April 9, 2013 10:10 PM

Schilling is now distributing brands from breweries Spoetzl, Vermont Hard Cider, Rogue Ales & Spirits, Sapporo and Warsteiner.

Schilling Distributing Company is now the exclusive distributor of beer brands previously handled by Glazer's in Acadiana. The transition took place April 1, according to an announcement by Schilling.

Schilling has taken over brands from breweries Spoetzl, Vermont Hard Cider, Rogue Ales & Spirits, Sapporo and Warsteiner. The deal comes as Glazer's moves out of the beer distribution business and at the same time Schilling is introducing New Belgium brands, including Fat Tire Amber Ale, to the state.

  • The Spoetzl Brewery offers handcrafted Bavarian brews and is based in the small town of Shiner, Texas. The brewery produces the line of Shiner Beers, including flagship dark lager Shiner Bock. The brewery is owned by The Gambrinus Company, a family-owned group out of San Antonio.
  • Vermont Hard Cider Company, located in Middlebury, Vt., is the leading hard cider producer in the U.S, which includes the nation's No. 1 cider Woodchuck Hard Cider.
  • Rogue Ales & Spirits is an artisan varietal brewery and distillery founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America's first 50 microbreweries.
  • Sapporo, the oldest beer brand in Japan, was first brewed in Sapporo, Japan, in 1876 by the German-trained brewer Seibei Nakagawa. Sapporo Premium was brought to the U.S. in 1964.
  • Family-owned Warsteiner has been brewing pilsners since 1753, when Antonius Cramer first produced beer at his modest home brewery in Germany. Since then, nine generations of Cramers have built Warsteiner into the No. 1 imported premium pilsner among Germany's private breweries.

Find a list of stores carrying these brands here. The beers are sold in the Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia, Acadia and Vermilion parishes.

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