Portland, Oregon. Earth. – Ecliptic Brewing of Portland, Oregon, will open a new store in the first quarter of 2023. Ecliptic has partnered with Arizona Beer and Cider Company (ABC) to open their Arizona territory in early 2023.
Ecliptic Brewing opened in 2013 and has experienced steady growth ever since, with a particularly big boost following the installation of its canning line in 2017. The company currently distributes its beer throughout Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, North Carolina, British Columbia (Canada) . and Japan. The partnership with ABC will open up Arizona for distribution, with a focus on the Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tucson areas.
ABC is owned by the Ebel brothers and based in Phoenix. It is a craft-oriented distributor that aims to provide quality products with unique stories. With the latest distribution technology, generous cold rooms and trucks, combined with hardworking, beer-savvy staff, ABC is committed to quality. ABC’s motto is “We Build Brands” and they sell some of the best liquids on land!
John Harris, owner and brewmaster of Ecliptic, says, “Arizona Beer and Cider approached us directly to expand their beer portfolio. After meeting with them we saw a good fit and are launching in early 2023.” The opportunity for new markets followed with the opening of Ecliptic Brewing’s second brewery and taproom, the Moon Room, which opened last November. Harris continues, “I have judged beers at GABF many times with one of their owners – Jason Ebel. Their respect for craft beer is very evident and I look forward to working with them.”
Ecliptic Brewing will introduce the Arizona market with a variety of beers including the company’s flagship Ecliptic Starburst IPA and Phaser Hazy IPA, as well as LIGO West Coast IPA, Pyxis Pilsner and Tucana Tangerine Sour Ale. Check local retailers for beer availability statewide.
Ecliptic Brewing has scheduled a launch in Arizona for mid-February, including a visit from John Harris. Visit Ecliptic’s website and Facebook page for up-to-date details on potential release events.
About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is owned and operated by John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic combines Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy. Ecliptic Brewing’s Mothership location opened in North Portland in October 2013, and its second location – the Moon Room – opened in Southeast Portland in November 2021.
Ecliptic celebrates Earth’s annual journey around the sun through its beer and restaurant menus. Signature Harris beers include Ecliptic Starburst IPA, Phaser Hazy IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, Capella Porter, and Pyxis Pilsner.
Ecliptic beers are available at the Mothership Brewery (825 North Cook St), the Moon Room (930 SE Oak St), grocery stores, bottle shops and throughout the area. They are distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast,
Washington South Shore), Hodgen Distributing (Oregon East), Summit Distribution (Oregon South), NW Beverages (Seattle, Tacoma), Odom (Washington East, Northern ID), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Hayden Beverage (Idaho), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), Beer Thirst (Canada) and Tread Water (Japan).
For more information, visit: eclipticbrewing.com.
About Arizona Beer & Cider
The Arizona Beer and Cider Company is a Phoenix-based, craft-focused distributor owned by the Ebel Brothers, founders of Two Brothers Brewing Co. and Windy City Distributing. We are a branded, brand building distributor focused on selling our products based on the quality and uniqueness of their stories.
We opened our doors on October 1st with over 3200 square feet of refrigerated space, a fully temperature controlled warehouse and all refrigerated delivery vehicles, so we have a strong focus on maintaining product quality and integrity. Our employees are beer savvy, down to earth, hardworking and sell our brands with integrity and care.
We use the latest distribution technology that provides ease of use for our customers and producer partners. Complete transparency and optimized communication from our customers back to our producers.
For more information, visit: https://azbeercider.com/