DeCrescente Distributing Company (DDC) is proud to announce a partnership to distribute Fiddlehead Brewing Company of Shelburne, VT. For the first time, Fiddlehead will be available in New York State beginning on February 23. The two companies kicked off their relationship when Fiddlehead Owner and Brewmaster Matt Cohen came to New York to lead an educational brewing session on DDC’s in-house brewing system on January 25.

The mission at Fiddlehead is to produce full flavored beers with the true beer connoisseur in mind. They focus on depth of flavor, freshness of ingredients, and incorporating local products when possible. Renowned brewmaster and owner, known industry wide as Matty-O, is on a continual quest to craft the perfect pint. While several seasonal selections are always available on tap at the brewery, the flagship beer, Fiddlehead IPA, can be found on draft lines all over Vermont and soon to be in New York. Fiddlehead is especially known for limited release specialty canned brews that sell out quickly.

Matt Cohen said, “We are excited! We are looking forward to bringing our beer to the Capital Region with our DeCrescente partnership.” Beginning February 23, Fiddlehead IPA will be available at many locations throughout the region; a full list will be available as of February 26 at

“We’re very proud to bring in a great quality partner like Fiddlehead to the Capital Region,” said DDC General Manager, Russ Teplitzky. “This truly is an exciting addition to our craft beer portfolio and we’re looking forward to working with Matt and the team.”

About Fiddlehead Brewing Company:
Fiddlehead is located just outside of Burlington, VT in the rural town of Shelburne. Owner and Brewmaster Matt “Matty-O” Cohen opened his doors on New Year’s Eve of 2011 and in the last five years, the company has seen substantial growth resulting in a recent expansion into a new 10,000 square foot facility and their Fiddlehead IPA quickly becoming the #1 selling draft beer in the state of Vermont. Perfectly balanced, with a unique blend of American grown hops, Fiddlehead IPA is highly regarded as being accessible to beer drinkers with mature pallets as well as those who are new to the style. In addition to their flagship IPA the brewery has gained worldwide acclaim with their Second Fiddle (Double IPA), Mastermind (Double IPA), Hodad (toasted coconut/vanilla/chocolate Porter), and the many limited draft and canned releases available throughout the year in their Shelburne, VT tasting room and store. For more information, please visit

About DeCrescente Distributing Company
DDC is a fourth-generation beverage distributor, family-owned and operated since 1948. DeCrescente takes great pride in its employees, customer service and community involvement. Most notably, DDC was awarded Best Places to Work in the Capital Region for eight consecutive years and employs more than 400 people. Some of the company’s brands include Polar, Snapple, Saratoga Water, MillerCoors, Boston Beer Co., New Belgium, Heineken, Corona, Yuengling, FX Matt Brewing Company, and Guinness. DeCrescente also distributes a unique variety of local craft beers as well as wine and spirits. Some of the local favorites include Artisanal Brew Works, Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing, Druthers Brewing, Upstate Distilling, Saratoga Winery, and Saratoga Courage Distillery. For more information, please visit