Countdown to ARToberfest: Thirsty Thursday

For this week's Thirsty Thursday, I want to highlight the sponsor of ARToberfest, Marsala Beverage. Marsala is a distributor of Anheuser-Busch, craft beers from medium to large breweries, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

While many homebrewers will be showcasing their craft beers and competing for the Brew Master title for a $500 grand prize, Marsala will also bring other brews to the event so that guests can enjoy some of their favorite brands.

The poster for 3rd Annual ARToberfest prominently feature's Marsala's logo. It was designed by NCLAC's intern and Louisiana Tech graphic design student Caitlin Angel.

From Marsala's website:

Marsala Beverage is headquartered in Monroe and is locally owned and operated by Charles and Brenda Marsala and their children, Damon Marsala and Mandy Pritt. Our approximately 95 employees, including a Branch Warehouse in Ferriday, distribute beers and beverages to 15 North Louisiana parishes. We annually deliver over 2.8 million Cases of product to more than 750 licensed retailer accounts.

We provide many services to our retailers. Those services include Direct Store Delivery (DSD), cooler stocking/stock rotation, marketing and POS materials, sales tracking, inventory management, and business analysis.

As a large, regional beer distributor, Marsala has brought some interesting brews to North Louisianaa, beyond just light and dark beers. For instance, you may have noticed brands from Covington Brewery and Saint Arnold at local supermarkets throughout the area.

Come join us on October 5th at the Historic Fire Station on Bonner St in Ruston. There will be an extensive selection, from beers provided by Marsala to craft beers from regional homebrewers!