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Independent Distributors


[BELOW]  Cody Distribution Co., Boston, Massachusetts - 1940
A 100% Ballantine wholesaler, claimed to be the "largest distributor of ale and beer in the world"
























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1965

ALASKA
Bill O'Leary, Fairbanks, AK
Pacific Bottlers Supply Co., Seattle, WA

ARIZONA
United, Arizona
Finley Distributing Co., Tucson

CALIFORNIA
H. F. Rathjen, Oakland, CA
Edward J. Goldie Importation Co., San Francisco

CONNECTICUT
B. Vetrano, Inc., Bristol
J. Cardinale Trucking Co., Fairfield
Star Distributors, Inc. New Haven
Richard L. Gentry, New London

DELAWARE
Major Distributing Co., Milford/Wilmington
General Distributors, Wilmington

FLORIDA
State Beverages Inc, Hialeah/Miami
Coyle, Miami, FL
Ben Thyson, Tallahassee

HAWAII
Cereal & Fruit Products,
Zane Import Co.,
Hotel Import Co.
    all of Honolulu

ILLINOIS
Arthur G. Bess, Inc, Chicago, IL
Northern Illinois Beverage Co., Rock Island

INDIANA
Midwest Beverage Co., Inc., Lafayette

Better Brands, Inc., Lafayette
County Beverage, Logansport
Joe Parker Distributing, Kokomo
Walnut Beverage Co., Muncie
Magic City Beverage Co., Muncie
Juerling , Beverage Co.Richmond
Ted Brown's Premium Sales, Inc., Terre Haute

IOWA
Grain Belt Distributing, Cedar Rapids

GEORGIA
Associated Beverage Co., Atlanta, GA
Ogeechee Beer Co., Savannah, GA

KANSAS
Sunflower Sales Co., Parsons- Dodge City
A-B Sales Co., Wichita - Great Bend

MAINE

General Beverages, Auburn
Kennebec Beverage, Augusta
Bangor Bottling Co., Bangor
Pine Tree Beverage, Portland
Pio Beverage Co., Portland
Beverage Distributors Co., Portland


MARYLAND
William "Bill" Filsinger, Allegheny County
Winner Distributing Co., Baltimore
Allegheny Distributing Co., Cumberland
Hagerstown Distributing Co., Hagerstown
C. Edward Williams, Salisbury
Richard H. Parsons, Salisbury
Thomas Distributing Co., Wash. & Fred. Cty

MASSACHUSETTS
H.G. Sears, Holyoke
Girardi Distributing Co., North Adams
Elk Spring Beverage Co., Wakefield
Cody Distribution Company,
Worcester/Dorchester/Boston*




MICHIGAN
State Beverage Co., Lansing


MISSOURI
Fisher Distributing, St. Louis
"Ted" Kirby, Sikeston


MISSISSIPPI
F.E.B. Distributors, Biloxi

MONTANA
Fred Briggs Distributing Co., Billings

NEBRASKA
City Beverage Co., Omaha

NEVADA
Beacon Distributing Co., Reno


NEW HAMPSHIRE
Lake City Beverage, Laconia, NH
N. G. Gurnsey, Manchester, NH
Chocheco Bottling Co., Rochester, NH
NEW JERSEY

1954 - One of Conti's Trenton Beverage Co's
34 Ballantine Beer benches

Kramer Beverage, Atlantic City
Quality Beverage, Camden
Shore Point, Freehold
Otto Seifert, Lodi
Piccirillo, Newark (Falstaff era)
Pt. Pleasant-Bay Head Ice and Coal Co.
W. H. Crawley Co., Somerville/Wharton/Dover1
__?__, South Amboy
__?__, South River
Trenton Beverage Co. (Conti), Trenton
Imperial Distributing Co. Vineland
Premier Beer Co., (Conti), Wanamassa

1 Said to be the oldest Ballantine distributor, since 1887.
    [ABOVE RIGHT] 75th anniversary coaster.

NEW MEXICO
Anchor Liquor Co.

