Longmont, Colo. • December 16, 2019 — On Friday, December 13, Longmont-based Wibby Brewing, announced a partnership for distribution with Colorado craft beer distributor, Elite Brands of Colorado. Wibby Brewing is known for their American-influenced German-style lagers, which have garnered international recognition over the years, including a silver medal for Moondoor Dunkel at the Great American Beer Festival® in 2017.
“We’re excited to expand our footprint with Elite Brands to meet demand in our home state of Colorado,” said Ryan Wibby, co-founder and brewmaster of Wibby Brewing. “Elite has a world-class portfolio and an outstanding reputation of supporting and growing brands and we look forward to a successful partnership.”
Ryan Wibby began his career in 2007, working as a professional brewer at several breweries before being accepted to the VLB certified brewmaster program in Berlin. There, he completed a six-month course and four-month internship with the research institute. It was in Berlin where Ryan was inspired to combine a passion for American craft beer with German brewing techniques.
“Wibby Brewing has quickly become one of the state’s premier craft breweries,” said Terry Cekola, president & owner of Elite Brands. “Our team have been big fans of Ryan and Ted and the Wibby team and we’re thrilled to partner to support their continued growth in Colorado.”
Elite Brands will begin distribution of Wibby Brewing beers beginning January 1, 2020. Elite Brands will carry Wibby’s core lagers including Wibby IPL, Moondoor Dunkel, Lightshine Radler, and Lightshine Helles, in addition to Wibby’s seasonal line-up.