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    Partnership With Boochcraft

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    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Boochcraft High Alcohol Kombucha, the #1 hard kombucha brand in California.

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    Partnership With Boochcraft

    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Boochcraft High Alcohol Kombucha, the #1 hard kombucha brand in California. Beginning this month, Andrews will distribute three Boochcraft varieties including Grapefruit Hibiscus Heather, Apple Lime Jasmine and a limited amount of Ginger Lime Rosehips across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    Hard kombucha is made from fermented, sweetened tea and is packed with probiotics, minerals and vitamins. San Diego-based Boochraft is 100% certified organic, raw, vegan and gluten-free, with 7% ABV. It's also handcrafted with cold-pressed juices and made with a commitment to quality, taste and locally sourced ingredients.

    Brand Manager Cara Valdez talked about how the addition of Boochcraft helps Andrews expand our portfolio into emerging, on-trend categories. “Hard kombucha is a growing trend on the West Coast that is quickly moving across the country. Boochcraft offers Andrews consumers a delicious, clean alternative to beer with high-quality ingredients and all the health benefits of kombucha.”

    Andrews has begun distributing the three Boochcraft varieties in on-premise draft across its Dallas-Fort Worth territory this month. We plan to launch packages in early 2020.

    For more information on Boochcraft, please visit: boochcraft.com

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    Partnership With Altstadt

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    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Fredericksburg, Texas-based Altstadt Brewery to distribute its Lager, Hefeweizen and Kolsch beers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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    Partnership With Altstadt

    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Fredericksburg, Texas-based Altstadt Brewery to distribute its Lager, Hefeweizen and Kolsch beers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    Altstadt produces premium German-style beers using only four ingredients: hops, barley, yeast and artesian spring water, guided by the German beer purity laws of 1516. The brewery also uses equipment imported from Germany to create authentic Old World style beers. Earlier this month, Altstadt was awarded two gold medals for their Kolsch and Lager at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival. Altstadt beers are currently available in Austin, San Antonio, College Station, Corpus Christi and Waco, Texas.

    Autumn Richmond, Andrews craft brand manager, said Altstadt will bring great value to the Andrews portfolio.

    "We know Altstadt will be a valuable addition to the Andrews portfolio as it's a perfect blend of authentic German style beer and Texas roots. We look forward to launching in draft this fall."

    Andrews will launch the three Altstadt varieties in on-premise draft across its Dallas-Fort Worth territory this month, with plans for packaged rollouts in early 2020.

    “This partnership opens doors to a successful future,” said William Scripps, Founder and Vice President of Altstadt. “We’re excited to work closely with the Andrews team to expand our reach and bring Altstadt’s premium German-style beers to North Texas.”

    For more information, please visit: www.altstadtbeer.com

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    25 Years With Cattle Baron’s Ball

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    Andrews Distributing Company, one of the nation’s largest beer distributors, will mark 25 years of support for the Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball, the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

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    25 Years With Cattle Baron’s Ball

    Andrews Distributing Company, one of the nation’s largest beer distributors, will mark 25 years of support for the Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball, the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

    The 2019 Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19.

    Andrews began its partnership with the Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball in 1994. Over the course of the past 25 years, Andrews has given more than $1.4 million to support the American Cancer Society.

    “We are incredibly proud to support the work the Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball does to impact cancer research and cancer patients right here in North Texas,” said Mike McGuire, president & CEO, Andrews Distributing Company. “As a company, we feel we have a responsibility to serve in the hometowns where we operate, and it’s been inspiring to be a part of the Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball growth over the past 25 years. American Cancer Society’s purpose touches us all, and I know the entire Andrews team is as proud as I am to support the fantastic work accomplished by this organization.”

    The Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball started in 1974 in Dallas and has helped raise $81 million dollars for cancer research. The direct results of these efforts have provided treatment to 400,000 patients and research funding for 47 Nobel Prize winning scientists.

    “Andrews Distributing has been a loyal partner to Cattle Baron’s for 25 years, donating over $1.4 in funding and providing everyone’s favorite libations for the Ball and through the year supporting all Cattle Baron’s events,” said 2019 Ball Chair, Lisa Haddow Shirley.

    “The longstanding partnership with donors such as Andrews allows Cattle Barons to focus on raising critical funds needed to support lifesaving Cancer research,” said 2019 Ball Chair, Wendy Messmann. “Through the generosity of Andrews and other local donors, the Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball has become the largest one-night fundraiser for cancer and a very important night for the American Cancer Society.”

    Andrews’ support of the Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball is part of its Distributing Cheer program, which focuses on giving and volunteerism to organizations that support cancer research, veteran and military support and programs that support Andrews’ four hometown communities –Allen, Corpus Christi, Dallas and Fort Worth. Through its Distributing Cheer program, Andrews has given back to organizations across Texas.

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    Keeping Beer on the Shelves

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    A lot of people like to beat the heat on Labor Day with a cold one, but that wouldn't be possible without the distributors.

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    Keeping Beer on the Shelves

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A lot of people like to beat the heat on Labor Day with a cold one, but that wouldn't be possible without the distributors. Ones like Andrews Distributing.

    Andrews has been a family-owned business for over 40 years and even expanded across Texas. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is one of their busiest seasons. They are up about 20% of their usual volume.

    The distribution center currently holds about 250,000 cases of beer with over 700 different brands.

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    Partnership with Sazerac

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    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with New Orleans-based Sazerac Company to distribute the company’s Alternative Beverage Alcohol (ABA) portfolio.

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    Partnership with Sazerac

    May 7, 2019, DALLAS - Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with New Orleans-based Sazerac Company to distribute the company’s Alternative Beverage Alcohol (ABA) portfolio.

    Sazerac was founded in 1850 and is currently the largest producer of distilled spirits in the United States. The family-owned business has over 400 brands and a presence in more than 120 countries. Andrews will distribute a variety of brands from Sazerac’s ABA portfolio, such as Stroyski, Flash Point Cinnamon and Vera Cruz.

    David Holt, Andrews executive vice president of marketing, said Sazerac’s innovative portfolio creates a new opportunity for the Andrews team.

    “Our partnership with Sazerac creates a great opportunity to expand our portfolio offerings, especially within the convenience and grocery channels,” Holt said. “Strengthening our portfolio with these ABA brands allows our retail customers in these channels to serve their shoppers with an increased selection to grow their businesses.”

    Ron Porges, Sazerac division manager, also expressed excitement around the new partnership.
    “We are pleased to form this relationship with Andrews,” Porges said. “We look forward to building our alternative beverage business in Texas with this team.”

    Andrews plans to launch the Sazerac portfolio in on- and off-premise June 17 within the Dallas-Fort Worth and Corpus Christi areas.

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    About Andrews Distributing
    Andrews Distributing Company is one of the nation’s largest beer distributors with facilities in Dallas, Allen, Corpus Christi and Fort Worth, Texas. Andrews employs 1,500 proud team members who manage distribution centers totaling more than one million square feet and deliver more than 34 million cases annually. The Andrews team distributes over 700 beer brands to 25 North and South Texas counties. Andrews is dedicated to being a marketing and technology leader in the industry with the focus of serving retail customers, Building Brands and celebrating a winning team culture.

