More distribution for local BottleTree beer

Published 8:07 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010

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Tryon-based Bottle Tree beer is rapidly expanding its distribution network. Fred Block, who created the BottleTree Blonde beer from his Campobello home, has reached agreements to distribute the Belgian style ale in Western North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and 12 counties on the Florida Panhandle. Block grew up in the Panhandle and his parents and brothers still live there. Block contracted with Pinnacle Imports to distribute the beer in Alabama and Florida. BottleTree reached a deal with Next Generation Beer Co., to distribute the beer in Asheville and the Boone/Blowing Rock area. Next Generation says it plans to present the ale to restaurants in Hendersonville and Brevard. The beer has been available in Tryon, Landrum and the Spartanburg area.