As one of the earliest breweries on the scene (in business since June 2011) and as large as they’ve grown over the past half-decade (producing 8,000 barrels in 2015 per Brewers Association stats), 5 Rabbit is certainly well entrenched around Chicago and has been for a while.
And even though 5 Rabbit beers are widely available throughout Chicagoland, as well as in Ohio and Florida, you couldn’t get a 5 Lizard, a Gringolandia Pils or a Chinga tu Pelo in Indiana. (Though considering the former governor of IN is now our Vice President, maybe that last one goes without saying.)
Per the below release from Cavalier Distributing, 5 Rabbit begins Indiana distribution in just a few days, with beers flowing into the Hoosier State at a number of events.
5 RABBIT CERVECERÍA ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION IN INDIANA
CHICAGO – 5 Rabbit Cervecería has announced expanded distribution plans, partnering with Cavalier Distributing as their distributor for Indiana. Cavalier also distributes 5 Rabbit in Florida and Ohio.
Beginning February 6, Cavalier will distribute draught versions of 5 Rabbit’s beers including 5 Lizard Passionfruit Witbier, 5 Vulture Oaxacan-Style Dark Ale, Gringolandia Super Pils, Gringolandia Irónica IPA, and Yodo con Leche Imperial Porter. Package will be released this spring, as well as seasonal and limited releases as they are available.
“We are excited to partner with Cavalier to bring our Latin-inspired beers to our friends in neighboring Indiana,” said Andrés Araya, Founder and CEO of 5 Rabbit.
5 Rabbit Cervecería Launch Events
Tuesday 2/7 The Exchange Pub + Kitchen, 118 W. Main Street, New Albany, Indiana 47150 – 5 p.m. The Atlas, 209 S. College Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47404 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 8 La Margarita, 1043 Virginia Avenue Suite 1A, Indianapolis, Indiana – 6 p.m. HopCat, 6280 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 9 Ted’s Wine Bar, 12628 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46845 – 5 p.m. New Paradigm Brewing, 600 S. Main Street, Elkhart, Indiana 46516 – 6 p.m. Beer Geeks Pub, 3030 45th Street, Highland, Indiana 46322 – 6:30 p.m.
For more details, visit cavbeer.com/events/.
About 5 Rabbit
Founded in 2011 by CEO Andrés Araya and internationally-acclaimed beer authority Randy Mosher, Chicago’s award-winning 5 Rabbit Cervecería is the first Latin American-inspired U.S. brewery. Their mission is to bring the energy, passion and amazing richness of Latin culture and cuisine to the delicious world of craft beer.
About Cavalier Distributing
Since its inception 25 years ago, Cavalier Distributing has been dedicated to bringing great beer, spirits, wine, and other craft beverages to the increasingly discerning, appreciative, and educated consumers in Florida, Indiana, and Ohio. Founded by President George Fisher in 1992, Cavalier is one of the only distributors in the country with a portfolio that is exclusively American craft and imports. Cavalier employs nearly 400 employees throughout the three states and is headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio.
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