This ep features Michael Amann of Adena Distributing. I had the pleasure of sitting down w/ Michael at Darkness Brewing in Bellevue, Kentucky as we talked about his journey into the distribution game. Adena Distributing is the premier craft beer distribution company in Ohio & is responsible for bringing in some of the best craft beer our bottle shops, tap houses, & local craft brew spots have to offer! They are the newest local distributor in the state & are already making big moves in the short time they have been around.
I’d heard of Adena before but this was my first time meeting Michael & I really didn’t have too much insight into his back story. The thing that impressed me the most is the factors that pushed him to create a distribution company. Michael created this company because he needed to make a career move…he didn’t see anything available for him…so he created his position by starting his own company. He had the industry experience, he saw an opportunity for innovation in a space that was lacking it, & he knew he could create a service that provided value to the local craft beer scene.
I love this interview. I met a really cool guy & we fell right into a comfortable & casual conversation that felt like we were old buddies just catching up, & he taught me a lot about an industry I didn’t know too much about.