Brewers Distributing Company was established shortly after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Walter F. (Budd) Jacob worked for Anheuser-Busch for over 20 years prior to purchasing Brewers Distributing Company as a partner in 1974. In 1978, Budd purchased the remaining shares of Brewers to become the sole owner. Budd, along with his children, George, Margaret and Paul currently own Brewers.

First and foremost, we are a wholesaler for Anheuser-Busch (A-B). A-B is the leading brewery in the world, with sales in excess of 16 billion dollars. Anheuser-Busch has a share of the market that is nearly 50% and produces or manages over 40 brands and a wide variety of packages.

For many years Brewers operated in the shadow of Pabst Brewing, which was located in nearby Peoria Heights. Pabst employed over 1000 workers and had significant economic impact on the local area. Brewers Distributing Company’s share of the market in 1976 was 13% versus Pabst at 62%. However, over the next several years, Brewers continued to grow sales and share prior to and following the closure of the Pabst plant in 1981.

Brewers Distributing, its owners, management, and staff are committed to running our business ethically and responsibly. We appreciate the extraordinary community in which we live and work.

We are committed to quality in everything we do. We believe that our products when consumed responsibly by adults add enjoyment and fellowship to life and are part of the American way of life. We continue to combat alcohol abuse, celebrating successes in this area while recognizing that there is more work to be done. We believe responsibly enjoying an ice cold, brewery fresh beer at the end of a day is one of life’s small pleasures, and we are very proud of our industry.

We deeply appreciate the friendships and business relationships we enjoy with our customers in the area. Thanks for your business!