Boulder Gets More Beer Folks

Moosehead Breweries Ltd., Canada’s No. 3 brewer, has chosen Boulder as the headquarters for its new U.S. operations.

The office is expected to open in early July and all of national operations will be run out of the Boulder location.

Moosehead USA has a sales and marketing staff of about 20 in the United States, with a half-dozen to be based in Boulder.

The company said they will be adding staffers as the company ramps up its U.S. sales and perhaps distributes beer on behalf of other brewers.

Moosehead Breweries, headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick, traces its roots to 1867, when Susannah Oland began brewing in her Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, backyard. The Oland family still owns and operates the privately held brewery.

Moosehead sells its beer throughout Canada, in all 50 states and in 15 other countries.

Moosehead’s new U.S. operations come after the company in March discontinued marketing its beer in this country through Gambrinus Co., a San Antonio-based distributor.