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Mims Distributing Company Joins Leinenkugel’s Third Annual Canoes for a Cause Event June 13

North Carolina Beer and Wine Distributor Partners with Brewer and Keep North Carolina Beautiful to Clean and Preserve Lake Johnson.

Raleigh, NC, June 06, 2015 --( Mims Distributing Company, a North Carolina wholesale beverage distributor, announced that the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company’s Canoes for a Cause campaign will hold its third annual North Carolina event on Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Lake Johnson in Wake County. This year Leinenkugel and Mims Distributing have partnered with Keep North Carolina Beautiful, a grassroots organization assisting communities with active beautification and anti-litter programs, to host the volunteer litter cleanup event.

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company’s Canoes for a Cause supports local water stewardship efforts and demonstrates the brewery’s passion for water quality. The main ingredient for beer is water, leading breweries like Leinenkugel to rely on local water sources for production efforts. This need is one of the driving forces behind the brewery’s initiative to maintain clean waterways and resources. Previous events have been hosted in Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Madison, Wisconsin and Cleveland. Following the cleanup, there will be a volunteer appreciation party with Leinenkugel beers and raffle prizes.

Mims Distributing emphasizes clean, safe waterways as beer and wine production relies heavily on water. This partnership with Leinenkugel is one of many ways Mims reinforces its mission to preserve the state’s natural resources.

Pre-registration is requested and can be completed online at or by calling (919) 783-6993.

“Pure, clean water has always been an important part of Leinenkugel’s brewing heritage,” said Dick Leinenkugel, President of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. “It’s great to see Mims Distributing Company and Keep North Carolina Beautiful continue their leadership in preserving local water resources.”

“We are excited to partner with Leinenkugel for the third consecutive year to lead efforts in creating clean water resources throughout North Carolina and preserving Lake Johnson,” said Chip Mims, CEO at Mims Distributing Company. “The people at Leinenkugel share our passion for environmental conservation and giving back to the community. We encourage everyone to come out and have a fun day on the like while making a difference in the environmental quality of our area.”

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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

About Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.:
The Leinenkugel Family brewery was founded in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in May 1867 by Jacob Leinenkugel. A family man driven by an iron work ethic, Jacob knew that his family would play an integral part of his brewery’s success. Today, the fifth generation of Leinenkugels® continue to brew the same family inspired recipes that Jacob poured his heart and soul into. Over the years, the family has grown and so has the brewery, but its history and heritage remain at the forefront.

About Keep North Carolina Beautiful:
Keep North Carolina Beautiful is primarily a grassroots organization assisting communities with active beautification and anti-litter programs, and helping other communities that want to develop such programs. Keep North Carolina Beautiful offers hands-on community improvement projects that allow everyone to take personal responsibility for the cleanliness and sustainability of their community environments. We know that North Carolina’s beauty attracts investment through travel and tourism, business and people looking for a better quality of life. Keep North Carolina Beautiful’s work in enhancing and preserving our state’s beauty is our business model.
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