“The infestation is spreading south and we are delighted to partner with Stagnaro Distributing to launch our specialty craft portfolio in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky markets," Cellar Rats marketing director Joel Sandrey said in a prepared statement. "The enthusiasm for craft beers is exciting and we are looking forward to our growth into new markets."
Cellar Rats is one of the few combined winery-breweries in the nation. The brewery is located at Debonne Vineyards.
Cellar Rats initial offerings in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky market will be in late May and include: Rat Tail, The Piper India Pale Ale and Field Rat Wheat. The line of seasonal offerings will follow: Monk’s Rat Doppelbock (spring), Ratsberry Plague Porter (summer), InFESTtation Oktoberfest (fall) and The Festivus Ale (winter).