Cigar City Brewing continues in rapid growth in 2018 to allow for the first full-time international partnership in nearly eight years! CCB is partnering with Great Brands AB of Stockholm, Sweden, for distribution of their ales and lagers throughout Scandinavia. Their world-renowned Jai Alai IPA and Guayabera Citra Pale Ale, to name a few, will be available in kegs and 12-oz cans in Sweden, Finland, and Norway.

The distribution begins in September, and is looking to build a strong presence in Sweden of CANarchy breweries such as Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing. CCB boasts to be one of the best selling craft six-pack cans in the US through national IRI reports of Jai Alai IPA and other year-round and seasonal offerings complementing. Since 2009, national and international awards have gained the attention of these breweries.

“We couldn’t be more excited to distribute our beer full time to Sweden and other Scandinavian markets,” says CCB’s El Lector Neil Callaghan. “We’ve been lucky enough to brew beer with several Swedish breweries and attend Swedish beer festivals for many years and we know how knowledgeable and discerning the beer market is in that part of the world. To bring Florida flavor to Sweden with the help of Sweden’s best importers in Jörgen and his team is a true honor.”
Great Brands’ Founder and Manager Jörgen Hasselqvist says, “We are obviously delighted to introduce Cigar City Brewing in Sweden and Scandinavia – something we have been working on for quite a while. Cigar City Brewing´s reputation speaks for itself and we know the Swedish beer fans are as excited as we are.”
The market launch will be at the 2018 Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival during September 27-29 & October 4-6 2018. CANarchy and Cigar City Brewing will tell the story of CCB throughout Stockholm during the festival.
Sweden will represent Cigar City Brewing’s full-time distribution in an international market. CCB’s beer, includes award-winning Jai Alai IPa, that is available in 23 states and Puerto Rico.
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