NEW YORK
Fatato, New York City (Falstaff era)
Cream of Malt, Inc., Albany
Paul A. Luchini, Binghamton
Sebesta Distribution, Binghamton/Endicott
A & B of Buffalo
Dennis P. Warren, Canton
Atlantic beverage Co., Central Islip
Empire Foods Inc., Elmira/Jamestown
Lake Beverage Co., Fairport
C.M. & R. Tompkins, Ithaca
Tom Conti, Inc., 50 Market St., Jamestown
L. Gandolfi & Co., Inc., Jamaica and NYC
Brusten Distributing Co., Kingston
Maguire, Eastern Long Island
John Lynch, Jr., Inc., Lynbrook
R. J. Fellion, Inc.,  Malone
Three Circle Corporation, Middletown

Mt. Kisco Bottling Co.
Roy Mason, Newark
Vasilion Distributing Co., Nyack
Leon J. "Oscar" Vernsey, Ogdensburg
E. J. Frost - Olean Malt Store, Olean
Jay Sea Beer Co., Oswego
George W. Renc, Pearl River/Nyack
Vasiliow & Carnahan, Pearl River/Nyack
Leo Hetzler, Rochester
Valley Distributors, Rochester
John J. Fitzsimons, Rome
Alfred J. Farone, Saratoga Springs
Ess & Ess Distributing, Staten Island
J. W. Christopher, Syracuse
Chas. C. F. Orschiedt, Syracuse
Luchini, Syracuse/Utica*
Mynderse, Schnectady
Circle Beer Distributors, Westchester
Carmelo Bambace, White Plains


NORTH CAROLINA
Biltmore, Ashville
Renfro, Asheville
Carey Sloan, Greensboro



OHIO
DeLuca Distributing Co., Akron
Thompson Distributors, Lima

PENNSYLVANIA

Spiegel Distributing Co., Bethlehem

Peter Pecora,  Bradford
Peoria & DePalma, Bradford
Myers Brothers, Chambersburg
East Stroudsburg Beverage Co.
George M. Steckert, Hazleton*
Hazleton Supply Co.,Hazleton
Tom Verrastro, Hazleton
Wilsbach Distributors, Harrisburg
Fred Golla, Kittanning
E. Ferranti, Harrisburg/Williamsport
B and B, Lancaster
"Doc" Digeso, Lock Haven
E. Clayton Stashinski, Mount Carmel
J. S. Giocobello, Mount Union
Peter C. Stubler, Oil City
Scott & Grauer, Philadelphia*
William H. Pflaumer & Sons, Inc., Philadelphia

A. C. Kramer, Pittsburgh
Joe Eckes, Pittsburgh
Ball & Company, Reading
Wood Beverage Co., Inc. Rosemont
Durdach Bros., Shamokin
Ferranti Brothers, Scranton
B. J. Scalise Dist., Warren
Leo. F. McDonald, Wilkes-Barre
Quality Beverage Co., Wyoming



* Probably retail distributors,
who attended Ballantine meetings
organized by Scott & Grauer.
Central Beverage Co.
Fulton Beverage Co.
Macdowell Distributing Co.,
McGuin Distributing Co.,
John Miller Distributing Co.
J. Donald and M Casey Co.,
West End Beverage Co.
C. Viera Distributing Co.
George Aruffo Distributing Co.








SOUTH CAROLINA

Better Beer Co., Anderson/Greenville/Spartenburg
Bennettsville Distributing Co., Bennettsville
B. J. Baroody Beverage, Florence
W. T. Bailey Co., Greenville
Schafer Distributing Co., Inc., Little Rock

TENNESSEE
Abco, Chattanooga
Sterling Distributors, Chat.
Southern Beer Co., Nashville

TEXAS
Atlas Sales Co., Amarillo
Wes-Tex Beer Co., Amarillo
Schepps Distributing Co, Dallas

Border Beverage Co., El Paso

A Schepps truck, loaded with Ballantine in 1949



VERMONT
Dewitt Grocery Co., Brattleboro
Rossetti Brothers, Burlington
M. M. Farrell & Sons, Burlington
O. C. Taylor, Burlington
Francis Murtagh, Montpelier
Bove Distributing Co., Rutland*

VIRGINIA
Cavalier Sales, Charlottesville
Akers Best Brews, Inc. Norfolk
Beverage Co., Newport News
Ballantine Distributing Co., Norfolk*
Virginia Beverage Co., Norfolk
J. W. Philips & Sons, Petersburg

WEST VIRGINIA
Central Distributing, Charlestown, WV
Zain Brothers, Charlestown, WV


WISCONSIN
Chaney-Sullivan Co., Green Bay
May Beverages, Kenosha
Western Distributing Co., La Crosse
Zahn Distributing Co., Marshfield
Racine Beverage Co., Racine
Rollie Herman, Sheboygan Falls
Buechler Distributing Co., Waukesha

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100% Ballantine Distributor
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