Ridgefield is a sprawling suburban community located just north of Vancouver, Washington. It is located in one of the fastest-growing regions in the Northwest and it is also the home of Ridgefield Craft Brewing, which operates a brewery and taproom in the town’s quaint downtown district. The brewery opened in 2019, as we featured in this article.
Ridgefield Craft Brewing just announced new distribution agreements that will see its beers enjoy wider distribution across Western Washington. Here is the announcement about these new partnerships with Kendall’s Pioneer and Browar Polska.
RIDGEFIELD CRAFT BREWING HEADS TO STORES AND TAPS ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. – (February 23, 2021) – Ridgefield, one of the fastest-growing cities in Washington state, is home to one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the state.
Operating a brand-new 10-barrel farm brewery just south of the sprawling suburban community, Ridgefield Craft Brewing has expanded from area taprooms to its own Taproom in the quaint downtown, to having its products featured at the popular ilani Resort and Casino nearby.
Now, the community-minded brewer has enlisted the support of local beverage distributors Kendall’s Pioneer and Browar Polska to make craft brews available to beer enthusiasts by delivering cases and kegs to area retailers, restaurants and taprooms.
“We are a local craft brewer and we want to stay a local craft brewer, said Steve Dronen, owner of Ridgefield Craft Brewing. “We want to make great beer and have it available throughout the community. We are happy to leave the distribution and back-office work to our partners who are eager and ready to support craft brewers.”
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Dronen began with self-distribution but decided to partner with the two distributors whose parent company is Corwin Beverage Co., also based in Ridgefield. The partnership affords Dronen and his fiancé and general manager Ariana Overton the time to focus on innovative beers and operate a taproom while also raising three school-age children in the Ridgefield community.
“We will be well positioned across all distribution channels as we move out of the pandemic,” said Dronen.
Distribution will center on two of the brewery’s nine beers, including an IPA and amber, which are proving to be their most popular so far. Brews such as Archaic Amber and New Whirled Order IPA are appearing in retail specialty coolers, along with eventual seasonal options. Meanwhile, at least five beer styles will be distributed for draft service as the brewery matches its creations with emerging craft beer tastes and preferences.
“We look forward to making these fresh, local beverages available for beer enthusiasts across the region,” said Sam Madrid, chief operating officer Corwin Beverage Co, and general manager of Browar Polska. “This is one of the nicest breweries anyone could imagine, with amazing equipment, quality assurance laboratories and a very committed staff.”