The East meets the West once again.

Yes, another West Michigan brewery has reached Michigan’s eastern regions (and mid-Mitten too) as Saugatuck Brewing Company has expanded its distribution. The brewing company announced a new partnership today with Powers Distributing, O&W Distributing, Eastown Distributors and John P. O’Sullivan Distributing.

SBC’s brews will now reach the Detroit Metro, Tri-Cities and mid-Michigan markets in select retail outlets, bars, restaurants and pubs (specifically in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw,  Livingston, Monroe, Bay, Midland, Saginaw, Lapeer and Genesee counties). Among the selections now available: Oval Beach Blonde, ESB Amber, Pier Cove Porter and Singapore IPA.

Saugatuck Brewing launched 6-pack and keg distribution of their four major brands in May 2010, covering the western and central Michigan markets with I.H.S. Distributing, Kent Beverage and Nate Wines. This expansion means 34 Michigan counties now carrying the company’s beers.

A microbrewery with a traditional Irish-style pub and German-style bier hall, Saugatuck Brewing Company features handcrafted beer, wine and food. Located at 2948 Blue Star Hwy. in Douglas, the pub has 15 unique beer styles — all brewed in house — along with wine and hard cider.