Ben E. Keith Beverages acquires craft and import beer portfolio from Glazers Distributing

Ben E. Keith Beverages acquires exclusive distribution rights for more than 60 popular beer brands in 46 counties throughout Texas

updated-logo-march-20082DALLAS, January 31, 2009 – Dallas-based Ben E. Keith Beverages, one of the largest beverage distributors in the United States, has acquired more than 60 beer brands from Dallas-based Glazers Distributing, one of the nation’s largest distributors of wines, spirits and malts.  The acquisition enables Ben E. Keith to be the exclusive distributor of these beers within 46 counties in Texas, including the North Texas and Austin markets. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The acquisition doubles Ben E. Keith’s existing craft and import beer selection to include more than 100 brands and 800 SKUs.  Notable brands include Sierra Nevada, Pyramid, Paulaner, Asahi, Sapporo, Flying Dog, Saint Arnold’s, Seagram’s Coolers, Moretti, JW Dundees, Warsteiner, Bitburger, Rogue Ales, Bavaria, San Miguel and Woodchuck.

“Both Glazers and Ben E. Keith Beverages share a proud, century-long history providing restaurants and retailers with top-quality beverage products and service. We are thrilled to add so many key specialty products to our growing beverage portfolio of craft and import beer brands,” said Kevin Bartholomew, president of Ben E. Keith Beverages. “It is and always will be our top priority to provide our customers with top-notch service and high-quality products. The acquisition of the brands from Glazers allows us to do that even better.”

About Ben E. Keith Beverage Distributors

Ben E. Keith Company, established in 1906, began selling Anheuser-Busch products in 1933. Today, Ben E. Keith Company – Beverage Distributors is one of the largest independent Anheuser-Busch wholesalers in the country. The company also distributes import beers, craft beers, wine products and nonalcoholic beverages. With ten regional branches in Texas including Abilene, Austin, Commerce, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Houston, Llano, Palestine and Waco, the company operates throughout the state of Texas. For more information, please visit


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