Bell’s Brewery announces Texas distribution partnerships, likely starting there in April 2017

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(Comstock, MI) – Bell’s Brewery, Inc. is proud to announce its new distributor partnerships in the great state of Texas.

Fourteen distributors will help bring Bell’s entire portfolio to its 31th state.

They are: Andrews Distributing of North Texas LLC, Brown Distributing Company, Del Papa Distributing Company, Inc., Falls Distributing Company, GG Distributing Co., Great Plains Distributors, LP, Kristen Distributing Company, KEG 1 O’Neal, LLC, L & F Distributors, LLC, Mike Hopkins Distributing, Reed Beverage Inc., Silver Eagle Distributors, Standard Sales Company, L.P. of Odessa and San Angelo and Tri-City Distributors, LP.

Beer will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2017.

Bell’s announced its intention to distribute to Texas in April.

Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Nebraska and West Virginia were all added to Bell’s distribution footprint in 2016.

County by county distribution information is available at bellsbeer.com.

Launch celebrations are also planned. Additional information will be announced as details become available at bellsbeer.com and on Bell’s social media.

ABOUT ANDREWS DISTRIBUTING OF NORTH TEXAS LLC:
Andrews Distributing of North Texas has more than 1,400 proud team members and distribution centers located in Dallas, Fort Worth and Allen. Founded in 1976 by Barry Andrews, they are celebrating 40 years helping their brewing partners, retail partners, team members and local communities thrive. Today, Andrews distributes more than 700 brands from 40 supplier partners in 16 North Texas counties. With their extensive industry experience, the Andrews team is committed to being the nation’s leading brand builder with a winning team culture.

ABOUT BROWN DISTRIBUTING COMPANY:

Brown Distributing Company is a family owned and operated beverage distributorship founded in 1962. The company employs over 400 dedicated beer professionals and services 7 counties in and around the Austin area. We are proud of the community we live and work in and we give back by contributing to many non-profit, civic and educational organizations. Our family culture at Brown takes great pride in working together to provide quality beverages and unparalleled service to our customers. We are very excited to add Bell’s to our craft portfolio and are committed to helping build and foster the craft movement in our territory.

ABOUT DEL PAPA DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, INC.:

In 2010 Del Papa Distributing celebrated its 100th business anniversary. From its founding by an Italian immigrant, Omero Del Papa Sr., in Galveston in 1910, to its current operations distributing a variety of national, regional and local beer brands from three distribution centers serving seventeen Texas counties along the Texas Gulf Coast, Del Papa has remained committed to supporting and strengthening the many communities in which its customers and employees live. In 2015 Del Papa Distributing created 2-Row Distributing, a strictly craft beer focused division to provide its supplier and retail partners with the necessary focus, expertise, and category management skills required for this exciting and growing category. Del Papa Distributing still speaks today to those old fashioned values of quality, honesty, integrity and work ethic. If anything these ideals have grown stronger over the course of a century.

ABOUT FALLS DISTRIBUTING COMPANY:

Falls Distributing Company is a locally owned beer wholesaler, headquartered in Wichita Falls, covering 13 counties in North Central Texas. With our 19,800 square foot refrigerated facility and best-in-market equipment and sales team, Falls Distributing Company is able to provide unparalleled service to North Texas customers. Since our company’s founding in 1961, our entire team, 63 members strong, is committed to making a difference in quality assurance, customer service, brand recognition, and a passion for craft beer.

ABOUT GG DISTRIBUTING CO.:

Giglio Distributing was founded in 1955 by J.C. Giglio in Beaumont, Texas. J.C. started with himself, one employee, no revenue and one company truck. Fifty nine years later J.C.’s son Charles formed a joint venture with Glazers Beverage, GG Distributing LLC based out of Longview, TX currently services thirty eight counties. With this strong heritage, our future totally depends upon building an outstanding team focused against great brands, maintaining quality and marketing attributes.

