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Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 47.6 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews the world’s largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light, and distributes these and many other popular brands through a strong network of more than 600 independent wholesalers. Anheuser-Busch operates 12 breweries across the United States, is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years.
Tröegs Brewing Company was established in 1997. Today, the brewery produces six year-round and five seasonal beers including: HopBack Amber Ale, Troegenator Doublebock, DreamWeaver Wheat, Perpetual IPA, JavaHead Stout, Tröegs Pale Ale, Nugget Nectar, Dead Reckoning Porter, Sunshine Pils, The Mad Elf, and Flying Mouflan. Tröegs currently distributes its product in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
Victory Brewing Company opened its doors to the public on Feb. 15, 1996. What was once a Pepperidge Farm factory became home to a 144-seat restaurant, 70-foot-long bar and a full-scale brewery. In its first year, Victory Brewing Company brewed 1,725 barrels of beer. Since then, Victory has increased the size of the restaurant to 300 seats. The brewery has also expanded, producing 93,196 barrels of beer in 2012. As loyal craft beer drinkers continue to show their dedication to flavorful, quality beer, Victory plans to continue its own growth. Onward to Victory!
Dave Benfield and DuClaw Brewing Company Brewmaster Jim Wagner are the masterminds behind our amazing array of craft brewed beers. Through constant innovation and testing of new recipes, combinations and ingredients, the pair have brewed more than 35 unique beers and countless variations and blends. Some are available on tap and in bottles year round, while the others rotate in and out of our lineup depending upon available ingredients, seasonal appropriateness of the style, and what we’re in the mood to drink that week.
By 1995, Chicago’s Goose Island Brewpub had become so popular that John Hall decided to open a larger brewery and bottling plant to keep up with demand. Finding still more room for growth, in 1999 Hall opened a second Goose Island Brewpub just a stone’s throw away from historic Wrigley Field. Today, Goose Island continues to brew an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers at the brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at our Fulton Street brewery. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in all 50 states and Europe.
Redhook was born in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first “craft” breweries. From a modest start, Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries. While Redhook has “grown up” during the past 30 years, one thing has never changed – it’s still brewing great beers like ESB, IPA, Pilsner, Copperhook and seasonal brews. Most importantly, Redhook makes sure to have fun doing it.
What started as a dream for two ordinary brothers who just loved beer has now become a reality for two ordinary brothers who still just love beer. Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20s, they dreamed of brewing unique interpretations of traditional beer styles. Based in Portland, Oregon, the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Drifter Pale Ale, Nelson Imperial IPA, Rotator IPA Series, Drop Top Amber Ale and Pitch Black IPA.
Kona is a Hawaii-born and Hawaii-based craft brewery that prides itself on brewing the freshest beer of exceptional quality, closest to market. This helps to minimize its carbon footprint by reducing shipping of raw materials, finished beer and wasteful packaging materials. The brewery is headquartered where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. It has grown into Hawaii’s largest brewery and is the 13th largest craft brewery in the country.
Omission is the first craft beer brand in the United States focused exclusively on brewing great-tasting craft beers with traditional ingredients that are specially crafted to remove gluten. Gluten levels in every batch of Omission beer are measured by the brewery and two independent labs to ensure that the beer meets the brewery’s standards. Test results for every batch of Omission beer are available to consumers at omissiontests.com.
Rogue Brewery’s mission is to brew the finest varietal ales & spirits in the world with an uncompromising devotion to Quality and the Art of Brewing and to present the finished work with a touch of educational, entertaining mischief. They are dedicated to the “Rogue” in each of us, remember it is not simply a matter of profit but a highly personal work of art, and to build relationships, not just ales. And lastly, to be like great friends and remember it’s what’s inside that counts!
Smuttynose was founded in 1994 by the folks who started the North Hampton and Portsmouth Breweries. Their beers are distributed from Maine to Florida and as far west as Wisconsin.
Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company brews over 151,000 barrels of beer and 9,100 barrels of root beer in our state-of-the-art brewing facility. Our lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality. This pride, along with our brewing process, is what creates our great brews. We are privately owned and operated by local shareholders, many who have been with us since day one.
In 1995, the roof of the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland was removed and a brewhouse lowered in, handcrafting fine ales and lagers under the name of Fordham Brewing. It didn’t take long for the new brewery to rekindle the city’s old tradition into a passionate following among locals for its artisanal beers. As Fordham’s reputation spread throughout the Chesapeake region, the brewery made the decision to relocate to Dover, Delaware in 2003, where we had room to expand.
