Trim Tab Brewing expands distribution to south Alabama, Florida Panhandle

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 Trim Tab Brewing is expanding outside of the state of Alabama only six months after the brewery started canning its beers.

The Birmingham brewery will start distributing next week in south Alabama and the Florida panhandle.

Allstate Beverage Company will be distributing in the Montgomery area; Gulf Distributing on the Alabama coast; Goldring Gulf Distributing in the Panhandle; and Premium Beverage in Opelika.

"We've had countless people ask for our beers in Montgomery, Auburn and the Gulf Coast in general,"  Owner Harris Stewart said. "We get people who visit Trim Tab form these areas, and now we're so excited to bring our gravitational nectar to them."

The beers will hit shelves on Monday and the Trim Tab Crew will be holding launch events in six cities in three days starting Tuesday. The schedule will be posted on Trim Tab's website and Facebook page. 

The expansion comes just after the brewery released its Paradise Now Raspberry Berliner Weisse in cans.

"Paradise Now can be enjoyed anywhere, but it's a perfect beer for the beach and anywhere sunny," Stewart said.

In October, Trim Tab launched its first canned beer - the Trim Tab IPA. Earlier this year, it started selling the Pillar to Post Rye Brown in cans.

This weekend, Trim Tab will celebrate its second anniversary with a party and events all weekend long.

Trim Tab has been in a rapid expansion mode in the last year, including new equipment, more employees, canned product and an 8,000-square-feet expansion of the facility. This distribution change about doubles the brewery's distribution territory, Stewart said.

"To begin with, we always wanted to take things slow to a certain degree, because we really wanted to focus on building the brand and refining the recipes," Stewart said. "The timing just feels right. The team feels ready, the beer is ready, and we're ready to bring the that to a larger number of people, and for the first time ever, we have the capacity to do that."

 

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