Eastside Adds Eight New States of Distribution with M.S. Walker

Redneck Riviera Whiskey Available Throughout the Northeast in 2018

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$EAST #redneckriviera–Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST), maker of craft spirits, today
announced that Redneck Riviera Whiskey will be distributed by M.S.
Walker throughout the eight major Northeastern states of New York, New
Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Redneck Riviera Whiskey is a joint collaboration between Eastside and
John Rich, the multi-platinum country-music artist and one-half of the
award-winning duo Big & Rich.

Jarrett Catalani, Senior Vice President of Sales for Eastside
Distilling, said, “This relationship with M.S. Walker for eight key
states throughout the Northeast is a major milestone for our company.
The Northeast will love the product just as much as the rest of the
country has, and M.S. Walker is a top shelf and family owned distributor
with a great base in this territory.”

Redneck Riviera Whiskey is a small batch whiskey with vanilla honey
smoothness and a subtle finish that consumers are sure to love. Redneck
Riviera Whiskey was crafted by the famed distilling team at
Eastside, headed up by Mel Heim and Travis Schoney. The team
painstakingly developed what Eastside and John Rich believe is a superb
whiskey unlike any other on the market, working over many months, with
input from John Rich and friends.

Launched in February 2018, Redneck Riviera Whiskey is now distributed
in Texas, California, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida,
North Carolina, South Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon,
Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kentucky, Missouri, Washington, Iowa,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, Kansas, Colorado,
Nevada, Arizona, Indiana, Maryland, The District of Columbia, New York,
New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and
Maine.

About Redneck Riviera

Redneck Riviera, John Rich’s privately held lifestyle brand, 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 a honky-tonk bar. 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
or follow the company on Twitter
and Facebook.

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.

Contacts

Company Contact:
Eastside Distilling
Steve Shum, CFO
971-888-4264
inquiries@eastsidedistilling.com
or
Investors:
Lytham
Partners, LLC
Robert Blum, Joe Diaz or Joe Dorame
602-889-9700
east@lythampartners.com

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