318 in the Lone Star State

March 4, 2020

Answering the call of thirsty East Texans, Great Raft Brewing’s 318 Golden Ale is heading west of its original border and heading into East Texas. After two years of selling 318 Golden Ale in North Louisiana only, Great Raft Brewing will begin shipping the beer to East Texas for the first time this month.

318 was originally made to pay homage to the brewery’s backyard, the 318 area-code. The 318 brand embodies Great Raft Brewing’s appreciation and enthusiasm for the North Louisiana market who has been supporting and drinking Great Raft for nearly seven years.

Word began to spread of the beer being bootlegged into neighboring regions, with a high percentage going back to East Texas. Great Raft Brewing has decided to supply that demand, sending kegs and cans of 318 Golden Ale a little further down Interstate 20.

318 Golden Ale will be debuted at the Brookshire’s FRESH 15 race on Saturday, March 7, 2020. East Texans can expect 318 Golden Ale to be available on draft and in cans throughout their area during the month of March.

For more information on 318 Golden Ale, please check out 318beer.com and this article by Joel Heflin of East Texas Brews.

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