We are excited to announce that we are now distributing beers by Jack’s Abby out of Framingham, Mass. Jack’s Abby brews lagers, and only lagers. Born in the high alps of Bavaria over 200 years ago, lagers became a beloved brew all across Europe. Lagers feature a distinctive smoothness and fullness that no other beer has and we think everyone deserves.
Founded in 2011 by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler, Jack’s Abby has become a mainstay of the craft brewing scene in the Northeast and nationwide.
Jack’s Abby mission is to create truly distinctive lagers featuring locally grown ingredients, traditional German brewing standards, and American innovation.
Currently, National will be offering their House Lager and Hoponius Union, an India Pale Lager. House Lager pulls inspiration from the numerous country lagers, or landbiers, found in Franconia. It’s sweet and golden with a full malty body that comes from using a traditional German malt variety. Hoponious Union IPL is like a traditional IPA but with a twist – it’s fermented cold and aged for extended periods. A blend of classic American hops creates a huge tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma. A dry finish accentuates the pleasant bitterness and hop profile.
On November 11th, Jack’s Abby will be showcasing 32 of their beers at Novare Res Bier Café in Portland. This will be the ultimate opportunity to try Jack’s Abby full range of amazing lagers. Hope to see you there!
Fall is an exciting time of year for beer drinkers. It is unlike any other season, because there is such a large variety of options to choose from and only a small window of time to get these great beers. Every year the pumpkin beer craze continues to grow and we are excited to offer some of the best pumpkin styles on the market.
For those of you that are looking for a malty Octoberfest style, we have three of the original fest beers in Weihenstephaner Festbier, Spaten Oktoberfest and Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen.
Some other great fall choices include Atlantic Brewery's Leaf Peeping Red Ale, a crowd favorite since its release; and Gritty's Halloween Ale, a robust and malty ale. If you want to check out our full line of fall beer options, check them out here. They go quick, so act now before they're gone!
Jeffrey Kane, president of National Distributors, Inc., announced that he will retire effective May 2, 2016. Tim Longstaff, the general manager of National Distributors, will succeed Kane as president effective immediately. Kane will continue as a shareholder of National Distributors. He will be an active advisor to the board of directors and remains invested in the continuing success of the business. Read the press release.
$14,000 in scholarships awarded to six student athletes from across Maine
On January 30, 2016,, Jeff Kane, president of National Distributors, Inc. and Frank J. Gaziano's son-in-law, announced the scholarship winners of the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Augusta Civic Center.