Sometimes I feel like our local breweries are disrespected on the national beer scene. Like Washington beer doesn’t get the credit it deserves, damn it. Then I calm down and remember that it’s because nobody knows about our beer. In Seattle, it is very easy for people to drink great craft beer from around the country, but you cannot drink Seattle beer anywhere else in the world. We’re selfish that way. Apparently, Airways Brewing (blog sponsor) wants to share its beer with the rest of the nation. Or at least with most of it.
Today, Airways Brewing announced that bottles of its beer can be purchased online and shipped to any of 37 states. Along with the ever-popular Sky Hag IPA, Airways is offering its Chocolate Stout and Belgian Dark Strong. Before too long you will also be able to order Airways Brewing’s 16-ounce aluminum cans online as well (see our previous post about the cans).
Airways Brewing is not the first or only Washington brewery to sell its beer online, but as far as I can recall they are the first to sell it directly from their own website. But I could be wrong about that.
Here is the press release:
Bottles from Airways Brewing Company Now Available Online!
Kent-based Airways Brewing introduces online ordering and shipping to 37 states through AirwaysBrewing.com
KENT, Wash. (March 26, 2013) – Airways Brewing Company is excited to announce the availability of its delicious handcrafted brews online and available for shipping through AirwaysBrewing.com. Available to 37 states, craft beer enthusiasts can now order bottles of Airways’ popular line of 22-ounce bottles online – including the infamous Sky Hag IPA, Chocolate Stout and Third Anniversary Belgian Dark Strong – and have them shipped right to their front door.
“We receive requests all the time from people who have either had our beer before, loved it, then moved away, or are intrigued by the styles we offer and want to experience it for themselves,” said Airways Brewing Founder and Head Brewer Alex Dittmar. “Offering shipping to states all across the country is a great way for us to not only raise awareness for Airways, but for Pacific Northwest beer overall.”
Airways Brewing’s bottles are available for purchase through brewery’s online store. Current offerings include 22-ounce bottles of Sky Hag IPA ($5.50), Chocolate Stout ($5.50) and Airways’ Third Anniversary Belgian Dark Strong ($8). Shipping costs are dependent on the number of bottles purchased. Airways’ popular line of 16-ounce cans, while not currently available, will soon be added for online purchase.
Shipping through AirwaysBrewing.com is available to the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. All alcohol purchases require an ID check and signature of an adult over the age of 21 at the time of delivery.
For those visiting or who live in the area and prefer to pick up their bottles in person, visit one of Airways’ two Kent locations or any Seattle-Tacoma area specialty bottle shop to purchase. For more information about Airways Brewing and its selection of handcrafted brews, be sure to follow Airways Brewing Company on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.
Additional information, photos, artwork and tasting notes are available upon request. Those interested are encouraged to contact Caitlin Braam at email@example.com.
About Airways Brewing Company
Founded in Spring 2010, Airways Brewing Company is a growing microbrewery located in Kent, Washington. Currently producing several year-round and seasonal offerings – including Sky Hag IPA®, Chocolate Stout, Pre-Flight Pilsner™ and Oatmeal PSA™ – Airways Brewing also features limited edition and cask beers throughout the year. Pints, tasters and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent taproom, open Wednesday-Friday from 3-8 pm and Saturdays from 3-7 pm (6644 S 196th Street, #T-100). Pints and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Airways Beer & Bistro in downtown Kent, Monday-Thursday from noon-9 pm, and Friday-Saturday from noon-10 pm (320 W Harrison). Offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout the greater Seattle/Tacoma area. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.