FigLeaf brewery in Middletown confirms it is going statewide

FigLeaf Brewing Co. wants to share its beers with all of Ohio.

FigLeaf, in Middletown, has signed an agreement with Cincinnati-based craft beer distributor Cavalier Distributing to distribute several of its brews throughout the Buckeye state. The brews would be offered in draft form — the brewery has not started bottling or canning for retail distribution yet.

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“Beginning Monday, Aug. 21, Cavalier will distribute draught versions of FigLeaf’s Basmati Cream Ale, Pride of Cin-Day English Pale Ale, Ponderous Porter, Iso-Trope IPA, as well as seasonals and specialty beers as they are available,” to bars and restaurants throughout the state, according to a Cavalier release.

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“Because of our 20-barrel brew house and its production capacity, it was always our intent to utilize a distributor when the time was right,” co-founder and head brewer Jeff Fortney said in the release. “And now is the right time.”

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Other co-founders of FigLeaf Brewing Co. — which opened in 2016 at 3387 Cincinnati-Dayton Road — are Brian Yavorsky, Andy Allgeyer, and Rich and Tasha Brown.

Fortney served as brewer at Warped Wing Brewing Company in downtown Dayton; Yavorsky was one of the original co-founders of Star City Brewing in Miamisburg.

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Cavalier Distributing represents a broad range of American craft and imported beers. It operates in Florida and Indiana as well as Ohio.

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