Beverage Distributors, based in Cleveland, will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a special beer.
The distributor teamed up with Buckeye Brewing Co. in Cleveland to brew 80th Anniversary Celebration Belgian Wit Ale. The beer — which will be available at a special invitation-only party on Saturday — features orange peel, coriander and chamomile.
The family-owned company was started in 1933 by Frank Blazy. It’s now headed by Mike Conway, the third generation of Conways to lead the business.
"Beverage takes pride in its deep Cleveland roots, billing itself as ‘Cleveland’s beer distributor,’" craft beer manager Neil Mentzer said in an email. "Beverage Distributors has become an institution in downtown Cleveland and is currently growing in brands, growing in territory, and growing in number of employees, too."
Its brands include Miller, Heineken, Guinness, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Samuel Adams, Buckeye, Ohio, Great Black Swamp, Griffin Cider Works, ReHive Ale and Rivertowne.