In what has become known as the Craft Beer Revolution, the year 1989 stands out as a landmark moment when the Old Dominion Brewing Co. established a brewpub operation in Ashburn, Virginia. The small brewpub quickly became a production brewery that was named one of the Top 50 breweries in the U.S. They soon found themselves working around the clock to provide their potent potables and gourmet soda up and down the East Coast.
Stoudt’s Brewery is a microbrewery and restaurant located in the Lancaster County borough of Adamstown, PA. It was one of the commonwealth’s first microbreweries, having been started in 1987 by Ed and Carol Stoudt. The restaurant, Black Angus Steakhouse, has been in business for half-a-century.
The Starr Hill Brewery was established in 1999 in the town of Charlottesville, VA, and takes its name from the neighborhood where it was originally located. In 2005, the brewery moved to nearby Crozet, VA. Starr Hill’s beers can be found throughout the mid-Atlantic and southeast United States. The brewery has won several awards for its beer, in particular the Dark Starr Stout which is the most decorated stout in the American craft brewing scene.
Established in 2008, Devils Backbone Brewing Company is a brewpub located in Roseland, VA,close to the Wintergreen Resort. In 2012, a 15,000 square foot production facility and tap room, referred to as the “Outpost Brewery”, was established near Lexington, VA. The brewery has won several awards at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup.
From their first meeting, John Washburn and Brian Shanks formed a friendship that led to a partnership with a BOLD shared vision to make a world-class cider in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. And that is exactly what they are doing. Local apples are once again being crushed to make hard cider and the rest, as they say, will be history.
Located in Detroit’s historic Rivertown district, and housed in a 1919 factory warehouse, Atwater Brewery was founded in March of 1997 with the purpose of carrying on the rich history of breweries in Detroit. Their brewing process is over 200 years old. Their imported Kasper Schultz brew house allows them to brew the beer in the true heritage-style of traditional German lagers.
The Blue Point Brewing Company is Long Island’s first currently-operating microbrewery. It founded in 1998 by two long-time friends, Mark Burford and Pete Cotter. The brewery’s unique direct-fire brew kettle, dismantled brick by brick from a brewery in Maryland and rebuilt in Patchogue, imparts a lightly toasted, complex taste to produce a line of ultra premium microbrews.
Fort Collins Brewery is one of oldest craft breweries in northern Colorado and continues to evolve to meet the demands of this fast-growing industry. FCB beer can be found on tap as well as in bottles throughout Colorado, the U.S. and Sweden. From pilsner to barleywine, FCB’s array of ales and lagers are meant for enjoying with creative food and friends. Everything FCB does is founded on the principles of creating, sharing, and savoring: concepts that summarize their philosophy on how beer should be created and enjoyed.
Lonerider opened their doors on January 23rd, 2009 with a beer and a dream. Today, Lonerider has 21 employees and is one of the CED’s 25 businesses to watch. With an eye for quality, they’ve crafted each of the beers with the highest quality ingredients. Two of their brews, Sweet Josie and Deadeye Jack, have taken home some of the highest honors from the Great American Beer Festival.
Ocean City Brewing Company is family owned and operated. It started as a dream of bringing a craft brewery to their hometown but then blossomed into a large scale brewery, bar, and restaurant. Someone once told them there is nothing better then drinking a good craft beer, enjoying good food, and being surrounded by good people. That’s why they wanted to bring that experience to Ocean City.
Every single pint of Tennent’s Lager is made with pride in Glasgow by people who know a thing or two about beer. In fact, at Wellpark, they’ve been brewing Tennent’s since 1885, slowly crafting a lager that’s rooted in community and tradition. Over the years, their brewery has become part of Glasgow landscape, but their lager is famous far beyond it’s home city-for its crisp taste and refreshingly clean finish.
Jailbreak is a Maryland Microbrewery. In addition to serving their beer in hundreds of restaurants, bars, and retailers across the state, Jailbreak also operates a tap room with a capacity of 150 people. They offer 8-12 different styles of beer for purchase by the pint, sample flight and growlers to go. Food trucks are present onsite during normal business hours.
Quality Control Policy
-Quality and freshness are the foundation for the success of Wantz Distributors and the wholesaler network. Employees are counted upon to vigorously protect the integrity of all brands – both package and draft.
-It is understood within our organization that the highest priority is placed upon our commitment to freshness. Direct responsibility for product at retail is shared by the team that routinely services our customers. This includes management, pre-salesmen, driver-salesmen, delivery support and quality control personnel.