Green Man Brewery is expanding its distribution South once again, taking on the entire state of Florida. The craft beer pioneer in Asheville, North Carolina has been steadily ramping up distribution since its second expansion in 2012, starting with North Carolina and spreading out to Tennessee and South Carolina. Green Man is in the process of opening up the entire state, and Green Man beer will be found statewide in the beginning of December.
The Brewer’s Association ranks Florida as 8th in the country for economic impact of craft beer, which is an indication of it’s status as an emerging craft beer state. Tampa has also been named second best beer town in the country by USA Today. Green Man has developed an eager fan base in the state due to the high crossover of tourism between Florida in Asheville, and the brewery’s owner has strong roots in the state.
“We have received a great deal of enthusiasm for our beer from Florida, and our distribution strategy is to follow where the love is,” explains Dennis Thies, owner. “It is a great homecoming for me. We are excited to deliver what our fans have been asking for, and just in time for the holidays.”
Green Man year round flagships IPA, ESB, and Porter will be available initially throughout the entire state of Florida, in 12 oz. bottle six packs and on draft.
Green Man IPA: Green Man India Pale Ale is delectably hoppy with a properly balanced body. Generous hop additions give it a wonderful bitterness and pleasant floral nose, while a combination of traditional British malts creates a rich, satisfying flavor and alluring copper color.
Green Man ESB: A malty amber ale boasting rich toasted and caramel flavors, Green Man ESB is an award-winning signature brew. A blend of authentic British malts and hops creates a nutty aroma, full body, and a sweet finish. Prepare yourself for a truly exceptional interpretation of a traditional English style.
Green Man Porter: Dark, full-bodied, and rich in flavor, Green Man Porter is wonderfully easy to drink. It offers a creamy, smooth mouthfeel and finishes with distinctive chocolate notes. This traditionally crafted, award-winning British-style Porter enjoys a legendary following.
Look out for Green Man Legendary Ales starting the first week of December, in bottle shops, bars, and restaurants. Promotional events, tastings, and tap takeovers will be taking place throughout the state during the first three weeks in December.