The publicly-listed beverage bottler American Water Star has entered into an agreement with the New Orleans-based Dixie Brewing Company to handle co-packing and distribution its beverages.

Effective immediately, Dixie will co-pack and distribute American Water Star's entire product line, including Hawaiian Tropic and Geyser Beverages throughout Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle.

"We were in need of a mature co-packing facility that could handle our mass merchant accounts in the Southern states. Dixie Brewing Company's owners, Joe and Kendra Bruno, have a strong commitment to quality and their hands-on production approach is a match for our products. Dixie Brewing is a well-known company founded on quality, stability and integrity and is the perfect choice for our exceptional line of beverage," said Roger Mohlman, president and CEO of American Water Star.