O'Fallon's Brews And Pinckney Bend's Spirits Are Exported To Italy

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

St. Louis labels are popping up across the pond since O’Fallon Brewery and Pinckney Bend Distillery signed deals with the Italian alcohol distributor, F&G Compagnia Di Commercio, late last month. Now, glass six-packs of O’Fallon along with bottles of Pinckney Bend’s spirits and unique tonic syrup can be found on the shelves in Turin and other northern cities of Italy.

Image courtesy of O'Fallon Brewery

Image courtesy of O’Fallon Brewery

President and CEO of O’Fallon Brewery, Jim Gorczyca, was delighted to share the news in a press release stating, “The explosive demand for craft beer is not contained to the United States. Distributors around the world are looking for American craft beer to bring to their markets, and we could not be more excited to be exporting O’Fallon beers to Italy. This is a landmark step for our company, and it says a lot about the perception of St. Louis craft beers.” Gorczyca just shipped cases of O’Fallon’s 5-Day IPA, Zeke’s, Wheach and Smoked Porter to the Italian wholesaler.

O’Fallon is already available in more than a dozen states and production will continue to grow with the completion of their new, 40,000-square-foot facility slated to open later this year in Maryland Heights. Stateside, look for the release of O’Fallon’s new summer brew, Berry Best, to be sold on draft around Greater St. Louis and a handful of surrounding markets. The seasonal, unfiltered American wheat has an extra crisp kick thanks to being brewed with bushels of fresh strawberries.

Pinckney Bend is no stranger to exporting their award-winning products, having already shipped their spirits to Singapore in the past year. They also expect to be exporting to distributors in Hong Kong and Malaysia by early 2015.

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