Port Expands Distribution

Port Brewing announced today that Russian River Brewing Company will distribute Port’s beers in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California regions.

A press release states that under the agreement Russian River will provide Port’s full range of products, including the much heralded Lost Abbey labels, to Russian River draft and bottle accounts.

“We’re very excited about this agreement,” Port Brewing director of brewery operations Tomme Arthur said for the press release. “Russian River is one of the most respected breweries in the world and serves the top draft houses and bottle shops in Northern California. Having them distribute our beers is great for our business.”

“There is a real buzz in the Bay Area regarding Port Brewing / Lost Abbey beers,” said Russian River owner/brewer Vinnie Cilurzo. “We’re happy to have a hand in making sure that Northern California beer lovers can enjoy these great beers.”

Russian River, which currently self-distributes its own beers in the city of San Francisco, East Bay and the northern Bay Area will now include Port Brewing/Lost Abbey beers to their portfolio. Deliveries are expected to begin in March, 2008.