Imperial Beverage Co. of Kalamazoo wins Craft Beer Distributor of the Year award

on 21/09/10 at 12:03 am


KALAMAZOO β€” If you want to know how to distribute craft beer, or see that work being done at its best, check the folks at Imperial Beverage Co. of Kalamazoo.

The company, owned by brothers Joe and Larry Cekola since 1984, has been named 2010 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Brewers Association.

The annual award, which was presented for the fourth year, is intended to recognize β€œan exceptional American beer distributor who actively markets, sells and promotes craft beer.” The accolade was presented Saturday during the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

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