Stone Expands Distribution in 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 Stone Brewing Co.’s craft beers throughout the State of Washington.

Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone Brewing Co. has been brewing in North County San Diego since 1996. Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States—a position it achieved without paid advertising, discounting or compromised standards. Stone beers, including year-round and special releases, have been distributed in Washington since 2002. “Stone is excited to begin a new partnership with Great Artisan Beverage,” commented Todd Karnig, Vice President of Sales at Stone. “Their passion for craft beer is evident and we look forward to working with them to make Stone beer more readily available to our Washington fans.”

Nick Gagliardi, President of Great Artisan Beverage, adds, “Great Artisan Beverage’s Washington network is thrilled to expand our footprint with one of the finest craft breweries in the United States. GAB wholesalers now represent Stone in Washington, Idaho and Alaska. The teams from Stone and GAB together share an intense passion for craft and specialty beer.”

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- 456-3535.

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, ClatsopDistributing, Crown Distributing of Aberdeen, Echanis Distributing, Fun Beverage, Graybeal Distributing, Mid- Columbia Distributing, Summit Beverageof Montana, Summit Beverageof Oregon

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