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Flying Machine Brewing Expands Distribution

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 5, 2020

Flying Machine Brewing Company of Wilmington has announced that it will begin distribution to coastal South Carolina markets this month.

Brewery officials said they plan to target both Charleston and Myrtle Beach to start.

Flying Machine has signed an agreement with Rafa Distributing of Charleston to facilitate the distribution. The brewery’s co-founders, Grant Steadman and David Sweigart, said that Flying Machine hopes to capture the interest of new and diverse markets among the Carolina coast and drive even more beer tourism interest to Wilmington’s craft brewing scene.

Steadman said, “While our founding team members are all from North Carolina, we have deep roots in the South Carolina coast. We feel like Flying Machine will be an excellent addition to the Myrtle Beach and Charleston area craft beer scenes and we hope to continue to see faces from those markets in our Wilmington taproom.”

Flying Machine currently distributes in all regions of North Carolina and eventually plans to distribute across the state of South Carolina as well.

“We plan to continue to strategically grow our distribution. With new territories come new production demands. Right now, we are only at about 10 percent of the eventual production capability of our facility, so our business was built for thoughtful growth into carefully targeted markets while continuing to support a strong taproom,” Steadman said.

The brewery is planning launch parties in the Myrtle Beach and Charleston areas.

Flying Machine Brewing Co. is located at 3130 Randall Parkway in Wilmington and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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