Articles Tagged with 'Distribution'

Stone and Karl Strauss CEOs Discuss Selling Out, Self-Distribution and Maintaining Culture

Stone and Karl Strauss CEOs Discuss Selling Out, Self-Distribution and Maintaining Culture

Stone Brewing CEO Dominic Engels and Karl Strauss Brewing CEO and co-founder Chris Cramer discussed their respective companies’ operations and strategies last week at the Brewbound Live business conference in Santa Monica. Both San Diego companies are listed on not-for-profit trade group the Brewers Association’s (BA) list of the 50 largest craft breweries. However, Engels and Cramer offered varying perspectives for attendees and viewers.

Reyes Beverage Group to Acquire Virginia’s Dixie Beverage Company; Texas’s Ben E. Keith Acquires Spirits Wholesaler Artisanal Beverage Distributor

Reyes Beverage Group to Acquire Virginia’s Dixie Beverage Company; Texas’s Ben E. Keith Acquires Spirits Wholesaler Artisanal Beverage Distributor

The Reyes Beverage Group, the nation’s largest beer wholesaler, has struck its second deal in Virginia in the past 13 months, according to a press release. Premium Distributors of Virginia, a Reyes subsidiary, announced Friday that it has acquired the distribution rights of Winchester, Virginia-based Dixie Beverage Company. The deal will add 280,000 cases to… Read more »

Fort Point Beer Company Expands Distribution Statewide in California

Fort Point Beer Company Expands Distribution Statewide in California

San Francisco’s Fort Point Beer Company has signed with eight wholesalers in California, expanding the craft brewery’s distribution footprint statewide. “For six years, Fort Point has pretty much been sold in nine counties around the Bay Area with a couple of things being sold here and there outside of that,” Fort Point co-founder and CEO Justin Catalana told Brewbound. “But we just flipped the switch to sell through the rest of California.”

Reyes Makes 3rd California Wholesaler Acquisition of 2019 with W.A. Thompson Deal

Reyes Makes 3rd California Wholesaler Acquisition of 2019 with W.A. Thompson Deal

The Reyes Beverage Group, the largest beer wholesaler in the U.S., announced today its third California wholesaler acquisition of the year, with the planned purchase of W.A. Thompson. The acquisition of Bakersfield-based W.A. Thompson will add 7.1 million case equivalents and 2,500 accounts to Reyes subsidiary Harbor Distributing, according to a press release. The deal is expected to close in early December.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquires Markstein Beverage Co. in San Marcos

Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquires Markstein Beverage Co. in San Marcos

California’s beer distribution system is being shaken up once again. Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Friday evening the planned acquisition of “key assets” from Markstein Beverage Co. in San Marcos, California. The company will add those assets to its existing wholly owned distributor, Anheuser-Busch Sales of San Diego.

Texas Brewers Report Boost from Beer-To-Go Sales Legalization

Texas Brewers Report Boost from Beer-To-Go Sales Legalization

Eighteen days after Texas’ new beer-to-go law went into effect, manufacturing brewers are reporting high levels of consumer enthusiasm for the opportunity to buy and take home packaged beers from taprooms.

Dogfish Head Nears National Distribution; Adds 45th State, Mississippi

Dogfish Head Nears National Distribution; Adds 45th State, Mississippi

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is just five states away from completing national distribution. The Milton, Delaware-based craft brewery, which merged with Boston Beer Company earlier this year, announced Monday the addition of its 45th state — Mississippi — via Capital City Beverages.

Quality Beverage Strikes Deal with Williams Distributing to Become Massachusetts’ Largest A-B Wholesaler

Quality Beverage Strikes Deal with Williams Distributing to Become Massachusetts’ Largest A-B Wholesaler

In a deal that will make it the largest wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch products in Massachusetts, Quality Beverage announced today an agreement to acquire Williams Distributing. Financial terms of the asset purchase, pending supplier approval, were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in October. Speaking to Brewbound, Quality Beverage president and CEO Conrad Wetterau said the company will add 2.8 million case equivalents (CEs) in the transaction from Williams Distributing.

MillerCoors to take Saint Archer Gold National in 2020

MillerCoors to take Saint Archer Gold National in 2020

In the competition for active lifestyle consumers, MillerCoors believes its found an answer to Anheuser-Busch’s popular Michelob Ultra brand. The United States’ second-largest beer company announced today plans to begin nationally distributing Saint Archer Gold — its 95-calorie, 2.6 carb light lager — beginning January 1, 2020.

Last Call: Pyramid Owner Settles Lawsuit with Alehouse Staff; Manhattan Beer Distributors, Delivery Drivers Battle Over Alleged ‘Wage Theft’

Last Call: Pyramid Owner Settles Lawsuit with Alehouse Staff; Manhattan Beer Distributors, Delivery Drivers Battle Over Alleged ‘Wage Theft’

In this week’s edition of Last Call: Pyramid owner FIFCO USA settles a lawsuit with its Alehouse staff; Manhattan Beer Distributors and its delivery drivers battle over alleged ‘wage theft;’ Left Hand enters the CBD-infused, non-alcoholic drink market; New Delhi bans A-B InBev for three years; and more news bites.

Massachusetts’ Franchise Reform Debate Resumes

Massachusetts’ Franchise Reform Debate Resumes

The nearly decade-long debate over Massachusetts’ controversial franchise laws resumed Monday, as the state’s craft brewers and beer wholesalers packed a meeting of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. Brewers and wholesalers remain divided on how to reform strict franchise laws, which brewers claim lock their businesses into nearly unbreakable relationships with wholesalers. Each side presented revised proposals, which they argued would benefit each other.