New Partnership

GREAT ARTISAN BEVERAGE CO., LLC WELCOMES GENERAL DISTRIBUTORS AS PART OF THE OWNERSHIP GROUP.

Seattle, Washington – September 27, 2013 – Marine View Beverage, The Odom Corporation, Sound Beverage Inc. and C. Stein Distributing are pleased to officially announce General Distributors as an owner in the Great Artisan Beverage Company. General Distributors distributes a selection of key Craft/Specialty Brands throughout Columbia, Washington, Multnomah, Yamhill, Clackamas, Polk and Marion counties in the Portland, Oregon market.

General Distributors, Inc., Oregon City, Oregon has a storied tradition in beverage distribution dating back to 1921 and has been continuously owned and operated by the Fick family since inception. General has dedicated personnel in their respective territories focusing on the craft and specialty portfolio of Great Artisan Beverage. General will remain an independent distribution company proudly representing many high quality beverage brands and will continue to focus on the success of their supplier relationships that will now include additional brands through Great Artisan.

“We look forward to having General Distributors sit on the Board. In a very short period of time in working with the fine people at General, they have had a tremendous impact on our current list of craft brands and specialty beverages in Oregon. This is a partnership of a proud family owned business that understands the meaning of quality and service,” states Nick Gagliardi, President of Great Artisan Beverage.  “General Distributors has been in business for over 80 years and we are looking forward to being a part of such a great organization as Great Artisan Beverage.” comments Charles Fick III, President of General Distributors, Inc.

Great Artisan Beverage Co. goal is to provide seamless sales, marketing and distribution opportunities to craft and specialty beverage suppliers throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Nick Gagliardi directly at 425-456-3538 or at nick.gagliardi@gabeverages.com

Marine View Beverage Inc is a distributor based in western Washington, and services 7 counties in the south Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula region. Marine View Beverage provides sales, marketing, warehousing, and distribution services for a wide range of beer, wine, spirits and non-alcohol products. A recipient of numerous supplier awards, Marine View Beverage prides itself on market level execution, and being a valued partner to suppliers and retailers. Marine View Beverage is also an integral part of its community and has been for over 40 years. For additional information, please visit www.marineviewbeverage.com

The Odom Corporation is a Bellevue, Washington based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales, and marketing of beer, non-alcoholic and soft drink beverages in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. For additional information about The Odom Corporation, visit www.odomcorp.com or please call 425-456-3535

Sound Beverage Distributors, Inc.is a Bellingham, Washington based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales and marketing of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages in northwest Washington. For additional information about Sound Beverage Distributors, Inc. call 360-734-7360.

Craig Stein Beverage is a Vancouver, Washington, based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales and marketing of beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Craig Stein Beverage has been in business for over 22 years with distribution warehouses in SW Washington (Craig Stein Beverage in Vancouver), SW Idaho (Craig Stein Beverage Boise) and Sun Valley Idaho (Craig Stein Beverage Sun Valley). For additional information Craig Stein Beverage, please visit www.csteindist.com or call 360-823-2536.

General Distributors, Inc. is an Oregon City, Oregon, based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales and marketing of beer, wine, juices, energy drinks, specialty sodas, and non-alcoholic beverages. General Distributors, Inc. has been in business for 80 years, with a commitment to excellent customer service and a focus on growing our suppliers’ brands.  For additional information please visit www.generaldistributors.com or call 503-656-9470.