Westward Ho for Hardywood

The Manifest Destiny of beer.

Starting on July 21st, western VA including Charlottesville, the Roanoke Valley and points further west will soon now the pleasure of a fine Hardywood beer. Yesterday the brewery announced that Virginia Eagle Distributing and P. A. Short Distributing will be loading up the trucks and heading west.

From the Press Release.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery of Richmond, Virginia is proud to announce new partnerships with Virginia Eagle Distributing, and P. A. Short Distributing. The partnerships will allow the brewery to begin expanding its distribution footprint to include the western part of the state of Virginia.

“The enthusiasm we’ve seen from customers who come down from western Virginia to visit us and try our beers has been wonderfully encouraging. The craft beer community out west is thriving and we are excited to head to the mountains and become a part of it”says Ben Petty, Regional Sales Manager for Hardywood Park.

“Now that we have the infrastructure in place to expand into new territories, we are excited to partner with such esteemed wholesalers as Virginia Eagle and P. A. Short” says Patrick Murtaugh, Co-founder and Master Brewer of Hardywood Park.

“We are ecstatic to partner with Hardywood Park and help bring their fantastic beer to the Roanoke Valley. Richmond already knows what makes Hardywood such a fantastic brewery, and it’s time for Roanoke to get their own taste!” says Aden Short, Vice President of P. A. Short Distributing Co.

“We are thrilled to represent the Hardywood brand in our area. The Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and their people are the epitome of the entrepreneurial spirit that is thriving in the Virginia craft brewing community. I’m sure the local retailers and consumers will find a place on their shelves and in their refrigerators for these outstanding awarding winning brews” says Scott Heinz, CEO of Virginia Eagle Distributing.

Beginning the week of July 21, 2014, Hardywood will begin rolling out into the new territories with the breweries’ full portfolio, including Singel, Capital Trail Pale Ale, Cream Ale, Hoplar, Saison Rustica, and Virginia Blackberry.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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