Photos courtesy of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery entering Texas? Well, sort of.
I recently saw that Virginia’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery received TABC approvals to come into Texas. I have to admit, I was excited for this one. I have had many of their beers over the years, and would happily buy them here when they become available. So, I reached out to them to find out the details. Their Director of National Sales, Benjamin Petty, got back to me with what we should expect from them.
“We are in the process of registering with TABC, for a few projects that we do with Trader Joe’s. We have a couple of collaborations we have done with them, such as Colombia Supremo Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Stout, and Speculoos Cookie Butter Beer, that we are expanding to some additional key markets with Trader Joe’s.
We are looking at shipping some of our Gingerbread Stout, and a few variants, such as Christmas Morning and Christmas Pancakes next year as well, also through Trader Joe’s.
We don’t have any plans currently of opening up distribution beyond that. Our normal distribution footprint is tightly focused around the Virginia, DC, and NC markets. While we love to share our beer with fans across the country, we put our focus on our home markets. We do sell quite a few of our brands through Tavour, I would highly recommend your audience check it out if they haven’t already. It’s a great platform, and an awesome group of folks there that we really enjoy working with. They treat beer well, and are a pretty fantastic ecommerce app. I am pretty sure they deliver to Texas, so that’s your best bet for getting your hands on Hardywood beers pretty regularly in Texas.”
As of now, though, they are TABC approved. I won’t complain about having this as an option, and will buy their beer when I do make it over to Trader Joe’s again.
For more information on Hardywood Park, please visit their website.