Great Artisan Beverage to Distribute Bale Breaker Throughout Washington

Seattle, Washington — The Great Artisan Beverage Company/Washington (The Odom Corporation, Craig Stein Distributing, Marine View Beverage, Crown Distributing and Sound Beverage) have been appointed to distribute Bale Breaker Brewing Company’s craft beers throughout the State of Washington.

Washington’s Yakima Valley contains approximately 75 percent of the total United States hop acreage, and from the heart of hop country comes Bale Breaker Brewing Company. The great-grandparents of owners Patrick Smith, Meghann Quinn, and Kevin Smith first planted hops in the Yakima Valley in 1932, the year before Prohibition ended. Now, 82 years later, their love of hops and passion for craft beer has led them to where they are today — in the midst of running a production brewery surrounded by their family’s hop fields, just down the road from where they were born and raised. Bale Breaker was named RateBeer’s Best New Brewer in 2013. “We’re very excited to expand our distribution to Western Washington and also grow our relationship with Odom and Great Artisan Beverage companies,” commented Kevin Quinn, Owner and Brewer of Bale Breaker Brewing Company. We don’t think we could have found better partners to help us grow our distribution footprint. We plan to open distribution to more counties in Western Washington as we continue to add capacity throughout the year.”

Nick Gagliardi, President of Great Artisan Beverage, adds, “We’re so honored to represent such a quality brewery lead by such quality people. Bale Breaker is truly a brewer that has made such a high mark in the Craft Beer Business in the Pacific Northwest in such a short period of time.”

Great Artisan Beverage Co. is comprised of a network of independent beverage wholesalers, providing seamless sales, marketing and distribution opportunities to craft and specialty beverage suppliers throughout the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana.


Sound Beverage Distributors, a Bellingham, Washington based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales and marketing of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages in northwest Washington. For additional information about Sound Beverage Distributors, Inc. call 360-734-7360.

The Odom Corporation is a Bellevue, Washington based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales, and marketing of beer, non-alcoholic and soft drink beverages in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. For additional information about The Odom Corporation, visit or please call 425-4563535.

Marine View Beverage Inc is a distributor based in western Washington, and services 7 counties in the south Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula region. Marine View Beverage provides sales, marketing, warehousing, and distribution services for a wide range of beer, wine, spirits and non-alcohol products. A recipient of numerous supplier awards, Marine View Beverage prides itself on market level execution, and being a valued partner to suppliers and retailers. Marine View Beverage is also an integral part of its community and has been for over 40 years. For additional information, please visit

General Distributors, Inc. is an Oregon City, Oregon, based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales and marketing of beer, wine, juices, energy drinks, specialty sodas, and non-alcoholic beverages. General Distributors, Inc. has been in business for 80 years, with a commitment to excellent customer service and a focus on growing our suppliers’ brands. For additional information please visit or call 503-656-9470.

Craig Stein Beverage is a Vancouver, Washington, based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales and marketing of beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Craig Stein Beverage has been in business for over 22 years and services SW Washington from its distribution warehouse in Vancouver and services all of Southern Idaho from its warehouses in Boise and Sun Valley, Idaho. For additional information about Craig Stein Beverage, please visit or call 800-788-8251.

Great Artisan Beverage Members

Bigfoot Beverages, Cardinal Distributing, Clatsop Distributing, Crown Distributing of Aberdeen, Echanis Distributing, Fun Beverage, Graybeal Distributing, Mid-Columbia Distributing, Summit Beverage of Montana, Summit Beverage of Oregon