Bell’s Brewery Switches Wholesalers in Florida


Following a major craft beer distribution shakeup in Florida earlier this year, Bell’s Brewery today announced changes to its wholesalers in the northern and central parts of the state. The Michigan-based brewery’s beers are now being distributed through Cavalier Distributing Company, it said via a press release.

Bell’s products were previously sold by Brown Distributing, which in April announced it would shed about 600,000 cases of its craft brands in those areas of the state.

“In addition to the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach, Cavalier now also covers the counties of Brevard, Lake, Polk, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty (except the city of Bristol), Madison, Marion, Sumter, Suwanee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla,” the company wrote in the release.

Florida isn’t the only market where Bell’s is making moves, however. The company has made a number of wholesale announcements in 2016, including a planned Texas entry in 2017. In March, the company said it would enter West Virginia. It also plans to launch throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota in 2016.

Recall that Bell’s also switched wholesalers in the Chicagoland area in April.

The company expects its products to be sold in 30 states by the end of this year.