    For additional information, visit www.andrewsdistributing.com.

    About Sazerac
    Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.

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    Partnership with Saint Arnold

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    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Houston-based Saint Arnold Brewing Company to distribute the company’s cider portfolio.

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    Partnership with Saint Arnold

    April 1, 2019, DALLAS – Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Houston-based Saint Arnold Brewing Company to distribute the company’s cider portfolio.

    Saint Arnold was founded by Brock Wagner and Kevin Bartol in 1994. The team operates with the goal to create world-class beverages and deliver them to their customers as fresh as possible. The Saint Arnold team debuted Original Dry Cider in February of this year, following the creation of more than 100 test batches to find the perfect blend of apples, yeast and sweetness. Different from many other ciders which use a cider or wine yeast, Original Dry is made with Saint Arnold’s house brewers yeast.

    Lisa Killingsworth, Andrews craft and cider brand manager, said the Andrews team looks forward to growing a strong, new cider brand with Saint Arnold.

    “Saint Arnold’s Original Dry Cider is a very welcome addition to our strong cider portfolio,” Killingsworth said. “The cider category is seeing continued growth and innovation, and we are excited to elevate a Texas brand and share their cider with fans throughout DFW.”

    Andrews plans to launch Saint Arnold Cider in both package and draft within the next two weeks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    For additional information about Saint Arnold Cider, please visit www.saintarnold.com/cider.

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    About Andrews Distributing
    Andrews Distributing Company is one of the nation’s largest beer distributors with facilities in Dallas, Allen, Corpus Christi and Fort Worth, Texas. Andrews employs 1,500 proud team members who manage distribution centers totaling more than one million square feet and deliver more than 34 million cases annually. The Andrews team distributes over 700 beer brands to 25 North and South Texas counties. Andrews is dedicated to being a marketing and technology leader in the industry with the focus of serving retail customers, Building Brands and celebrating a winning team culture.

    For additional information, visit www.andrewsdistributing.com.

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    Portfolio & Footprint Exchange

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    North Texas beer distributors Fisher 59 & Andrews Distributing have signed an letter of intent (LOI) to engage in a strategic exchange of portions of their portfolios...

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    Portfolio & Footprint Exchange

    February 20, 2019, DALLAS -- North Texas beer distributors Fisher59 and Andrews Distributing Company have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to engage in a strategic exchange of portions of their portfolios and will modify distribution territories to allow both distributors to better serve their customers. The improvement goes into effect April 13.

    Andrews will no longer distribute beer brands within Denton County and will transition rights to Fisher59, with the exception of the portion south of Highway 121. In exchange, Fisher59 will transition distribution rights for their brands in the Prosper, Frisco, Celina areas of Collin County and south of HW 121 in Denton County.

    The cleanup of the businesses’ distribution footprints serves as a win-win for Andrews and Fisher59. Each team will now have a more complete, high-share portfolio to better serve their customers, while also creating an opportunity for stronger operations. Team members for both distributors will shift within their organizations to meet new needs and grow with this opportunity.

    “Fisher59 is excited to work with Andrews Distributing and our suppliers to build on our superior portfolio and continue to enhance our ability to meet the needs of our outstanding customers,” said Tom McElveney, President & CEO of Fisher59 in Denton. “This expansion of our brand selection enhances our ability to meet the demands of the consumer and builds on the legacy of the Fisher family in Denton County since 1959. We look forward to continuing the great service and attention to detail that these brands have enjoyed with Andrews Distributing through the years.”

    “We are very thankful to have the chance to work with the Fisher59 team on this exchange to elevate our businesses in a new way,” Andrews President and CEO Mike McGuire said. “Creating this opportunity for both teams allows us to maximize our customers’ beer category and be more strategically aligned to serve retail partners and their customers. I look forward to building brands across North Texas and to see the growth to come for team members at Fisher59 and Andrews.”

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    About Fisher59
    Fisher59 has continued to build on the legacy that began in 1959 with founder Clyde D. Fisher of Muenster, Texas. Having grown to distribution facilities in Denton and Wichita Falls, Texas and Lawton, Oklahoma, Fisher59 sells over 5 million cases in 36 counties in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma, with over 400 employees. These team members take great pride in offering superior customer service while representing our brands in a professional and collaborative spirit. Fisher59 honors and celebrates the legacy of family while distributing exceptional brands to extraordinary customers. www.fisher59.com

    About Andrews Distributing
    Andrews Distributing Company is one of the nation’s largest beer distributors with facilities in Dallas, Allen, Corpus Christi and Fort Worth, Texas. Andrews employs 1,500 proud team members who manage distribution centers totaling more than one million square feet and deliver more than 34 million cases annually. The Andrews team distributes over 700 beer brands to 25 North and South Texas counties. Andrews is dedicated to being a marketing and technology leader in the industry with the focus of serving retail customers, Building Brands and celebrating a winning team culture.

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    Dallas Tavern Guild held their annual Dallas Pride VIP
    reception and awards presentation Sept. 13. The Andrews team was awarded Outstanding Community Support.

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    September 19, 2018, DALLAS -- Cheers to this! Dallas Tavern Guild held their annual Dallas Pride VIP
    reception and awards presentation Sept. 13. The Andrews team was awarded Outstanding Community
    Support.

    The awards presentation recognized valuable partners and supporters prior to the 35th annual Alan Ross
    Texas Freedom Parade. Andrews has worked with Dallas Tavern Guild in support of Dallas Pride
    festivities for 15 years, and this is the first year Andrews received the award. Partnering brand sponsors
    in 2018 include Miller Lite, Revolver Brewing and Dos XX.

    According to the Dallas Pride website, Dallas Tavern Guild is a group of 16 LGBT bars and nightclubs
    dedicated to serving the Dallas community in a safe and comfortable environment. The group raises
    money for selected charities and community service agencies throughout the year.

    Michael Doughman, Dallas Tavern Guild executive director, said the support the Andrews team provides
    is much more than a sponsorship.

    “Over the past 15 years, our relationship with the Andrews family has been one of support and growth,”
    Doughman said. “We have been partners in elevating the diversity and inclusion of the corporate world
    with our LGBTQ community. More than a brand, and more than a marketing strategy, we have all grown
    and learned, and our friendships have only strengthened with each passing year. To leaders Barry
    Andrews, Mike McGuire and the entire Andrews family, we are eternally grateful.”

    Daniel Hickman, Andrews marketing execution manager, said this award demonstrates the strength of
    the partnership between Dallas Tavern Guild and Andrews.

    “The success of our partnership is owed entirely to the people behind both Dallas Tavern Guild and
    Andrews,” Hickman said. “The story of this 15-year partnership is grounded in the special relationships
    developed between Andrews team members and leaders in the LGBTQ community. We are humbled to
    receive this recognition and are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with partners we call
    friends.”

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    HUSA Red Star Award

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    HEINEKEN USA announced Andrews Distributing received the organization’s top Red Star Award at the company’s annual National Distributor Conference Oct. 24.

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    November 6, 2017, DALLAS, TX -- HEINEKEN USA announced Andrews Distributing of Dallas, TX received the organization’s top Red Star Award for its efforts in driving the success of the HEINEKEN USA portfolio at the company’s annual National Distributor Conference Oct. 24.

