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Independent Distributors



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






























Office of
Hagerstown Distributing Co












































































































































































1965

Independent Distributors

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


DELAWARE
General Distributors, Wilmington

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

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
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


1955 Yellow Pages AD / 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.
    [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
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
Carey Sloan, Greensboro



OHIO

DeLuca Distributing Co., Akron
Thompson Distributors, Lima

PENNSYLVANIA

Spiegel Distributing Co., Bethlehem

Peter Pecora,  Bradford
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
"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
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
Sterling Distributors, Chattanooga, TN
Abco, Chattanooga, TN
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

Fred A. Gibbs - Head of Company Branches 1955 -


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