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AleSmith Expands To South East With Mims Distribution

(Raleigh, NC) – Mims Distributing Company, a beer distributor that services a nine-county area in and around the Triangle, has announced that AleSmith Brewing Company, located in San Diego, Calif., has been added to its distribution area. According to, AleSmith is the world’s top brewer and its agreement with Mims Distributing Company marks the first time that the beer will be available in the Southeastern region of the United States; Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and parts of Rhode Island are the only other states on the East Coast to offer the brand.

AleSmith Brewing Company’s beers have been recognized with numerous awards for taste and quality. To date, the brewery has won 16 medals from the Great American Beer Festival® and nine medals from the World Beer Cup®. This year, compared more than 240,000 beers from more than 16,000 brewers worldwide and rated AleSmith’s IPA, Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy and Old Numbskull among the world’s top 100 beers. Additionally, AleSmith’s Decadence 2012 was rated among the top 0.1 percent of new releases in 2013 out of more than 44,000 beers.

The craft beer industry is exploding in North Carolina, and the state boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the South – more than 100 breweries and brewpubs. The Research Triangle area specifically is gaining recognition as one of the nation’s top beer regions, with a growing beer culture and number of craft breweries. AleSmith is following in the footsteps of several other well-known brands, including Anchor Brewing and Lagunitas Brewing Company, who have selected the region as the best market to launch new products.

Abby Heilbron, account manager for AleSmith Brewing Company, will be featured in the Tales From the Cask craft beer podcast to further discuss the growing craft industry in the Triangle and why her company chose Mims Distributing Company. The podcast is scheduled for release on Friday, May 16 at

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