    The program is designed to honor the balanced efforts by distributors against the drivers of HEINEKEN USA volume, distribution, and display execution. Distributors across the U.S. compete against peers of similar size and geography, and the award is given to the distributor partners who go above and beyond the average market results. Four Region Groups are divided into three Regional Tiers defined by total HEINEKEN USA volume. A winner is selected in each Region, at each Tier, resulting in 12 Regional winners and one Overall winner.

    In line with HEINEKEN USA’s new sales vision, “Profit From a World of Experience,” Andrews has helped provide locally and culturally relevant solutions in partnership with the HEINEKEN USA team, while helping connect retailers, bars and restaurants with the right HEINEKEN beers and ciders, in the right places that drive accelerated growth. Andrews was honored for its execution that crossed portfolio lines and results that exceeded industry standards. In a year where the industry was declining overall, the Red Star Award winner grew the HEINEKEN USA business 6.9 percent in 2016, led by Tecate Light +54%, Dos Equis Lager +11%, Heineken +4% and Strongbow Cider +8.2%. In line with HEINEKEN USA’s focused on-premise strategy, Andrews also added 143 new handles of Dos Equis Lager in the North Texas Market and increased draft volume 14.3 percent.

    “Each year, we present the Red Star Award to honor a distributor partner who delivers the highest levels of support into our mutual business,” said Ray Faust, vice president, sales, HEINEKEN USA. “From broad investments in the portfolio to incremental work both on premise and off, our partners’ efforts are essential in driving success. Last year, Andrews showed they are not afraid to invest in our portfolio, and the results for both parties have been tremendous.”

    Jill Newman, Andrews director of import brands, said receiving the Red Star Award is a great honor celebrated by the entire team.

    “It’s a huge honor to be recognized by a partner like HEINEKEN USA as the top distributor in the country, and even more fulfilling to receive the award in our hometown,” Newman said. “The Andrews team strives to perform at the highest level each day. This is made possible by the support we receive from HEINEKEN USA with their great portfolio of products, consumer market insights and the teams who help us deliver against our goals.”

    In addition to driving the success of the HEINEKEN USA portfolio, Andrews serves as an industry leader in promoting a responsible consumption culture with its employees, customers and community. Andrews was awarded the 1864 Award for Responsibility in 2015 for its best-in-class practices with Heineken USA to elevate responsible consumption in both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Corpus Christi markets.

    “We are very proud each time we are recognized by our partners at HEINEKEN USA,” CEO Barry Andrews said. “This year’s Red Star Award is proof of the continued growth, improvement and strength of our people, this partnership and portfolio. We are grateful to our partner, HEINEKEN USA, for the effective tools and continued trust in our team members to win at retail. Our team looks forward to continued success."

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    Partnership with Celis Brewery

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    Andrews Distributing is proud to announce a partnership with Celis Brewery of Austin, Texas.

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    Partnership with Celis Brewery

    June 23, 2017, DALLAS, TEXAS – Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Celis Brewery of Austin, Texas.

    Celis Brewery is owned and operated by Christine Celis. She follows in the footsteps of her father, renowned Belgian brewer Pierre Celis, who founded the original brewery in 1992. Pierre began his brewing career in Belgium in the 1960s. Christine is restoring the family legacy with a new 22,000-square-foot brewery in northwest Austin, where the team will brew Pierre’s famous Belgian-style recipes, including award-winning witbier, Celis White.

    Christine Celis, founder and CEO of Celis Brewery, said she is excited to watch the re-introduction of Celis’ beers in North Texas.

    “Our beers from Celis Brewery were really popular in North Texas when we were first brewing in the 1990s. It is incredibly exciting to be back brewing Celis Brewery’s original recipes like the famous Celis White and Celis Grand Cru using the proprietary yeast from Belgium,” Christine said. “We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and enthusiasm we have received as we have started reintroducing our Celis beers this month. We are thrilled to be working with Andrews Distributing to make sure people in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex can find Celis beers at their favorite locations.”

    Kelli Hopson, Andrews craft brand manager, said the Andrews team looks forward to being a part of Celis’ growth and success in Texas.

    “The Celis name is famous in the beer community and is synonymous with Belgian-style beer,” Hopson said. “All of us at Andrews are thrilled to work with this award-winning team with such world-class beers. We look forward to helping them expand their presence in their home state of Texas and connecting them with beer lovers in Dallas-Fort Worth.”

    Andrews plans to launch Celis in DFW the week of July 3, with official launch events the following week. The July launch will include Celis White draft. Future plans to expand include the launch of Pale Bock and Citrus Grandis IPA draft in August, followed by Celis White, Pale Bock and Citrus Grandis IPA bottles in September.

    For additional information about Celis Brewery and upcoming events, please visit www.facebook.com/CelisBeers.

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    Partnership with Revolver

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    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Revolver Brewing of Granbury, Texas.

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    Partnership with Revolver

    Sept. 12, 2016, Dallas, Texas – Andrews Distributing is proud to announce a partnership with Revolver Brewing of Granbury, Texas.

    Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the craft and import division of MillerCoors, closed on the acquisition of majority interest in Revolver on Friday. Along with this partnership, Andrews is proud to have been chosen as a key distributor for Revolver in the brewery’s home markets of Dallas and Fort Worth. 

    Revolver Brewing was founded in 2012 by father and son Ron and Rhett Keisler, along with seasoned master brewer and Cicerone Grant Wood. Revolver quickly became one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most popular craft breweries with the success of their flagship brand, Blood & Honey American Wheat Ale. Today, Revolver has built a portfolio of more than 19 year-round, seasonal and limited release beers.

    The brewery has won 24 industry awards for their beers since its founding. Revolver has won two platinum medals and five golds, as well as a variety of other medals, at the World Beer Championship. The Revolver team has also been recognized at Best Little Brewfest in Texas and the U.S. Beer Tasting Championships.

    Mike McGuire, president of Andrews Distributing, said the Andrews team looks forward to working with Revolver and supporting such a strong local brewery.

    “It’s been great to watch Ron, Rhett, Grant and the entire Revolver team build such a strong brand in their short history,” McGuire said. “Revolver has become a local craft staple in the DFW area due to their team’s hard work and attention to detail, and we look forward to helping build their brands in our backyard for years to come.”

    “We are looking forward to working with the team at Andrews,” Rhett Keisler said. “Andrews has a reputation in the market for quality and service, and that really fits well with our ethos of hard work and doing things right. We think the combination of our beers with the distribution power and knowledge of craft beer Andrews brings to the table is going to be a powerful partnership in the market.”

    Andrews plans to begin distributing the Revolver portfolio within their North Texas territory, excluding Denton County, Sept. 12. For additional information about Revolver Brewing, please visit www.revolverbrewing.com.

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    Partnership: Armadillo Ale Works

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    The Andrews Distributing team is excited to announce a partnership with local craft brewery Armadillo Ale Works of Denton, Texas.

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    Partnership: Armadillo Ale Works

    April 15, 2016, Dallas, TX – The Andrews Distributing team is excited to announce a partnership with local craft brewery Armadillo Ale Works of Denton, Texas.

