VENICE, Calif. — Venice Duck Brewery today announced the expansion of its can distribution throughout Southern California, in a move that puts Venice Beach craft beer on the map. Venice Duck beers can now be found in 300 locations in Southern California in restaurants and bars. With the distribution power of Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits Venice Duck Brewery is in a strong position to dominate local liquor stores and grocery chains.
Venice Duck Brewery founders, John Binder and Christian Warren are two local bartenders from Venice Beach who wanted to make their mark with an IPA that boasts complex taste and flavor. The company was inspired by a local legend of a guy who went to a party in the Venice Canals and woke up the next day on the sidewalk covered with ducks. The iconic canal ducks along with the unique and diverse culture of Venice Beach is represented in each of Venice Duck Brewery’s carefully crafted brews. The pair launched their first brew, Dogtown Duck in October 2013.
The current Venice Duck Brewery portfolio includes:
• Dogtown Duck – a West Coast IPA with a robust blend of Citra, Simcoe and Zythos hops
• Stoner Duck – an easy drinking nut brown ale with organic hemp and a backbone of caramel, toasted malts, chocolate and American hops
• Lucky Duck – a refreshing blond ale enriched with agave nectar and hops, brewed with German malts
“We have built a presence in Southern California in a short period of time with little to no marketing and purely for the love of making really good beer,” said Binder. “There is an organic demand for well-crafted brews and the quality of Venice Duck beer speaks for itself.”
“Venice Beach is one of the world’s top destinations and we felt it deserved a brand of local beer that accurately reflects its complex and eccentric personality,” added Warren. “It is difficult to capture the magic and essence of this town in any singular element, but we believe we’ve done it and will continue to do so with soon-to-come future releases.”
The flock of Venice Duck beers is served locally at popular haunts such as James Beach, The Canal Club and Rock n Brews as well as Killer Shrimp, Cheesecake Factory and Melody Bar & Grill.
About Venice Duck Brewery
Venice Duck Brewery is the vision of two veteran bartenders from Venice Beach who love and know good beer and have been friends for nearly 20 years. The company was inspired by a local legend of a guy who went to a party in the Venice Canals and woke up the next day on the sidewalk covered with ducks. The iconic canal ducks along with the unique and diverse culture of Venice Beach is represented in each of Venice Duck Brewery’s carefully crafted brews. For more information please visit http://www.veniceduckbrewery.com and on Twitter, instagram and facebook at @veniceduck.