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Chicago’s largest independent craft brewer expands to Michigan

Monday, August 21, 2017 3:00 PM | Anonymous

Revolution Brewing kicks off statewide launch Monday, Aug. 21

CHICAGO – One-of-a-kind beers from Revolution Brewing, Chicago’s largest independent craft brewer, are available throughout the state beginning Monday, Aug. 21 through the M1 Network, a group of 10 MillerCoors distributors in Michigan.

“We’re proud to bring such a highly-decorated craft brewery into the fold and introduce Revolution Brewing’s iconic and innovative styles to beer lovers throughout Michigan,” said Kit Wanty-Lambert, president of the M1 Network. “Our network of 10 distributors is proud to employ over 1,200 people, including more than 200 Cicerone Certified Beer Servers and nearly a dozen Certified Cicerones.”

The founder of Revolution Brewing and many of the brewery’s employees have deep ties to Michigan, making their launch in the state a homecoming to many.

“We are especially proud to bring our beers to Michigan because my wife Krista grew up there and that’s where we met during college,” said Josh Deth, founder of Revolution Brewing. “Michigan is where I brewed my first batches of homebrew and got hooked on beer culture.”

“Josh celebrated his 21st birthday at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor while attending the University of Michigan, and some 20 years later he is returning to see his beer added to the renowned craft beer bar’s tap list,” said Wanty-Lambert. Ashley’s is hosting a Revolution Brewing launch party on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Revolution’s flagship IPA, Anti-Hero, and Mosaic Hero, which is part of the Hero Series line of specialty IPAs, will make up the initial rollout in Michigan. A special batch of Local Hero is also being brewed exclusively for the Michigan launch, made entirely with hops grown at Hop Head Farms in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Seasonal beers, beginning with Oktoberfest and later this year, the Deep Wood Series of barrel‐aged beers, will follow.

With the addition of Michigan, Revolution is now available in eight states throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

The M1 Network is made up of the following distributors: Alpena Beverage (Alpena), Alliance Beverage (Grand Rapids), Dan Henry Distributing (Lansing), Eastown Distributors (Highland Park), Great Lakes Wine and Spirits (Highland Park), Gerry’s Distributing (Port Huron), I.H.S. Distributing (Kalamazoo), John P. O’Sullivan Distributing (Flint), O&W Inc. (Ypsilanti) and Powers Distributing (Orion).



332 Townsend Street
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Phone: 517.482.5555
Fax: 517.482.1532



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