Hopsy Launches Delivery in San Francisco
1,500 customers and 5,000 growlers later, the 2-month old beer delivery service expands operations to San Francisco
Albany, CA, March 16, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Hopsy, the recently launched online marketplace for local craft beer, today announced the launch of its service in San Francisco. Beginning today, San Francisco residents can get growlers of local craft beer delivered right to their doorstep.
“We initially launched our service in the East Bay, delivering to mostly Oakland and Berkeley in order to create density and reduce our delivery costs. After two months of operations and more than 1,500 customers served, we are ready to expand our delivery area and serve San Francisco,” said Sebastien Tron, Hopsy’s co-founder and CEO.
Hopsy delivers fresh growlers of craft beer from a wide selection of local microbreweries. Customers place their orders online throughout the week for delivery on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Hopsy picks up fresh growlers from local breweries once a week, so the craft beer is always fresh. Beers are delivered in 32 fl. oz. growlers (the equivalent of two to three pours).
Hopsy is currently offering over 20 beers from eleven Bay Area breweries with more breweries coming. Beer enthusiasts living in San Francisco will be able to discover amazing breweries from the East Bay, Sonoma or Half Moon Bay without having to leave their neighborhood.
At its core, Hopsy’s mission is to create an alternative distribution system where customers have online access to local breweries they usually don’t find in traditional retail, and where local breweries can grow sustainably. “There are more than 150 breweries in the Bay Area, and only a fraction of them are distributed in retail, where shelf space is dominated by the big brands. The result is most of us don’t know about the amazing beers produced by our very own local breweries. And it is very challenging for those local breweries to compete and grow. That’s why we created Hopsy,” says Tron.
Hopsy delivers from 6pm to 9pm, Thursday through Saturday, with new locations and services coming soon.
Hopsy is the first local craft beer marketplace and beer delivery service connecting local breweries with beer lovers. Hopsy's technology enables brewers to have their fresh draft beer delivered to local customers while providing beer loving customers unprecedented access to local beer when they want and where they want. The company also has a mission to drive sustainability for local breweries by providing an alternative distribution system.