Starting January 2013, American consumers started having access to the Lebanese beer, 961 Beer. Founded in 2006, the brewery began as an experiment among friends and has grown to produce 300,000 cases annually, as per newswires.
961 Beer was named after the international dialing code for Lebanon. The brands include: Lager, Red Ale, Porter, Witbier and Lebanese Pale Ale.
961 Beer will first be available along much of the East Coast, in states including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Subsequently shipments will expand the brewery’s reach further before the end of the year.
961 Beer began as one of the world’s smallest microbreweries. From 20-liter kettles on home stoves, the brewery has expanded to meet demand and now brews nearly 300,000 cases annually. Focused on traditional techniques and quality ingredients the brewery is located in the foothills of Mazraat Yachouh, as per newswires.