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ROSEMONT, IL – April 5, 2016. Florida Distributing Company, L.L.C. (FDC), a Reyes Beverage Group company, has entered into an agreement to acquire the distribution rights for a variety of craft beer brands from Brown Distributing Company, Inc. in the Florida Counties of Lake, Seminole, Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Flagler and Volusia. The transaction is anticipated to close in June. 

Bob Johnston, President FDC, said “The demand for craft beer grows daily across Central Florida. Our deal with Brown provides more selling opportunities for the FDC team and offers an even greater variety of craft beer for our customers." 

Brown Distributing represents over 40 craft breweries in this portion of Central Florida, including Ballast Point Brewing Company, California Cider Co., Cigar City Brewing, Due South Brewing Co., Duvel Moortgat, Founders Brewing Company, Funky Buddha Brewery, Innis & Gunn Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Merchant Du Vin, Swamp Head Brewery, and Uinta Brewing Company. 

Greg Geane, President of Reyes Beverage Group’s East Coast Division, said “We are very excited to be deepening the portfolio of products that we can offer to our existing customers in Central Florida, and we welcome the opportunity to serve new customers in Volusia and Flagler Counties.” 

FDC is the largest beer distributor in Central Florida, selling, marketing, and distributing approximately 15 million cases of beer to 6,200 bars, restaurants and supermarkets across Orange, Lake, Polk, Osceola, Seminole, and Brevard Counties, and will expand its service to Volusia and Flagler Counties upon the closing of this transaction.