Brauhaus Riegele (Augsburg, Germany) and its U.S. importer, LuXe Brands, have officially announced that they are actively launching distribution in Michigan and Tennessee.
Continuing to build upon its 632-year-old legacy as a European craft brewer, Brauhaus Riegele (a.k.a. Riegele Craft Brewery and pronounced “Rig-ula”) is expanding its reach in the U.S. by entering into “an agreement with Imperial Beverage for Michigan, with an initial focus on Detroit and Ann Arbor; and with Lipman Brothers in Nashville for statewide distribution in Tennessee.” With the help of these distributors, Brauhaus Riegele will enter these markets with the following award-winning beers:
- Commerzienrat Riegele Privat – From Germany’s most awarded brewery comes Riegele’s most awarded beer, Privat. Winner of the “Beer of the Decade,” “Beer of the Year,” World Beer Cup,” 9-time DLG Gold and the 6-Time European Gold Star, Privat sets the benchmark for craft festival lagers. Crisp, elegant, and complex in character, Privat is perfectly balanced with a clean and remarkably smooth finish thanks to the Riegele husk separation process. ABV – 5.2%
- Augustus 8 – Augustus 8 owes its fruity flavor and 8 percent alcohol content to the Riegele 2-mash brewing process, with a mixture of unique fermented yeast, Pilsner wheat, and Munich malts. ABV – 8%
- Speziator Dunkel – The dark counterpart to Speziator Hell. Also brewed by Bavarian monks over 300 years ago, Doppelbock Dark is distinguished by its dark but fiery color, elevated alcohol content, and velvety mouthfeel. As a European Gold Star winner, Speziator Dunkel sets the standard for imperial dark lagers. ABV – 7.5%
- Michaeli (Limited Release) – Sparkling at first sip, velvet in texture and fruity in the finish. Truly for those special highpoints in life. ABV – 6%
The beers above are rolling out in Michigan now and will become available in Tennessee at the start of Q2/April 2018. You can expect to find these offerings at select craft beer establishments that typically carry fine imported beers. You can also find Riegele products in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts. Prost!