Great Raft Brewing will soon begin distributing its Shreveport made beer outside of Louisiana for the first time. The brewery has signed on with new wholesalers to expand its distribution to craft beer fans across Arkansas and in East Texas. Great Raft is partnering with the coordinated statewide distribution network of Arkansas Craft Distributors and O'Connor Distributing for the entire state of Arkansas and R&K Distributing for the East Texas market.

A press release from Great Raft says that in order to meet the demands of the new distribution, significant investments have been made to increase capacity, and to maintain quality during shipment.

An additional 140 barrels of capacity will be added to Great Raft’s cellar along with a state-of-the-art GEA centrifuge. “As our beer travels farther from home, it’s critical that we take the steps necessary to protect and deliver the beer in the best means possible. The addition of a centrifuge brings our overall quality program up-to-speed with the biggest and best in the industry,” said founder and President Andrew Nations. “From day one, we’ve put our money where our mouth is with quality. Simply put, this significant and progressive investment makes our beer taste better. That’s really all there is to it,” he added.

Great Raft Brewing beers will be available across Arkansas beginning the week of September 19, 2016 and a Texas roll out will be announced soon.

More information about Great Raft Brewing can be found at greatraftbrewing.com.