    Armadillo Ale Works was founded in 2010 by Yianni Arestis and Bobby Mullins. In early 2011, the pair held a Kickstarter campaign to fund their plan to bring craft beer to Denton. After a successful campaign, they decided to create two all-natural, hand-crafted, Prohibition-inspired sodas to continue raising funds. In March of 2013, Armadillo launched their first beer, Quakertown Imperial Oatmeal Stout, followed by their Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale shortly after. The following year, the team released Brunch Money Imperial Golden Stout and WunderMelon Watermelon Kolsch.

    The Armadillo Ale Works team quickly gained a strong local following as Denton’s original craft brewery. The brewery won their first award in 2014 when they received the prestigious Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival for Quakertown Stout. Today, Armadillo is preparing their new downtown Denton brewery location, with plans for great new brands to share with local beer lovers.

    Yianni Arestis, co-founder and CEO of Armadillo, said the team is looking forward to learning from Andrews Distributing and collaborating with the team to expand the brewery’s reach and vision.

    “We are looking forward to working more closely with the people from Andrews Distributing,” Arestis said. “We’ve been impressed with the caliber of team members we’ve met thus far and we think there is a lot of knowledge for us to gain in the future. We were very glad to find a company that understands our visions and concept so well and is excited to help us achieve our goals.”

    Kelli Hopson, Andrews brand manager for Armadillo, said the new partnership will create exciting opportunities to share great local beers with DFW craft beer lovers.

    “We have been so impressed by the story of Armadillo Ale Works since our first encounter with Founders Bobby and Yianni,” Hopson said. “They are developing a portfolio of unique beer styles that incorporate local, and some unexpected, ingredients. Andrews is honored to be the partner that will get Armadillo beer back into the hands of local beer drinkers.”

    Andrews will kick off the launch of Armadillo Ale Works this summer with a new draft offering, Honey Please. A beer with deep roots, Honey Please is a blonde ale brewed with Texas wildflower honey and mesquite beans. The addition of mesquite beans in alcohol production dates back to the early 20th century, and gives this beer a complexity of flavors unmatched by any other. Honey Please is the first taste of a full portfolio to come that will focus on unique innovation and flavor.

    For additional information about Armadillo Ale Works, please visit www.armadilloaleworks.com.

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    Partnership with Four Corners

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    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Dallas’ own Four Corners Brewing Company.

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    Partnership with Four Corners

    April 1, 2016, Dallas, TX – Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with Dallas’ own Four Corners Brewing Company.

    Four Corners was founded in 2012 by George Esquivel, Greg Leftwich and Steve Porcari after the three met during a local homebrewer competition, Brew Riot, in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas. The three shared not only enthusiasm for craft beer, but also an intense desire for better craft beer culture in North Texas. After the founding of Four Corners Brewing Co., the trio sold their first keg of Local Buzz in November 2012, which remains a bestseller today.

    Today, the Four Corners team brews an entire portfolio of unique, delicious beers accompanied by one-of-a-kind branding inspired by their Dallas roots. Four Corners currently operates in the La Bajada neighborhood of West Dallas, with plans to expand to a new, larger facility in The Cedars located in Dallas’ south side by 2017.

    Four Corners has won multiple local awards in their short history for both brewing and branding. Most notably, the Four Corners team won D Magazine’s 2015 Editor’s Choice Award for Best Brewery. The brewery was also awarded top honors from The Dallas Society of Visual Communications in 2015, winning gold for packaging design and gold for Judge’s Choice.

    George Esquivel, co-founder of Four Corners, said the new partnership allows the Four Corners team to experience great growth while maintaining the unique and dynamic experience of being a local craft.

    “We’re most excited about the opportunity to realize our Brand potential,” Esquivel said. “The partnership allows us to focus on our core strengths of brewing and marketing. We’re confident in what makes Four Corners Brewing unique, and we know Andrews Distributing will help us share our Brand experience with many more people.”

    Mike McGuire, president of Andrews Distributing, said the Andrews team looks forward to building a local craft brewery that has great beers and stories to share with local beer lovers.

    "Through the outstanding leadership of Founders George, Greg, and Steve, Four Corners has had tremendous success, and created a very unique brand experience,” McGuire said. “Four Corners has put their own spin on what it means to be from Dallas, and we are so happy to partner with this genuine brand that speaks to local beer lovers."

    Andrews will begin grocery distribution of packaged cans of Local Buzz, Heart O’ Texas, Notorious O.A.T., El Chingón, El Super Bee, and limited release brands April 11, followed by plans to further support and grow Four Corners’ business in the future.
    For additional information about Four Corners Brewing Co., please visit www.fcbrewing.com.

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    Partnership with The Bruery

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    The Andrews Distributing team is excited to announce a partnership with The Bruery® and Bruery Terreux® of Orange County, California.

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    Partnership with The Bruery

    February 29, 2016, Dallas, TX – The Andrews Distributing team is excited to announce a partnership with The Bruery® and Bruery Terreux® of Orange County, Calif.

    The Bruery was founded in 2008 by Patrick Rue, from whom the brewery takes its unique name. The boutique craft brewery is located in Orange County, Calif. and specializes in barrel aged and experimental ales. Rue first began home-brewing as a hobby, and continued to pursue his interest even while in law school. After completing school, Rue decided to develop his business plan for the brewery instead of taking the California Bar exam. Today, The Bruery has an expansive portfolio of unique award-winning beers that capture the excitement Rue felt in his first years as a homebrewer. In 2015, The Bruery launched its co-brand, Bruery Terreux, to focus on sour and wild ale production in a separate facility with dedicated staff and equipment.

    Mike Machul, Andrews brand manager for The Bruery and Bruery Terreux, said The Bruery and Bruery Terreux team is extremely dedicated to their craft and everything they produce.

    “We are really excited to partner with The Bruery and Bruery Terreux team,” Machul said. “The extraordinary attention to detail and unwavering emphasis on quality are evident in everything they do. Having been a fan of this brewery for years, I can hardly contain my excitement about enjoying these beers on a regular basis. We are truly fortunate to have been trusted with the final leg of The Bruery and Bruery Terreux’s journey to retail in North Texas.”

    Jonas Nemura, senior director of operations and distribution for The Bruery and Bruery Terreux, said Andrews is the perfect partner to help bring their beer to anxious North Texas beer lovers.

    “We’ve had people asking us to distribute to Texas for years,” Nemura said. “We’re happy to have found a great partner like Andrews at an appropriate time for our brewery to enter the rapidly-growing North Texas market. Andrews clearly demonstrates their focus on education through their extensive partnership with the Certified Cicerone® Program, and their focus on operational excellence through innovative craft beer programs.”

    Andrews plans to launch The Bruery and Bruery Terreux portfolio in DFW this April. DFW will see some every day and special release beers from The Bruery and Bruery Terreux upon the launch. The Bruery team will also hold release events in the area; additional details will become available as the launch date approaches.

    For additional information about The Bruery and Bruery Terreux, please visit www.thebruery.com and www.brueryterreux.com.

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    December 15, 2015, Dallas, TX – The Andrews Distributing team is excited to announce a partnership with AleSmith Brewing Company of San Diego, Calif.

