Craft Brew Alliance is expanding its presence in Europe and Asia

Craft Brew Alliance is expanding its presence in Europe and Asia

Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) has signed a deal with exporting company CraftCanTravel to exclusively distribute a selection of its beers in Europe and Asia.

Distribution will be focussed on Kona Longboard Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale, Omission Lager and Pale Ale, Redhook Long Hammer IPA and Pilsner, Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen and the Rotator IPA Series, CBA said today (1 November). Specific beers will vary by country. 

CraftCanTravel has started distributing some of the beers to China, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK.

“We see significant opportunity for US craft beers internationally and CBA is uniquely positioned to be an export leader because our brand portfolio offers a wide variety of beers to satisfy any beer drinking occasion,” said Andy Thomas, CBA's commercial operations president. 

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. 

In Agust, CBA, formed by the merger of Widmer Brothers Brewing and Redhook Ale Brewery, announced a slide in first-half profits, while sales rose by 12%