We are a local craft beer distributor whose primary focus is to give smaller breweries exposure to markets that they would not normally have access to.
At Harlem Beer Distributing, one taste does not fit all. We seek to bring extraordinary beers with empowering stories directly to those who want it. We’re dedicated to offering great beverages that reflect the flavor and uniqueness of the craft and communities that inspire them.
Our story began more than 20 years ago, when word spread about a beer from Harlem. Starting with small batch home brews, our flagship Harlem Sugar Hill Golden Ale and Harlem Renaissance Wit were instant hits! From its launch at the Studio Museum in Harlem and early partnerships with Sylvia’s Restaurant and the Apollo Theater, Harlem Brewing has always brewed it forward, supporting countless charities and community organizations. Over the years, calls and IGs from beer lovers across the country and around the world poured in asking where they could find the beers. Yet few distributors understood the craft beer revolution or how to cultivate the diverse consumer market.
These days, commercials aren’t driving brand awareness, grassroots marketing and social media are. We're proud of the many long standing partnerships that helped sustain our growth both online or on-premise. Over the years, many independent craft beverage suppliers called for advice on how to brew, register, distribute and market their brands. Harlem Beer Distributing and our team of experts in manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing was the answer. We offer competitive prices, great values, and consistent inventory. We strive to compete favorably and professionally and pride ourselves on continuous growth and excellent service!
At Hippin Hops, we don’t just brew beer. We put our minds and hearts into the process, using the finest ingredients, and employing state-of-the-art techniques. The result is a selection of enjoyable, flavorful, authentic craft beers.
Named for the neighborhood immortalized by musicians during the Harlem Renaissance. Sugar Hill Golden Ale offers an unusually rich, smooth character, well-balanced taste and uncompromised artisanal quality. This medium body, golden pale ale is known for its drinkability and has a subtle citrus accent with a light finish of hops and malt flavor. ABV 5.4% IBU 35 SRM 7
The Renaissance Wit is a refreshing and tasty Belgian style wheat ale brewed with spices.
Lightly hopped with rich coriander, cumin, grains of paradise and orange peel for a mellow finish.
GRAINS 2-Row, Victory, Wheat
A refreshing hip hop aroma of citrus and spice. A nutty malt sweetness with everything nice. A mellow finish and a bitterness as long as 125th Street.
STYLE American IPA
GRAINS Pale, Crystal 60
HOPS Citra and Cascade
Semi-sweet with rich layers of flavor and natural fruit astringency, a complement to the fines cuisines. Strawberry infused cider with a classic blend of New York apples. Enjoy Strawberry Hill forever! Abv 5.7%
Nucleated Pint Glass with HB láser etching inside bottom of glass.
The HB laser etched “nucleated” glass provides a great sensory experience. When beer is poured onto the etched bottom, this creates more bubbles that last longer and therefore produces a more stable head.
We searched for a great Queen and found her all around us! Queen Chocolate Coffee Stout (with Cinnamon spices, Ethiopian and Kenyan Coffee, Haitian Chocolate and Coffee, Alc. by vol 8%) honors all of the great women in our lives, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, bffs. This #QueenStout is dedicated to our mother Rachel Patterson Beattqueenface #queenspeak #queenofsoul #queenofsong #queenofsoulfood #queenlatifah #iamqueen #boss #herstory #rebel #badass #nefertiti #amina #yalemscoffee #blackologycoffeecompany #bygoodcoffee #cantavedesaintmarc #newbeeralert Order at #harlembeernc
Multi-platinum artist Raekwon the Chef has created a new standard in luxury with Licataa sparkling wine. Inspired by his love of Italian culture and cuisine, he sought out Cantine Ceci, a family-owned winery with 80 years of history to produce a rich, bold, sparkling red wine.
Situated in the rolling hills outside Parma, Italy, Cantine Ceci farms in the traditional way, with vineyards planted to catch the sun, carefully monitored throughout the growing season before each grape is harvested by hand at the perfect moment of ripeness.
Award-winning, artisanal, natural, vintaged apple cidres from the Romilly Farm in Normandie, France. American consumers are pleasantly surprised by the Romilly Cidres, finding them more complex and flavorful than typical domestic ciders. They appeal equally to sparkling wine, craft beer & cider drinkers.
Negus Brewing Co, creator of Negus® Premium Craft Lager, announced today the most exciting product launch in the companies history with the release of Negus® ADDIS TEFF AMBER ALE, a new style of beer, brewed with Teff grown in the USA.
After years of research and testing, Negus Brewing Co., have managed to create this one of kind beer using the wonderful grain Teff, which is the smallest and one of the most nutritious grains in the world. As we all know it is a centerpiece in Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine in the form of Injera, but due to its gluten free nature, nutrition profile and unparalleled versatility, it has managed to catch the attention of the world, with such acclaims and accolades as “the next super food”.
Unfortunately, not all attention is good, as evident in the recent widely reported case, in which a Dutch company attempted to patent Teff as their own but failed due to the hard fought court battle by the Ethiopian government. Although, the Ethiopian side won the case, it’s imperative that we take ownership of our grain, innovate and introduce it to the world ourselves. In addition, we have seen big companies capitalize on it by making gluten free pasta, bread, pancake etc, but innovative applications of Teff has been null by Ethiopians until now. In that regard, Negus Brewing Co plans to continuously innovate and bring Teff to the world stage in the brewing application and more.
Historic collab! #Blacktoberfest is a collaboration beer between 8 Black-owned breweries and 1 Black-owned distributor.
Our culture is our currency!
Blacktoberfest the event is a celebration of our past and present cultural connection to beer, food and entertainment, and the age old concept of circular economics. 30 Black-owned establishments come together throughout the month of October to showcase their respective talents in this inaugural festival of craft beer and culinary excellence.
Blacktoberfest the beer is the coming together over a common love for brewing and emphasizing the importance of combining our collective talents from the grain to the glass. In year one of this historic collaboration, 8 Black-owned breweries and 1-Black-owned distributor unite to brew a beer that is as unique in it's flavor profile as it is in the brewers themselves. An annual gathering that will include dozens, then hundreds of Black Brewers as the platform grows.
Blacktoberfest as a whole is about synergy and self-sufficiency. It's where we show up for each other to inspire, create and collaborate around the business and art of craft beer. No longer waiting for others to define equity and ownership but building new systems to effect measurable change globally. It is a powerful vehicle for collaboration and community engagement with an openness to all people that love Black culture and great beer! If you are truly about promoting equality and empowerment, then we invite you to collaborate, support and celebrate with us the month of Blacktober.
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