CHARLOTTE — Legion Brewing, a Charlotte-based craft brewing company best known for its Juicy Jay IPA, recently expanded its distribution footprint outside of the Charlotte area for the first time in the company’s seven-year history. .
Legion beer is now available on tap and on grocery store shelves near Gastonia, Belmont and Lincolnton through a distribution agreement with Standard Distributors. Legion will cross state lines south and partner with B&B distributors to bring their brands to Fort Mill and Rock Hill.
“We’re thrilled to be able to share what we love with our North Carolina neighbors to the west and our neighbors to the south in South Carolina,” said Phil Buchy, owner and CEO of Legion Brewing. “The Legion community is growing thanks to the support of our loyal local fans, and I look forward to introducing Legion beer to other cities in the Carolinas in the near future.”
Legion’s flagship beers to be distributed include their signature Juicy Jay IPA, Penguin Pils and the Supernova range, a seasonal rotation of fruity sours.
“This is a long-awaited relationship with a fantastic Charlotte-based brewery that we’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” said Brandon Garrett, craft brand manager at Standard Distributors. “Juicy Jay is an absolute hammer to bring to market along with all the other delicious brand extensions. Standard and Legion will work together to bring quality beer to Gaston County for a long time to come. »
Founded in 2015, Legion Brewing has three taprooms across Charlotte.
The brewing company launched its canning operations in Charlotte during the pandemic in 2020, when bars and restaurants were forced to close. Meanwhile, Legion was already making moves to open a new brewery and adjusted their plans. With a capacity of 100,000 barrels, Legion’s new West Morehead site now serves as the company’s main production facility and was built to meet the anticipated needs of increased onsite and offsite retail distribution.
“We are beyond thrilled and proud to have this opportunity to distribute and raise awareness of Legion’s delicious beers,” said David Spafford, General Manager of B&B Distributors. “Phil and his extremely talented team have embraced our culture, and we have certainly embraced their ‘Friends & Beer’ mantra. It is with this call that we will strive to make Legion Brewing one of the best-selling local craft beer companies in our portfolio, and we are well on our way!”
On the Web: www.legionbrewing.com