Ground Breaker Brewing, Imperial Beverage Partner to Bring Award-Winning Gluten-Free Beer to Michigan
The Portland, Oregon-based Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup® winning gluten-free brewery is partnering with Imperial Beverage to bring their lineup to the Great Lakes State. Ground Breaker beers will begin hitting store shelves just before Memorial Day weekend.
“Expanding our distribution footprint to the Midwest has been a long-held goal of ours,” said James Neumeister, the founder of Ground Breaker Brewing. “We feel we’ve found an amazing partner in Imperial Beverage, they’re a top distributor in the state and they understand our brand and what it brings to the craft beer world.”
Imperial Beverage will be bringing the full lineup of Ground Breaker Brewing’s 100% gluten-free craft beer to Michigan including:
IPA No. 5, (Silver medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2015 GABF; Silver award, Gluten-Free Beer, 2018 WBC) 12 ounce & 16 ounce can package and draft. Olallie Ale, 12 ounce can package and draft. Dark Ale, (Gold medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2014 GABF, 2016 GABF, 2017 GABF; Bronze medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2018 GABF) 16 ounce can package and draft. Inclusion Dry-Hopped Pale Ale, (Bronze medal, Gluten-Free Beer, 2012 GABF) in a 16 ounce package and draft. Ephemeral Series, 16 ounce can package and draft.
The first of Ground Breaker’s seasonal Ephemeral Series releases to make the journey to Michigan will be Mellow Meridian Juicy Pale Ale, filled to the brim with notes of fresh peach, grapefruit and citrus. At 4.8% ABV it’s sessionable but very juicy with a soft and delicate bitterness.
About Ground Breaker Brewing
Ground Breaker Brewing is a gluten-free craft brewery and gastropub founded in 2011. They are dedicated to crafting 100% gluten-free beer; using ingredients which are naturally gluten-free and allowing no gluten in their facility. Ground Breaker has won a medal in the gluten-free category at the Great American Beer Festival® each year they have entered. The gastropub is located at 2030 SE 7th Ave. in Portland, OR. Ground Breaker’s beers are distributed in the following territories: OR, WA, ID, CA, VT, ME, MA, RI; in BC and AB, Canada; and Japan. http://www.groundbreakerbrewing.com/
About Imperial Beverage
Imperial Beverage is a long-standing member of the Michigan beverage distribution community. Established in 1933 after the repeal of prohibition and purchased by Kalamazoo’s Cekola family in 1984, Imperial has grown from a one county beer distributor to a top 10 statewide beer, wine, and spirits wholesaler. With 300 employees and 4 locations in Kalamazoo, Livonia, Ishpeming, and Traverse City, Imperial provides statewide coverage that serves every Michigan County, every week, all year long.
Our knowledgeable staff works with our customers to fulfill our passion statement “Helping People Succeed,” by building profit and identity in their restaurants and retail locations through the selection of fine wines, craft beers, ciders, spirits, sodas and mixers from our diverse and innovative portfolio. http://imperialbeverage.com/