ABOUT GREAT PLAINS DISTRIBUTORS, LP:

Great Plains Distributors, LP is a third generation family owned wholesale beer distributor, operating in the southern High Plains of Texas since 1961. Based in Lubbock, TX, Great Plains provides unrivaled service to customers across fifteen counties and takes great pride in their fierce dedication to quality assurance, customer service, brand building, responsible alcohol consumption, and a passion for craft beer.

ABOUT KEG 1 O’NEAL, LLC:

KEG 1 began as a Knowledge Exchange Group of 10 of the nation’s largest distributors of alcoholic beverages. With the creation of KEG 1, LLC, these 10 principals went beyond the traditional sharing of best practices and quarterly meetings to form a partnership whose combined annual distribution approaches 100 million cases.

ABOUT KRISTEN DISTRIBUTING COMPANY

Kristen Distributing Company has been family-owned and operated since 1930. Current President, John Kristen, is the 4th generation of leadership. Kristen’s seasoned sales and delivery teams bring unparalleled customer service to the 28 central Texas counties in their territory. Based in Bryan, Texas, Kristen Distributing Company operates 2 warehouses selling a diverse portfolio of alcohol and non-alcohol products. We believe we sell the finest beverages in the world and are excited to welcome Bell’s Brewery to the Kristen Distributing Company family of brands.
ABOUT L & F DISTRIBUTORS, LLC:

L&F Distributors is a third generation family business which focuses on distributing beer along the Texas and Mexico border. Our mission is to provide the best service for our customers, fully support our community, be the trusted source of knowledge for our industry, and provide an ideal place of employment.

ABOUT MIKE HOPKINS DISTRIBUTING:

Mike Hopkins Distributing Company, Inc. prides itself on service, quality, and community involvement across its seven county central Texas distribution footprint. With nearly 70% market share, MHD is the market leader and a 2nd generation beverage distributor proud to support local, regional, and international brands.

ABOUT REED BEVERAGE INC.:

Reed Beverage is a family owned distribution business that was founded in 1952 serving 37 counties in Texas. Our Mission is to build great brands and partnerships through our unwavering commitment to quality and service. Reed Beverage is a responsible community partner, and very proud of the work we do and the great brands we represent. We strive to excel in every phase of our business and set the standard in the beverage business for West Texas.

ABOUT SILVER EAGLE DISTRIBUTORS:

Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. is the nation’s second largest beer distributor. The company employs more than 1,400 employees that serve 16 counties in Texas through operations in Houston, San Antonio, Pasadena, Cypress, Conroe and Rosenberg. Silver Eagle distributes a broad selection of domestic and import brands as well as microbrews and craft beers and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. For more information, visit www.silvereagle.com.

ABOUT STANDARD SALES COMPANY:

Standard Sales, in Odessa and San Angelo is located in Permian Basin of West Texas and West Central Texas. Our 32,000 sq. mile territory of oil rich land, is made up of 28 counties and Standard Sales proudly provides exceptional sales and service to the area’s 1,230 retail accounts. At Standard Sales, we understand each ingredient plays an important role in crafting a fine beer. It’s the perfect combination that gives each beverage its own spirit and we pride ourselves in selecting only the best products for your unique spirit, too. We share this attitude with our Standard Sales family – a family of individuals and partners with a variety of unique and diverse talents, abilities, thoughts, and feelings that together, make a perfect team.

ABOUT TRI-CITY DISTRIBUTORS, LP:
Tri-City Distributors, LP, located in New Braunfels, Texas, is a central Texas beer distributor servicing Comal, Gonzales and Guadalupe Counties. Scott Brown, owner of Tri-City Distributors, LP which he purchased in 1988, started as a single supplier distributor with 350,000 cases of annual sales, to a distributor that offers brands from over 25 beer suppliers with expected annual sales of 2 million cases in 2016. With a customer focused culture and a passion for beer, Tri-City has continued to grow and maximize its portfolio through relentless pursuit to customer service, investing in brand building awareness and staying locally involved in the communities it serves.

ABOUT BELL’S BREWERY, INC.

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we’ve grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 500 people over a 30 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. 100% family-owned and independent, we strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and beers. For more information, please visit bellsbeer.com.

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