    AleSmith was founded in 1995 in a small, single-unit space in the commercial district of Miramar, San Diego and packed to the gills with a 15-barrel brew system, tasting bar, office and small-but-formidable three-man team. Today, the AleSmith team comprises more than 70 passionate members crafting an expansive portfolio of artisanal beers from a 105,000-square-foot facility equipped with a state-of-the-art 80-barrel brewhouse that will eventually produce 250,000 barrels annually.

    The brewery has won a variety of industry awards for their beers and brewing practices. Most notably, AleSmith was named Small Brewing Company and Brewer of the Year at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival, and #1 Best Brewery in the World and #1 Brewery in California based on consumer reviews via RateBeer.com in 2014. AleSmith has also amassed 17 GABF medals and nine World Beer Cup medals over its 20-year history.

    Bob Sullivan, Andrews vice president of craft brand building, said the award-winning brewery will be warmly welcomed by beer enthusiasts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    “In our efforts to continue offering North Texas world-class beers, we are thrilled that AleSmith’s new San Diego brewery will provide capacity for Andrews to bring one of the highest-rated portfolios of American craft beers to the Metroplex’s beer enthusiasts,” Sullivan said.

    James Valles, AleSmith sales director, said his team looks forward to joining the rapidly growing Texas craft beer market.

    “Texas’ craft beer scene is growing at an impressive pace. We are eager to add our beer to the equation and are extremely excited to partner with Andrews Distributing’s knowledgeable craft beer team,” Valles said. “Andrews’ great reputation and commitment to exceptional service makes us confident in entrusting our brands to them in the Lone Star State.”

    Andrews plans to launch the AleSmith portfolio January 18, 2016 in DFW. The first brands to enter the market will be AleSmith’s IPA, Nut Brown, Lil’ Devil and Speedway Stout, plus seasonal and limited-release beers in both package and draft.

    For additional information about AleSmith and their portfolio, please visit www.AleSmith.com.

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    Miller Lite Free Rides Program

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    Miller Lite Free Rides Program

    DALLAS (December 7, 2015) – For the first time, the Original Light Beer is partnering with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Andrews Distributing to help ring in the New Year safely. Miller Lite Free Rides® will be available on all DART buses and trains and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trips between CentrePort/DFW Airport Station and Union Station beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 31.

    “We’re excited to bring our flagship Free Rides program to the Dallas community,” said Gene Giron, Responsibility Initiatives Manager for MillerCoors. “Our new partnership with DART is part of MillerCoors overall commitment to help prevent drunk driving by bringing alcohol responsibility programs to more markets. Working together, Miller Lite, DART and Andrews Distributing will ensure people have a great time this New Year’s Eve and get home safely.”

    DART bus and rail service and TRE trains will operate on their regular weekday schedules. In addition, a special westbound TRE train will depart Victory Station 20 minutes after the conclusion of the Dallas Stars-Nashville Predators game at American Airlines Center. Specific route and schedule information is available at DART.org.

    “DART is a safe and convenient option for getting around the Dallas area, and we’re proud to partner with Miller Lite to further incentivize the community to take a Free Ride on New Year’s Eve,” said Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director for Dallas Area Rapid Transit. “We hope people will take advantage of the free service and leave the driving to us.”

    “As a member of the Dallas community for nearly 40 years, Andrews Distributing is proud to partner with Miller Lite and DART to ensure everyone has a happy, safe and responsible New Year’s Eve,” said David Holt, Andrews Distributing Vice President of Brand Building.

    Since its inception 28 years ago, the Miller Lite Free Rides program has provided safe rides to more than 5 million people in 21 cities across the country. This New Year’s Eve, Free Rides will also be offered in Chicago; Denver; Duluth and the Twin Cities Minnesota; Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, Wisconsin; Nashville, Tennessee; and Phoenix.

    For more information, visit MillerLiteFreeRides.com

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    Andrews Distributing is proud to announce the organization has been named Beverage Industry’s 2015 Wholesaler of the Year.

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    Wholesaler of the Year

    SEPTEMBER 14, 2015, DALLAS, TX – Andrews Distributing is proud to announce the organization has been named Beverage Industry’s 2015 Wholesaler of the Year.

    The Wholesaler of the Year award is given each year to the distributor that demonstrates commitment to excellence and delivers the highest level of execution to building their brands and delivering world-class service to their customers. Additionally, portfolio diversity, community engagement within local and wholesale communities, growth and innovation, and supplier relationships are also evaluated.

    With seven facilities covering the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Corpus Christi area, Andrews Distributing has come a long way since its operations only handled Miller Brewing Co. products. Now, the beer wholesaler has a portfolio of 37 brewers and more than 300 brands.

    This growth was made possible by Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Barry Andrews’ vision and commitment to become one of the country’s first multi-branded distributors. Andrews also credits this growth to its culture, which centers on nine core values: integrity, team players, family and health, image, accountability, open door and mind, trust, dedication and passion, and attitude.

    Mike McGuire, president of Andrews Distributing, said this award is an honor to receive, and can be directly attributed to the work of the entire Andrews team and the great partners the organization has.

    “We are very excited to share the news of this award with our partners and friends. We have such a strong team who works each day to build our expansive portfolio while carrying out our culture and values,” McGuire said. “Andrews is also fortunate to have great relationships with some of the best supplier partners and retail accounts in the country. This award is a testament to our team’s work, and we extend our congratulations to the entire organization!”

    For more information on this award, please visit the Beverage Industry website to view the article.

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    Andrews Distributing Co. is one of the nation’s largest beer distributors with facilities in Dallas, Allen, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi. Andrews Distributing’s home office is located in Dallas, Texas. Andrews Distributing represents 36 brewing partners, more than 300 brands, and 1,500 proud team members.

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    The Andrews Distributing team has received two 2015 Diageo Golden Bar Awards, Distributor of the Year and the Mid-South Guinness Quality Award.

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    Diageo Golden Bar Awards

    August 6, 2015, Dallas, TX – The Andrews Distributing team has received two 2015 Diageo Golden Bar Awards, Distributor of the Year and the Mid-South Guinness Quality Award. The awards are two of the highest Diageo distributor partners can receive, exemplifying the strong 18-year relationship Andrews and Diageo share.

    The awards were presented during a meeting in Atlanta, Ga. on July 14. Top distributors in the South Atlantic, Gulf and Mid-South regions were recognized.

    This is the second Distributor of the Year Award and the third Guinness Quality Award Andrews has received. The Distributor of the Year award is based on volume, distribution gains, innovation success and community involvement. The Guinness Quality Award is based on volume, distribution and rate of sale increases, glassware conversion, quality survey results and improvement activities.

    Jim Campbell, vice president of training at Andrews, said receiving two 2015 Golden Bar awards is a great representation of the partnership with Diageo.

    “The Andrews team has embraced the Diageo brands since 1997,” Campbell said. “Winning two Golden Bar Awards in 2015 is icing on the cake. It speaks to our team’s confidence and commitment to Diageo’s brands. We have a strong desire to build on this success and win again in 2016!”

    After winning the Mid-South Guinness Quality Award, Andrews will be eligible to receive a Platinum Award in Ireland later this year.
    Michael Noffz, Mid-South sales director with Diageo, congratulated the Andrews team on their performance.

