Blacklist Artisan Ales Inks Distribution Agreement for Metro Area

We’ve got some great news for craft beer aficionados in the Twin Cities!

Duluth’s Blacklist Artisan Ales has finalized plans to expand their distribution to 17 counties within – and surrounding – the Twin Cities. Their new partnership with distributor Clear River will ensure that Blacklist’s deliciously crafted brews will make their way into your craft beer collection!


Related: Tour Blacklist’s New Brewery with The Duluth Experience

Blacklist Artisan Ales Inks Distribution Agreement for Metro Area

DULUTH, MN – Soon after announcing their expansion into a fresh brewery and taproom space at 120 East Superior Street, Blacklist Artisan Ales has signed a distribution agreement with Clear River Beverage Company.

Clear River will distribute Blacklist products to 17 counties within and surrounding the Twin Cities market including Aitkin, Pine, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Benton, Sherburne, Isanti, Chisago, Wright, Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver, Scott, and Stearns.

Clear River Beverage Company’s mission is to “passionately represent and introduce quality craft beers and ciders to Minnesota’s Twin Cities (Minneapolis & Saint Paul) and surrounding marketplace”.

“We are excited to be expanding our product’s reach and look forward to the partnership,” said TJ Estabrook, owner and general counsel. Jon Loss, owner and marketing director stated, “working with Clear River will allow Blacklist to meet customer demands and allow us to more readily grow into tap accounts in restaurants and bars as well as our new taproom space in Duluth”.

The under construction, fully remodeled, 5,700 square foot taproom space represents a major expansion for Blacklist, which has enjoyed growing notoriety for high-quality artisan ales. Blacklist expects to be fully moved into its new space by summer 2016 with a grand opening to be announced.


About Blacklist Artisan Ales

Longtime friends and collaborators, Brian Schanzenbach and Jon Loss, founded blacklist Artisan Ales in 2012. From its humble beginnings with a Kickstarter campaign, Blacklist has grown steadily and in mid-2015, TJ Estabrook joined Jon and Brian as a partner. Specializing in Belgian style artisan ales, Blacklist continues to thrill its followers with bold flavors, innovative ingredient selections, and refreshing ales that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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