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Great Raft Brewing Expands Distribution to Baton Rouge and Northshore Markets

See our press release about our plans for expansion below. Stay tuned for more info around launch events, exact dates of availability, etc.

Great Raft Brewing Expands Distribution to Baton Rouge and Northshore Markets
-- Flagships, select seasonals available in August
-- Crescent Crown Distributing selected as distributor

Great Raft Brewing, Shreveport’s first craft brewery, will introduce its products to Baton Rouge and Northshore markets starting in August. The distribution partnership with Crescent Crown Distributing means more of southern Louisiana’s craft beer enthusiasts can soon enjoy Great Raft’s flagship beers.

“We are excited to share our beers with our patient fans and new consumers alike in these markets. We brewed 3,000 barrels of beer in our first year of operation and are growing every month,” said co-founder and President Andrew Nations. “We hoped to expand to Baton Rouge and Northshore last year but expectation-surpassing sales in other markets prevented this growth.”

Reasonably Corrupt™ black lager, Southern Drawl™ pale lager and Commotion™ pale ale, Great Raft’s original, flagship beers, will be available on tap and in cans throughout the Baton Rouge and Northshore markets in early August.  Seasonal and small-batch offerings will be selectively available as well.

Great Raft’s expansion plans will continue with additional Louisiana parishes in early 2016.

“We are proud to make beer in Louisiana, for Louisiana, and are eager to begin sharing our beer with more and more of the state,” Nations added.

Founded by Shreveport natives Andrew and Lindsay Nations, Great Raft Brewing began operations in October 2013. For more information about Great Raft Brewing’s beers, expansion plans and more, please visit www.greatraftbrewing.com.

About Great Raft Brewing: Great Raft Brewing is a Shreveport, Louisiana based craft brewery dedicated to making creative, authentic beer and helping to build a great beer culture within communities it serves. Co-founders Andrew and Lindsay Nations are Shreveport natives with a passion for beer. Born from their desire to bring exciting, flavorful, fresh craft beer to their hometown, Great Raft Brewing is bringing the craft brewing tradition to Northern Louisiana.

Information about Great Raft Brewing can be found at www.greatraftbrewing.com. Learn more on Twitter https://twitter.com/GreatRaftBeer and Facebook www.facebook.com/greatraftbrewing.