Mims Distributing Company Welcomes Southbound Brewing Company To Portfolio

January 26, 2016

North Carolina Distributor Expands Selection

With Beers From Savannah-based Brewery


RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 12, 2015 – Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has added Southbound Brewing Company to its lineup of brewing partners. The Savannah, Georgia-based brewery opened in May 2013 and aims to cater to the tastes of the South by bringing the craft beer revolution to Savannah’s back door.


Known for its mix of good brews and love of good music, Southbound will bring two fan favorites to the area market through Mims Distributing: the Scattered Sun Belgian Wit and the Hop’lin IPA. Perfect for hot summer festivals, Scattered Sun is a classic Belgian Witbier with a combination of coriander and citrus peel that creates a pleasant tart aroma and orange citrus flavor. The Hop’lin offers a different approach on a favorite style of beer by accompanying the intense citrus and pine aroma and taste with a slight hint of caramel.


The addition of Southbound comes at a time of continued growth for Mims Distributing. The company was recently named the 2015 Wholesale Beer Distributor of the Year by Beverage World, a premier industry publication. Mims Distributing and brewery partners such as Southbound Brewing Company share the same values, including a passion for beer, commitment to the environment and love for people.



“We’re proud of being the first production microbrewery in Savannah, but we also want to share our great brews with beer lovers all over the South, and Mims Distributing is helping us do that,” said Carly Wiggins, co-founder and marketing and sales director of Southbound Brewing Company. “Scattered Sun and Hop’lin are two of our favorites, and we know that North Carolinians will love them as well.”


“We are pleased to welcome Southbound to the Mims family,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing Company. “We are seeing some fantastic brews come out of Southbound, and their love for the industry is apparent. They are an excellent fit in our growing portfolio of incredible beers, and we look forward to continuing our relationship and supporting them.”



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Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers the MillerCoors brands that domestic beer fans enjoy, and maintains extensive knowledge of what’s brewing in the craft beer industry. These expert brew sellers share their passion for excellent beers on Tales from the Cask, a popular award-winning craft beer podcast covering everything from locally grown hops to seasonal ales and beyond. A proponent of the Triangle’s craft beer explosion, Mims Distributing offers favorites from AleSmith Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing, Carolina Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing, to name a few. Moreover, since re-engaging its wine division in October 2014, Mims has steadily grown its portfolio of world-class wines from regions including Napa Valley and Oregon. In addition to believing in the delicious beers and wines they sell, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits each year. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. Mims Distributing is also dedicated to sustainability as a way of life, and in 2013 was recognized with a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, as well as named a top three “green” Triangle business by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://mimsdistributing.com.