    “Congratulations to the entire team at Andrews Distributing Company in DFW and Corpus Christi on winning the DGUSA Golden Bar Award for 2015 Distributor of the Year,” Noffz said. “This and the Mid-South Guinness Quality Award are direct reflections of the great partnership between Diageo and Andrews. I look forward to our continued success in 2016!”

    Congratulations to all Andrews team members who constantly work to build Diageo’s brands to be the best they can be!

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    2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship

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    Andrews Partners Win Big at 2015 United States Open Beer Championship


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    2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship

    July 8, 2015, DALLAS, TX – Breweries from China to the Czech Republic sent in nearly 4,000 beers and ciders representing 90 different styles for the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Three of Andrews’ domestic craft brewing partners placed in the Top 10 Breweries of 2015, including Ballast Point Brewing, who took home the top prize of Grand National Champion.

    Ballast Point was awarded Grand National Champion by winning four gold medals and one silver medal. Their four beers that were awarded gold were Ballast Point Pale Ale, Calico Amber Ale, Sculpin IPA and Barometer Drop Baltic Porter.

    Local partner Lakewood Brewing was awarded second place with six of their beers taking home medals, including a gold medal for their Saint Dymphna Belgian Tripel. Pedernales Brewing placed eighth in the Top 10 Breweries list and three of their beers placed in various categories.

    Kelli Hopson, a craft brand manager for Andrews, said the recognitions are well-deserved and speak volumes about the great people and high-quality products behind these breweries. Hopson said Andrews is extremely proud to be partners with three of the Top 10 Breweries named in this competition.

    “First place winner Ballast Point has built a world-class portfolio of beers and spirits that are experiencing record growth trends in Dallas-Fort Worth and across the country,” Hopson said. “Lakewood has become one of the top Texas breweries in three years of operations and is experiencing rapid growth. Pedernales has also managed to make an impressive impact on the Texas beer scene in a short amount of time. We look forward to continuing to share these great portfolios with local retailers and beer lovers for years to come!”

    For additional information about the U.S. Open Beer Championship, please visit www.usopenbeer.com.

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    Andrews Named Business of the Year

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    Andrews Named Business of the Year

    April 23, 2015, Dallas, TX – Andrews Distributing was recognized at the Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce Annual Volunteer Gala and Auction, April 10, 2015. Various chamber honorees were recognized at the event, and Andrews was named 2014 Business of the Year.

    According to the Allen-Fairview chamber, the Large Business or Major Investor Award is granted by the awards committee through nominations received from the chamber membership and non-profit organizations, and is given in recognition of corporate generosity of time, talent and financial contributions.

    Andrews has been an active partner of the Allen-Fairview chamber and community since the opening of the Allen distribution center in 2009. John Ross, vice president of technology and operations for Andrews, is the Andrews representative for the chamber.

    Ross said the recognition Andrews received from the chamber is truly an honor.

    “It is a great privilege to be a part of the Allen community,” Ross said. “These awards were a great opportunity to not only celebrate Andrews, but recognize all community partners and leaders in one of our hometowns. We look forward to further growth and supporting the Allen-Fairview chamber for years to come.”

    For additional information about the Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce, please visit www.allenchamber.com.

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    Cattle Baron's Main Stage Sponsor

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    Tim McGraw to Headline 42nd Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball on Andrews Distributing Main Stage, October 2015.

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    Cattle Baron's Main Stage Sponsor

    Country music star Tim McGraw has been announced as the headliner for the 42nd Anniversary Cattle Baron’s Ball, Cowboy Up – Take Cancer Down, on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The highly anticipated performance will take place on the Andrews Distributing Main Stage at Gilley’s Dallas.

    Throughout the past decade, Andrews has remained a loyal supporter and sponsor of the Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball, benefiting American Cancer Society. Lana and Barry Andrews and Natalie and Mike McGuire also assist in these efforts through serving on the Advisory Board. As the Lone Star Baron Sponsor, Andrews will also donate beverages for events throughout the year and at the Ball.

    For additional information about Cattle Baron's Ball and American Cancer Society, please visit www.cattlebaronsball.com.

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    Partnership with New Holland

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    Partnership with New Holland

    APRIL 6, 2015, DALLAS, TX – Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a new partnership with New Holland Brewing of Holland, MI.

    New Holland Brewing was co-founded in 1997 by Brett VanderKamp. Brett remains the president of the company, joined by partners Dave White and Fred Bueltmann. The New Holland team works to produce beers and spirits that are works of art, and hopes to inspire consumers in their own lives.

    Today, New Holland boasts a 27-state territory in which they distribute their beer, including Washington, D.C. The brewery’s portfolio contains seven year-round brews and more than 15 seasonal and limited release beers.

    Adam Lambert, vice president of sales for New Holland, said the team looks forward to partnering with Andrews and expanding to the large craft beer market Texas has to offer.

    “We are very proud to be part of Andrews’ incredible portfolio of beers,” Lambert said. “Andrews is a great cultural fit with New Holland, and we know their team will execute this next step in our growth strategy with great care and attention to detail. We look forward to sharing New Holland’s Stop and Taste way of life with Texas beer lovers.”

    Andrews plans to launch the New Holland portfolio in DFW May 4, 2015. The first brands to enter the market will be beers from the brewery’s year-round portfolio; Dragon’s Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout), Mad Hatter (Midwest IPA), Monkey King Saison (Farmhouse Ale) and Full Circle (Kölsch). In addition, White Hatter (Belgian-Style White IPA) will launch as the first seasonal beer.

    Mike Machul, Andrews brand manager for New Holland, said the Andrews team is eager to expand their craft portfolio with this great brand.

    “We are very excited to bring the good people of North Texas the world class brands New Holland produces,” Machul said. “We anticipate a great response and look forward to years of success together.”

    Members of the New Holland team will be in DFW the week of the launch. Event dates will be available online at newhollandbrew.com/events. For additional information about New Holland Brewing, please visit www.newhollandbrew.com.

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    Andrews Distributing Co. is one of the nation’s largest beer distributors with facilities in Dallas, Allen, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi. Andrews Distributing’s home office is located in Dallas, Texas. Andrews Distributing represents 38 brewing partners, more than 300 brands, and 1,400 proud team members.

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    HUSA 1864 Award for Responsibility

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    Andrews Distributing Company has been selected as this year's recipient of Heineken USA's 1864 Award for Responsibility. The award recognizes a top distributor for best-in-class practices promoting responsible consumption and moderation.


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    HUSA 1864 Award for Responsibility

    Andrews Distributing Company has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Heineken USA’s 1864 Award for Responsibility. The award, which recognizes a top distributor for best-in-class practices promoting responsible consumption and moderation, was presented to Andrews at Heineken USA’s annual National Distributor Conference in New Orleans, LA.

    HUSA has a long history of working with its distributors to elevate responsible consumption in its markets around the globe. To be considered for the annual award, distributors submitted their responsible consumption initiatives, many of which integrate Heineken USA programs such as safe ride partnerships with transportation network companies like Uber.

    “Since the beginning, Heineken has been committed to encouraging the responsible consumption of our products and to taking an active role in the communities where we live and work,” Ray Faust, Chief Sales Officer of Heineken USA, said. “We are proud to work with partners that embrace these values and actively strive to put responsibility into action. This year, Andrews Distributing Company of North Texas went above and beyond to make a difference in the communities they serve.”

