Cornelius-based microbrewery partners with craft-dedicated distributor in NC markets

"Greensboro, NC—July 23, 2015—Craft Central, a dedicated craft beer distributor, has announced D9 Brewing Company as the latest addition to their growing portfolio. Based in Cornelius, North Carolina, D9 Brewing reimagines unique and trusted styles of beer, focusing on American Ales, English Ales, Viking Heathers and Cascadian Ales. Craft Central will distribute D9’s brands in central and western portions of the state, including the major cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Asheville.

D9 Brewing began in a Charlotte home, when two computer engineers and a doctor discovered their shared interest in homebrewing. Founders Andrew Durstewitz, Aaron Burton and John Ashcraft began to host brewing parties, and with word of their talents spreading, the parties soon outgrew Durstewitz’s garage. In 2013, they decided to turn their passion into a profession. Less than two years later, D9 has expanded from a one-barrel system to a 4,700 square-foot brewery and taproom, increasing their brewing capacity tenfold. D9 is best known for their flagship beer, Battle Hymn Black IPA, and their newly-bottled offering, Viking Froach.

D9 aims to unite and inspire the community through the brewing and sharing of their extraordinary beers, which makes them a great addition to the Craft Central family,” said Chris Caffey, President and CEO of Craft Central. “We know the craft beer drinkers in our markets will love D9’s diverse lineup.”

“We are proud to announce our partnership with Craft Central to expand the distribution of our Fanatical Ales throughout the Triad, Charlotte and western regions of North Carolina. As a homegrown, 10-barrel production brewery, we are looking forward to bringing these great brews to even more craft beer enthusiasts in our home state,” said Durstewitz, co-founder and CEO of D9 Brewing Company.

To learn more and interact with Craft Central, please visit CraftCentralBeer.com or find them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About Craft Central

Craft Central is a dedicated craft beer distributor and division of Caffey Distributing and Carolina Premium Beverage headquartered in Greensboro, NC. It serves the greater part of central and western North Carolina, including the major cities of Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Asheville.  Craft Central distributes local, regional and national brands while continuing to grow its portfolio. For more information visit, craftcentralbeer.com."

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