Eastside Distilling Expands Distribution of Redneck Riviera Whiskey to Alaska

Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST), makers of craft
spirits, today announced that Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
(“Southern Glazer’s”), North America’s largest wine and spirits
distributor, will distribute Eastside Distilling’s Redneck Riviera
Whiskey throughout the state of Alaska.

Southern Glazer’s has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of
Columbia, as well as Canada and the Caribbean. Southern Glazer’s has
more than 21,000 employees and is the recognized industry leader.

Jarrett Catalani, Senior Vice President of Sales for Eastside
Distilling, said, “We are pleased to extend our relationship with
Southern Glazer’s into Alaska. We believe Redneck Riviera Whiskey has
the potential to build a broad following in Alaska and could not have a
better distribution partner than Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to
make that happen.”

Redneck Riviera Whiskey is now distributed in 21 states: Texas,
California, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, North
Carolina, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska,
Kentucky, Missouri, Washington, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Alaska.

About Redneck Riviera

Redneck Riviera is a privately held lifestyle brand that celebrates
America’s hard-working men and women. Built for people who live to turn
up the music and have fun with friends and family, Redneck Riviera is
America’s ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ brand that offers something for
everyone who likes to rock the red, white and blue all year long.
Launched in 2014, the brand brings these values to life through
footwear, apparel, hospitality, food, spirits and licensed products in a
variety of categories. Redneck Riviera has expanded its reach with the
opening of honky-tonk bar Redneck Riviera Las Vegas and a Nashville
location opening in 2018. More information can be found here.

About Eastside Distilling

Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST) has been producing
high-quality, award-winning craft spirits in Portland, Oregon since
2008. The company is distinguished by its highly decorated product
lineup that includes Burnside Bourbon, West End American Whiskey, Goose
Hollow Reserve, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka, Hue-Hue Coffee
Rum and a distinctive line of fruit infused spirits. Eastside Distilling
is majority owner of Big Bottom Distilling (makers of The Ninety One
Gin, Navy Strength Gin and Delta Rye whiskey) and the Redneck Riviera
Whiskey Co. All Eastside, Big Bottom and Redneck Riviera spirits are
crafted from natural ingredients for quality and taste. Eastside’s
MotherLode Bottling subsidiary is one of the Northwest’s leading
independent spirit bottlers and ready-to-drink canners. For more
information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com
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Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking
statements. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause
actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in
economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the
Company’s products in the market; the Company’s success in obtaining new
customers; the Company’s success in product development; the Company’s
ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; the Company’s
success in integrating acquired entities and assets, and all the risks
and related information described from time to time in the Company’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including
the financial statements and related information contained in the
Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and interim Quarterly Reports on
Form 10-Q. Examples of forward-looking statements in this release may
include statements related to our strategic focus, product verticals,
anticipated revenue, and profitability. The Company assumes no
obligation to update the cautionary information in this release.

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