    Andrews Distributing has consistently been a leader in promoting a responsible consumption culture with its employees, customers and community at large. This past year, Andrews Distributing proactively partnered with HUSA to execute several co-branded responsibility campaigns in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Corpus Christi markets to promote safe rides home.

    In North Texas through a partnership with Uber, Andrews provided more than 275 free rides home to first-time users and engaged thousands of current Uber users through digital and radio supported responsibility promotions. In South Texas, Andrews executed a holiday safe ride home program where hundreds of people received a free cab ride home. In addition, the distributor supports many local and statewide initiatives that advocate for moderate consumption and helps build awareness of responsibility programs such as the Health Alliance on Alcohol.

    “We are very proud to receive this prestigious award that recognizes our partnership with Heineken USA to promote safe and responsible consumption,” Barry Andrews, CEO of Andrews, said. “Being an active ethical and responsible member of the North and South Texas communities we serve is wholly ingrained in our organization. We are grateful to our partner, Heineken USA, for the effective programs and tools they provide to help us educate and empower our team and community to make responsible choices.”

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    Partnership with Einstök

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    Partnership with Einstök

    January 15, 2015, Dallas, TX – Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a new partnership with Einstök Brewing Company of Akureyri, Iceland.

    The brewery was founded in 2010 by David Altshuler and Jack Sichterman. The team’s brewing philosophy is to craft beers that are “deliciously refreshing.” Einstök is located just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle, where water flows from rain and prehistoric glaciers down the Hlidarfjall Mountain and through lava fields. This process creates the purest water on earth and the perfect foundation for high-quality, craft brews.

    Einstök comes from the Icelandic word “unique;” a trait they carry out in each of their distinctive, award-winning beers. Today, Einstök is the top craft brand and number one alcohol beverage export in Iceland. Each unique brew is distributed in multiple countries in Europe, and will be available in eleven states, including Texas, by February of this year.

    Founder Jack Sichterman said the brewery chose to bring their products to Texas and partner with Andrews because of growth opportunities in the region, and the strategic approach to building brands Andrews’ takes with each partner.

    “As one of the biggest craft beer markets in the U.S., Texas has been a priority for Einstök from day one,” Sichterman said. “Beer lovers in Texas appreciate their many amazing local breweries, but they also have an appetite for adventure and seek more exotic, high-quality brands like Einstök.”

    Andrews plans to launch the Einstök portfolio in DFW and Corpus Christi February 15, 2015. Einstök’s Icelandic White Ale, Pale Ale and Toasted Porter will be available in both markets. The Icelandic Arctic Berry Ale and Icelandic Doppelbock will be available on a seasonal basis.

    Jim Campbell, vice president of import brands at Andrews, said Einstök offers an intriguing mix of history, engaging branding and excellent brewing practices.

    “We are thrilled to offer this exciting brand to our ever-growing portfolio,” Campbell said. “Einstök comes from a very unique part of the world, and we look forward to sharing their story and beers with beer lovers in the area.”

    For additional information about Einstök Brewing Company, please visit www.einstokbeer.com.

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    June 12, 2014 (Dallas, TX) - Andrews Distributing Company is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Epic Brewing Company.

    Epic Brewing Company was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010, after legislative changes allowed founders David Cole and Peter Erickson to pursue their longtime dream of opening a microbrewery. David and Peter teamed up with Kevin Crompton, a Brewmaster with more than 20 years of brewing experience to open Epic Brewing Company. Together, this team of three shared a passion for making fine ales and lagers. After just a few months of small batch production, Epic Brewing received several awards for its beers in domestic and international competitions.


    Three years later, the Epic team expanded its brewery operations into Colorado with a second brewery that was built to meet growing demand. The new Denver brewery offered enough space to support efforts to grow national distribution, expansion of the brewery's popular barrel aged beer program and the introduction of a sour beer line. Texas is the 15th state to distribute the Epic portfolio.

    Despite the rapid expansion of Epic Brewing, the company has stayed wholly committed to brewing small batch, artisanal beer. Every batch produced for the popular Elevated and Exponential series is numbered and stamped with release information that is published online.


    Epic Brewing Company currently produces over 39 beers, and they have developed a portfolio that is intended to offer a beer for every person and every occasion. Andrews Distributing is looking forward to creating great beer experiences by partnering with Epic Brewing Company and expanding distribution of this award winning portfolio to our Texas beer market.
    Distribution of the Epic Brewing portfolio to the DFW market will begin in mid-August.


    Please direct any questions to Bob Sullivan, VP of Craft Beer Brand Building.


    For more information about Epic Brewing Company, please visit their website http://www.epicbrewing.com.

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    Partnership with Austin Eastciders

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    Partnership with Austin Eastciders

    Andrews Distributing is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Austin Eastciders out of Austin, TX.


    Entrepreneur Ed Gibson moved to Austin from Bristol, England, an area considered the cider-drinking capital of the world. Ed, who founded the renowned United Kingdom cider bar, The Apple, soon took interest in the rich history of cider in America. With determination to help fuel the cider ‘renaissance’ in America, Ed joined forces with beer industry veteran Mark King to launch Austin Eastciders. Their goal was to renew interest in this classic American drink by using traditional processes and real cider apples, as they did in the old days.


    Hard Cider is currently the fastest growing category in the beverage industry. Consumption of this classic American drink has tripled in the past four years and the Cider category is still poised for great growth, having doubled in 2013.


    Austin Eastciders ferments vintage cider apple varieties from America and Europe to produce flavors that have not been widely experienced in America since Prohibition. The unique bittersweet and bittersharp apple varieties produce ciders which are drier, smoother, and more complex. Austin Eastciders is on track to open their Urban Cidery in the cultural hotspot of East Austin during the summer months.


    Andrews will launch the Austin Eastciders Gold Top brand this week on draft, and 16.9oz bottles will follow shortly behind. The Eastciders Original Dry Cider, the newest style from Austin Eastciders, will be offered in DFW this summer.

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    Partnership with Lakewood Brewing

    Andrews Distributing Company announced today a new partnership with Lakewood Brewing Company, one of the fastest growing craft breweries in North Texas. The deal will expand the brewery’s reach and brand by harnessing the power of the Andrews marketing expertise and its distributor relationships. The news comes just as the Brewers Association reported U.S. sales of craft beer at $14 billion in 2013, an increase of 20 percent from the previous year.


    “Craft beers are a huge part of the explosive growth in the beer industry, and it’s a business driver for us,” said Mike McGuire, president of Andrews Distributing Company. “Our unique approach helps breweries such as Lakewood grow by providing immediate marketing expertise and distribution to retailers and restaurants so they can spend their time perfecting brews. This industry is growing at a stunning pace; we help both sides understand each other to match beers to the right audiences and customers. We also help retailers makes sense of the craft industry and connect them with the right breweries and selections.”


    The approach works. Andrews holds a 76 percent North Texas market share in the Specialty and Craft category, which includes Shiner Bock, Blue Moon, Samuel Adams and Fort Worth-based Rahr & Son’s Brewing Company, which has had a 55 percent annual growth rate since 2009 when it began distribution with Andrews.


