’s Miramar area, better known as “Beer-amar” to craft beer connoisseurs.

The three-vessel, 30-barrel brew house boasts 120 barrel fermenters. The Tasting Room is open seven days a week: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Gourmet food trucks typically park at the brewery, offering grub for patrons enjoying the brews.

In September 2015, brewing giant MillerCoors LLC agreed to acquire a majority interest in Saint Archer Brewing Company. At that time, Landan said the transaction would allow Saint Archer to remain in San Diego but with more resources to grow.

The brewery is known beers like the Blonde/Kolsch-style Ale, an American Pale Ale, an IPA, Hoppy Pilsner and Belgian White Ale. The company’s brews have won three medals at the World Class San Diego International Beer Festival and a medal ay the Great American Beer Festival.

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