DeCrescente Distributing Co. (DDC) has become the exclusive distributor of Shmaltz Brewing Co.’s award-winning core beers, as well as their special releases throughout the Capital Region.
DDC will distribute all draft and package versions of Shmaltz’s core beers, including their flagship Hop Manna IPA, a heavily dry hopped and unfiltered American IPA; Messiah Brown Ale, an American brown ale; Slingshot Lager, a dry hopped American craft lager; Hop Momma IPA, a New England-style IPA brewed with peach, apricot and a hint of habanero; and 518 Craft Foggy Goggles, a New England-style IPA.
“Shmaltz fits a unique niche in this market, having been brewed in Saratoga County since 2003,” said Russ Teplitzky, general manager at DDC. “Their award-winning selection and fun brand personality are a great addition to our world class craft beer portfolio.”
In addition to teaming up with DDC, Shmaltz recently transitioned all packaging into cans. There will be a limited release of Jewbelation 22 Anniversary Ale, a brown ale; No Shtick, a New England-style double IPA; and R.I.P.A. Rye Double IPA, brewed with malts and hops in 16-ounce cans for the first time.