06 July 2016
From Ground Breaker:
Drinking 100% gluten-free craft beer in Western Canada just got a little bit easier. Ground Breaker Brewing announced their new partnership with Vancouver, BC based Copper & Theory, an independent craft-beer distributor.
“Western Canada has always been very important to us. Both BC & Alberta, like Portland, have really embraced craft beer,” said James Neumeister, Managing Member and Head of Research and Development at Ground Breaker Brewing. “Copper & Theory are a team of beer lovers and we are very enthusiastic to be working with them.”
It’s been a busy year at Ground Breaker Brewing. Barely one year ago, after the successful YES WE CAN! Kickstarter campaign, Ground Breaker launched their flagship IPA No. 5 and Olallie in 12 oz cans. In September, Ground Breaker brought home the Silver Medal from the 2015 Great American Beer Festival® in the Gluten-Free Beer category for their IPA No. 5. Then, in October, they announced a partnership with Artisan Distributing to sell their beers in California. In January Ground Breaker returned to Vermont and expanded to Maine. Just last month, they expanded to Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
“Expanding our distribution is important, but our number one priority is always to take care of the beer loving customers we already have and Copper & Theory sets a very high bar in terms of service,” remarked Neumeister.