News breaking this morning that Urban Chestnut Brewing Company has chosen Grey Eagle Distributors for their distribution in St. Louis County along with portions of Franklin and Gasconade counties.  This deal marks the first new brewery to be sold by Grey Eagle outside of the Anheuser-Busch breweries.

“It’s exciting for us,” says UCBC co-founder David Wolfe, “You need someone behind you to get big and we think Grey Eagle is the best choice.”

The deal will take place within the next 30 days.  Grey Eagle will begin by distributing the flagship Winged Nut and Zwickle beers. Distribution for the city will continue to be self-managed by UCBC.

“This distribution agreement will enable Grey Eagle to participate more fully in the growth of the craft beer category,” says, David Stokes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grey Eagle. “Both Grey Eagle and Urban Chestnut are local companies that are committed to the communities we serve.”