After months of rumors and whispers about their imminent arrival in the Palmetto State, the news was made official Friday morning: Charlotte’s NoDa Brewing Co. is coming to South Carolina.
In a press release, the North Carolina brewery announced its has signed with Rock Hill’s Comer Distributing – the same distributor Four Friends is signed with – and will begin selling its suds to its southern brother this month.
“Comer Distributing Company is very proud and excited to introduce the fine brands of NoDa Brewing Company to our customers in South Carolina,” Chip Comer, the company’s vice president said in the release. “NoDa Brewing is a great example of local artisans with a driving passion for doing what they love, brewing craft beer. … To have this opportunity and bring these great Charlotte brews with their unique story to our local customers is an overwhelming feeling!”
The company’s distribution will be limited to Fort Mill, Rock Hill and Columbia for the time being. NoDa owner and Brewery Manager Todd Ford said it’s “a logical distribution move for NoDa Brewing as we focus on new markets with growing craft beer demand near our home base in Charlotte.” New markets will open up in the future.
Those markets will see the arrival Hop, Drop ‘n Roll, Ramble on Red and Coco Loco – which won a silver medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival – later this month. Hop, Drop ‘n Roll will also be poured at the Strawberry Festival in Fort Mill this weekend.