Lowes Foods to Offer Firestone Walker Beer
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JANUARY 19, 2018) – Lowes Foods, a family owned Carolinas-based grocer, is among the first places in North Carolina to offer Firestone Walker beer. , known for its Old World style of craft beer brewing, is based in California and is gradually introducing its beer offerings to the rest of the United States. North Carolina is the 31st state to have Firestone Walker Beer.
“North Carolina has a thriving beer community that has waited patiently for Firestone Walker to arrive for many years,” said David Macon, Firestone Walker’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We are excited to finally be able to share our beers in the Tar Heel State.”
Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a pioneering regional craft brewery founded in 1996 and located on the coast of California. Firestone Walker’s main brewery in Paso Robles, California, produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. The Barrelworks facility in Buellton, California, makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice, California, specializes in limited local offerings.
“We are thrilled to add Firestone Walker to the ever-growing collection of craft beers that we offer at Lowes Foods,” said Charles Slezak, Lowes Foods Beer and Wine Category Manager. “Firestone Walker is a very well-known and respected California brewer, and Lowes Foods is very proud to help bring this wonderful craft beer to our state.”
Firestone Walker beer is currently available by draft for growlers in Lowes Foods’ Beer Dens. In early March, it also will be available as packaged beer. For more information about Firestone Walker Brewing Company, please visit firestonebeer.com.
About Lowes Foods – Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs approximately 9,000 people and operates nearly 100 full-service supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Locally owned and operated, Lowes Foods is truly a homegrown company committed to bringing community back to the table, by providing customers with the freshest and most innovative local products from local suppliers. The company maintains a strong focus on exceptional attention to our guests, with services like Lowes Foods-To-Go personal shopping and gas rewards discounts. To learn more, visit lowesfoods.com or follow Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter. Lowes Foods, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.
About Alex Lee, Inc. – Founded in 1931, Alex Lee is a family-owned and operated company that employs approximately 10,000 people. It serves as the parent company of Merchants Distributors, LLC, which provides full-service, wholesale distribution to supermarkets. In addition, Alex Lee is the parent company of Lowes Foods, which includes nearly 100 full-service grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as Just Save food stores in North Carolina. Alex Lee, Inc. is based in Hickory, NC.
For more information, please visit alexlee.com.