ROSEMONT, IL – JANUARY 18, 2022. Harbor Distributing, L.L.C. and Crest Beverage, L.L.C., Reyes Beer Division companies, will distribute the brands of AleSmith Brewing Company in Southern California. This distribution relationship is scheduled to begin at the end of this month.
“It’s meaningful to us that we’ve yet again been chosen to represent a local craft brewer and we look forward to partnering with AleSmith to help build their brand in Southern California,” said Tom Day, Chief Executive Officer, Reyes Beer Division.
“AleSmith Brewing is a standout local craft brewer and we’re thrilled for another opportunity to invest in the San Diego region,” said Steven Sourapas, Co-Owner and President of Crest Beverage.
“Welcoming AleSmith Brewing to our portfolio is an exciting and natural step as Harbor, Crest and AleSmith are all family-owned and operated businesses that are committed to great brands and supporting our local communities,” said Tom Reyes, President of Reyes Beer Division West. “We’re proud to offer this local craft brand and continue our shared history of growth and success in Southern California.”
AleSmith Brewing Company was founded in 1995 and has consistently been ranked in RateBeer’s World’s Top Ten list and has received numerous awards. Known for fan-favorites such as .394 Pale Ale and Speedway Stout, AleSmith has become a staple in San Diego and is continuing to grow throughout California.
“We’re passionate about making world class craft beer. Aligning our footprint with Reyes will give us access to more beer drinkers who can enjoy our products,” said Brandon Richards, President of AleSmith Brewing Company. “Reyes Beer Division’s size, scale, and commitment to our business meets the statewide solution we’re looking for and will help propel AleSmith Brewing forward.”
About Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.
Reyes Holdings, aligned with leading beverage and foodservice providers, produces and delivers some of the best-known brands and widest variety of food and beverage items to retailers around the world. Annually, the company delivers more than 1.2 billion cases of beverage and food products from over 200 locations across the world. Reyes Holdings operations include Reyes Beer Division, the largest beer distributor in the United States representing import, craft and domestic beer brands; The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C., a global quick-service restaurant distribution business and the largest supplier worldwide of distribution services to the McDonald’s restaurant system; and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, a Midwest and West Coast bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products. Reyes Holdings is the 8th largest privately held company in the United States with over 31,000 employees and annual sales exceeding $30 billion. For more information about Reyes Holdings, visit the company website at Reyes Holdings – Home .
About Reyes Beer Division
Reyes Beer Division (RBD) is dedicated to being the best distributor in the industry with distributorships in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. RBD is committed to protecting the quality of its brewing suppliers’ brands through the utilization of superior routing and world-class warehouse and cold storage facilities, while also using its highly trained sales team to grow those brands and best serve the retail customers of Allied Beverages, Chesbay Distributing, Chicago Beverage Systems, Crest Beverage, Florida Distributing Company, Gate City Beverage, Gold Coast Beverage, Golden Brands, Greenco Distributing, Harbor Distributing, High Desert Distributing, Lee Distributors, Monarch Distributing, Premium Distributors of Maryland, Premium Distributors of Michigan, Premium Distributors of Virginia, Premium Distributors of Washington DC, and Windy City Distributing. Across 40 facilities, our team of 7,000 people delivers over 260 million cases annually to over 100,000 retail accounts across the nation. For more information on the company, its portfolio of world-class beer brands and career opportunities, explore the company’s website at www.reyesbeerdivision.com.