Mims Distributing Company Adds DuClaw Brewing Company to Its Portfolio

North Carolina Distributor Expands Selection with Handcrafted Baltimore-Based Brews

Raleigh, NC, January 15, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has added DuClaw Brewing Company to its lineup of brewing partners. The Baltimore-based brewing company offers more than 35 unique handcrafted beers, including their bestselling brew, Sweet Baby Jesus, a chocolate peanut butter porter.

Dave Benfield founded DuClaw as a home brewing operation while in college. In 1996, he opened DuClaw Brewing Company as a brewpub to serve his own original handcrafted beer in Bel Air, Maryland. Having outgrown the facility in Bel Air, DuClaw is now housed in a state of the art facility in Abingdon, Maryland. Today, Benfield and DuClaw Brewing Company Brewmaster Jim Wagner collaborate as the masterminds behind their diverse array of handcrafted brews. The DuClaw brewing staff works to create a unique identity for each new beer, from naming the product to branding and product launch.

Some brews, such as Bare Ass Blonde and Dirty Little Freak, are available on tap and in bottles year round, while others rotate through the lineup depending on available ingredients and seasonality. For more information on DuClaw Brewing Company, visit http://duclaw.com.

“North Carolina’s growing craft beer scene has been on our radar for awhile,” said Benfield. “Reaching this milestone is a big deal to us, and we can’t wait to get our beers into the hands of more people who can truly appreciate our inventive – and sometimes weird but always cool – approach. The folks at Mims Distributing love our fluid, and we have a high-level of respect for the work they do. They’re undoubtedly the partner that will help us get there.”

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with DuClaw Brewing Company,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing Company. “DuClaw creates great handcrafted brews with innovative hop blends and variations. Mims cannot wait to delight Triangle area beer lovers with the incredible styles from DuClaw.”

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About MIMS Distributing:
Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers the MillerCoors brands that domestic beer fans enjoy, and maintains extensive knowledge of what’s brewing in the craft beer industry. These expert brew sellers also share their passion for excellent beers on Tales from the Cask, a popular award-winning craft beer podcast covering everything from locally grown hops to seasonal ales and beyond. A proponent of the Triangle’s craft beer explosion, Mims Distributing offers favorites from AleSmith Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing, Carolina Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing, to name a few. Mims Distributing also recently reentered the wine distribution business. In addition to believing in the delicious beers and wines they sell, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits each year. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. Mims Distributing is also dedicated to sustainability as a way of life, and in 2013 was recognized with a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, as well as named a top three “green” Triangle business by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://www.mimsdistributing.com.

About DuClaw Brewing Company:
DuClaw Brewing Company is a leading craft brewery founded in 1996, and is based in Baltimore, Maryland. The company has released more than 65 unique beers and countless variations and blends, and is available in select liquor stores, restaurants and bars throughout Maryland, DC, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania. DuClaw’s state-of-the-art, 60,000 square foot brewing facility produces over 25,000 barrels per year to keep pace with an ever-expanding lineup of specialty brews. DuClaw also operates brewpub restaurants in Arundel Mills, Bel Air, Bowie and Baltimore Washington International Airport that serve its award-winning craft beers on tap. For more information on DuClaw Brewing Company visit www.duclaw.com, like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/DuClawBeers or follow them on Twitter at @DuClawBrewing.
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Ashley Warren