SANTA ROSA BEACH — Grayton Beer Company announced Wednesday a new partnership will open distribution throughout Mississippi.

Three Mississippi-based distributors — A&B Distributing, Michell Distibuting and Southern Beverage — are partnering with Grayton Beer Company to further its distribution.

Grayton Beer is a South Walton craft brewery started in 2011 by Jamey Price, origionally from Vicksburg, Mississippi.  

The first distribution roll-out to Mississippi will include four of the brewery's Year-Round Series, including 30A Beach Blonde Ale, Pale Ale, Fish Whistle IPA and Salt of the Gulf and a Leipzig-Style Gose.

The expansion into Mississippi follows the brewery's success in other states, including Georgia, Tennessee, and the progression in pre-existing markets in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

 “After seeing the reaction of the masses and the growth of the beer’s popularity across the Southeast, we knew we had something special that reached far beyond our Walton County beach town," Price said. "As a Mississippi native, I am especially proud to introduce our beers to this market.”

The company expanded its production capacity last year with the addition of four 120-barrel fermenters and one 240-barrel brite tank. The new equipment increased the brewery’s capacity to more than 2,000 barrels per month.