Alternative Distribution Methods

Craft producers continue to use various distribution models as alternatives and supplements to the traditional three-tier system. With the continued consolidation of large and mid-size distributors, technology, grassroots efforts to affect change and the push to be seen, opportunities to expose consumers to your products and create a demand continue to evolve based on your location and product. Review what alternative models may be available to you from self-distribution and collaboratives to direct-to-consumer and explore how you may be able to increase your market share.



Rick Brown

Partner Creekstone Creative

Steve Soble

Founder Burnt City Brewing and District Brew Yards

Julie Verrati

Co-Founder Denizens Brewing Company