Maui-Stone Create Unique Distribution Company

Maui Brewing Co. and Stone Brewing Co. announced a joint venture to create a new craft beer distribution company on the island of Maui that will bring mainland craft beer to the island. Maui – Stone Craft Beverages will begin shipping a portfolio of bottles and kegs to Maui from San Diego by way of… Read More…

AB Buys Distrib in Oregon

Anheuser-Busch has agreed to acquire Morgan Distributing of Portland, Oregon. AB currently owns Western Beverage in Eugene which is adjacent to Morgan’s territory. Morgan has been an AB exclusive wholesaler for over 10 years.

Wal-Mart’s ‘Big Bet’ on Beer

Wal- Mart has made a significant attempt to stock, sell and profile beer in their stores nationwide. An emphasis will be put on craft as stores will be able to exercise for local and regional buying of beer brands. Full story here.

Nominations for Beer Distrib of the Year

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are seeking nominations for the Seventh Annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award. The award recognizes an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in their efforts to actively market, sell and promote craft beer. The award will be presented jointly October… Read More…

New Craft Distrib in Pac NW

Four major-brand wholesalers in the Pacific Northwest, Marine View Beverage, Sound Beverage, Odom and C. Stein Beverage have announced their partnership in a new company Great Artisan Beverage Co. that will distribute craft and specialty brands throughout the Pacific Northwest region. Great Artisan will be managed and run independently and each of the partners will… Read More…

Reyes Buys Craft Distrib Windy City

Reyes Beverage Group has reached an agreement to purchase Windy City Distribution, the distributor of craft beers in Chicago that was founded by brothers Jim and Jason Ebel in 1999. Windy City operates in eight northern Illinois counties with about 40 craft breweries. Reyes’ Chicago Beverage Systems and Windy City will not integrate their operations…. Read More…

High Country Buys CBD in CO

High Country Beverage based in Northern Colorado announced the acquisition of Colorado Beverage Distributing, Inc. The purchase will result in two new branch operations along the Western Slope of Colorado, located in Grand Junction and Montrose, Colorado. With the acquisition of Colorado Beverage Distributing, Inc., High Country Beverage’s market will grow to include Delta, Gunnison,… Read More…

Brown Dist. Gets 'Best' Award

The Brewers Association and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announce Saturday that Brown Distributing Company, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. has been named the 2012 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year. The Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the beer distributor who does the most to… Read More…

Artisanal Picks Up SBS Brands

Artisanal Imports of Austin, TX announced today the acquisition of the USA brand importing rights held by SBS Imports of Seattle, WA. Artisanal will now be the exclusive U.S. importer of Aspall Cyders from Suffolk, England; Batemans Ales from Lincolshire, England; Bellegems Bruin from the Bockor Brewery in Bellegem, Belgium; and the De Proef Brewmaster’s… Read More…

NBWA in SD Oct. 14th-17th

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Annual Convention will take place in San Diego October 14 – 17, 2012. The conference will cover issues effecting beer distributors and the industry, and demo new technologies and sample new products during the Product Demonstration Showcase. Twenty-one education seminars taught by the industry’s leading experts round out the… Read More…