    “We’re proud to be partnering with Andrews Distributing,” said Wim Bens, founder and president of Lakewood Brewing Company, who has been self-distributing since 2012. “Lakewood Brewing and Andrews are both family-owned businesses with an unwavering dedication to quality and customer service. Their expertise in brand building and distribution will allow us to focus on filling the ever- increasing demand for the beer we love to make.”


    Andrews has initiated retail account service for Lakewood products this month. Distribution of the full portfolio will begin in May.

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    Andrews & Shiner Toast Our Troops

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    We are excited to announce our involvement with Shiner Brewing in support of their Toast Our Troops program.

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    Andrews & Shiner Toast Our Troops

    We are excited to announce our involvement with Shiner Brewing in support of their Toast Our Troops program. The Toast Our Troops program benefits the Boot Campaign which is a grassroots initiative founded by five women from Texas known as the Boot Girls. The campaign encourages everyone to “get their boots on”, providing an easy and tangible way for Americans to show appreciation for troops, cultivate awareness of the challenges they face upon return and raise funds for military programs meeting the physical and emotional needs of our heroes.

    Shiner is donating $.50 per case for each case of Shiner Bock 12 pack cans sold from May 1st to July 31st. Andrews has committed to matching this donation with another $.50 per case sold. Through our involvement with this program, we can support a great Texas brand while also giving to a worthy cause.

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    Congratulations to Barry Andrews

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     Nolan Ryan, owner of the Texas Rangers and 2012 Dallas CEO of the year, recently named Barry Andrews as the businessman that he most admired.

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    Congratulations to Barry Andrews

    As employees of Andrews Distributing, we have the privilege of experiencing the dedication and passion that Barry Andrews exudes each and every day for brand building and his team.

    Because of this, it should come as no surprise that Nolan Ryan, owner of the Texas Rangers and 2012 Dallas CEO of the year, named Barry Andrews as the businessman that he most admired.
    In an interview published last week by D Magazine, Nolan described his long-standing admiration for Barry saying he “respects the way he treats his employees and his customers”. He believes that the Rangers enterprise mirrors this same philosophy throughout their organization. Nolan has known Barry for over 20 years and has always taken an interest in Andrews Distributing as a successful business model. Nolan shared that he identifies with our unique business culture and is also a believer in “hiring good people”.

    Both Barry and Nolan share many of the same principles and values that have led them down the path of success as businessmen. Each one recognized the importance of hard work at a young age, and built their businesses out of integrity, respect, knowledge, and hard work.

    The outstanding character and work ethic of Nolan and Barry are continuously translated through each of their businesses. Barry believes the success of Andrews culture derives from a simple concept- the Golden Rule, “treating others as you would have them treat you” and he carries that out every day.

    Join us in congratulating Barry on this honorable recognition given by Nolan Ryan, a man many know and admire. We are honored to have Barry leading this great company as a businessman, a mentor, and also a friend.

    To view the entire D Magazine article follow the link below.

    http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/D_CEO/2012/December/Dallas_Fort_Worth_CEO_of_the_Year_Nolan_Ryan_2012.aspx

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    Partnership with Press Seltzer

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    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with PRESS Premium Alcohol Seltzer, a leading independent alcohol seltzer brand.

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    Partnership with Press Seltzer

    Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with PRESS Premium Alcohol Seltzer, a leading independent alcohol seltzer brand.

    PRESS was founded in 2015 by Amy Walberg. In between working a full-time job and raising her family, Amy began experimenting with different flavor profiles and created PRESS’ first flavor, Pomegranate Ginger, from her kitchen in Milwaukee. Today, PRESS can be found in more than 30 states and major retailers across the country.

    The PRESS portfolio of brands was designed with an elevated seltzer experience in mind and is available in four flagship flavors, each at 4% ABV: Blackberry Hibiscus, Grapefruit Cardamom, Lime Lemongrass and Pomegranate Ginger.

    Leslie Blackman, Andrews brand manager, discussed the growth opportunity with the new partner. “We are looking forward to bringing PRESS to Texas,” Blackman said. “PRESS is a strong competitor in a growing category, and we’re excited to see their innovative flavors in our markets.”

    “Texas is an important market to PRESS, and we’re thrilled to make our entry with such an esteemed partner,” said Amy Walberg, founder of PRESS. “Andrews’ expertise and reputation are the perfect fit to help us introduce North and South Texans to our ultra-premium brand.”

    Andrews plans to launch PRESS this week in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Corpus Christi areas.

    For additional information about PRESS, please visit www.enjoypress.com.

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Welcome Brewers

Whether you represent a beer brand that is currently in the Andrews portfolio, or one that you wish to introduce to the Texas market, we appreciate your interest in learning what makes Andrews Distributing unique.

In this section of our website, dedicated exclusively to suppliers and brewers, we’ll give you a deeper look at the five core areas of our business that we consider to be the benchmarks of success. Regardless of size or geography, our supplier and brewer partnerships are extremely important to us.

We exist to help you build your brand, and here you’ll learn how we do it.

Winning Culture

Winning is a huge part of the Andrews culture. Our process is to find out what measures of performance matter to you and then execute until we meet or exceed your objectives. Our dedication to winning has resulted in numerous awards for outstanding performance, and more importantly it has helped our suppliers and brewers establish lasting relationships with loyal beer lovers in our markets.

Maybe it’s just our Texas pride, but we simply won’t settle for anything less than victory.

Acquisition and Integration Excellence

We use the term “acquisition” to describe both our long-term growth strategy of acquiring other distributorships and our pursuit of adding the world’s finest beer brands to our portfolio. In both instances, we have a strong history of successful acquisitions.

In all of our distributor acquisitions, we have successfully maintained and strengthened retail relationships while avoiding any disruption in service. Since our growing portfolio contains some of the best selling beers in the world, we bring enormous value to acquired areas of distribution.

Here you’ll learn more about how we acquire and integrate brands into markets in a seamless manner that leads to efficiency and success.

Portfolio Growth

Our mission statement says it all – brand building is what we do.

We’ve made heavy investments in research tools and marketing resources that help us create measurable brand growth for our suppliers and brewers. It starts with understanding your target customer in our market and creating marketing plans that help them connect with your brand.

In this video, you will learn more about our world-class marketing and brand building capabilities. You will also see how we put your brand into the accounts where it will sell.

Service and Execution Excellence

In the beer business, service and execution can make or break a sales and profit plan. Retailers depend on their distributor for knowledge about top selling brands and expect their orders to arrive on time and in good condition.

With more than 12,000 on and off premise accounts in our territories, successful execution requires intense logistical planning, high-quality customer service, and virtually no mistakes. Andrews accounts and their customers will always receive exactly what they expect in the beer buying experience.

Collaborative Partnerships

We strive to be your valued partner in the Texas beer business.

This means we understand our commitment to you, and we consider your success our highest priority. Regardless of the size of your brewery or how many brands are in your line up, our approach does not change – we value our partners and go the extra mile for every single brand in our portfolio.

This video explores the five-step process that we employ to ensure that your brand performance exceeds your expectations. As you will see, Andrews is your committed and dedicated partner at every step of the sales process.