Great Raft is now the third Louisiana Brewery to distribute in Dallas
by Matt Marsiglia
May 8, 2017
Thrillist ranked Great Raft as Louisiana’s best brewery and now they are the third Louisiana brewery to distribute in Dallas. Great Raft joins Bayou Teche & Abita Beer as the other two local breweries in the Big D.
Just in case you haven’t heard, Louisiana breweries have increased by 94% since 2014.
We have climbed from 17 breweries up to 33 now. See our NOLA Beer Guide for more information. Despite the growth, we are a long way out from our potential. Great Raft continues the upward spiral for Louisiana breweries with the latest news.
Dallas, albeit not the same beer culture as Denver, Portland, Seattle, etc., still provides one of the largest craft beer markets in the country based on population alone.
Here’s what Great Raft had to say about the news:
In mid-May, Great Raft Brewing will begin selling beer in the Dallas / Forth Worth market. After a lengthy distributor search and interview process, we are proud to say Full Clip Craft will represent and sell our brands in this thriving market. We couldn’t be happier with this choice and the option to sign with a distributor representing many great brands, all of which are craft breweries. We share similar qualities in our company culture and love the enthusiasm for great beer Full Clip offers.
Additionally, we are excited to bring on a new Brand Ambassador Stephanie Duva. Stephanie lived in Shreveport for several years and started with Great Raft as a beertender in our tasting room. When Stephanie moved back to the Dallas area, we knew we had a good resource with someone who shares our passion for beer and is familiar with our brands.
Congrats to Great Raft on the expansion!