Rising Tide Distribution, a Central PA-based independent snack food distributor, announces the addition of Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel to its portfolio. Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel, based out of West Chester, PA, specializes in producing and trafficking high-potency beef jerky made with combinations of unique, all-natural ingredients.

Righteous Felon’s “chief trafficking officer” is Brendan Cawley, who started making jerky after he took money he’d received on his 12th birthday and bought himself a $30 dehydrator. Soon, he and his friends were pushing the product at Downingtown Middle School, earning a dubious rep among administrators thanks to some suspicious makeshift packaging.

All of the top-quality, hormone and antibiotic free beef is sourced from Roseda Farm, a celebrated local Black Angus farm located in northern Maryland, just south of the Pennsylvania border. RF jerky is handmade and produced in small batches to ensure freshness, quality, and consistency for the ultimate tasting experience.

Righteous Felon joins Rising Tide’s portfolio of ridiculously awesome snacks, which include York City Pretzel Company’s seasoned hard pretzel pieces, Sprecher Snack Foods, Sprecher Sauces, Wolfgang Chocolates, Beer Nuts Brand Snacks, Nuts for Drinks Snacks, Old Grumpy Mark’s Sauces and Baron Von Schwein Sauces.

“All of us at Righteous Felon are thrilled to be working with Rising Tide Distribution and excited for the opportunity RTD provides in further integrating our products and brand into the PA craft beer community & culture,” says Brendan Cawley, Chief Trafficking Officer, Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel. “We firmly believe our jerky tastes best when enjoyed with a cold beer and with RTD’s help, we’re looking forward to bringing this crafty-combo to more mouths across the state.”

Rising Tide Snacks can be found at beer distributors, brewer’s outlets and specialty food stores across the region, and Darrenkamps in Etters, PA.

“Rising Tide Distribution provides independent brands for independent retailers,” says Andrew Given, Sales.