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Reyes Beer Division — 3 min read

ROSEMONT, IL – December 11, 2020. Reyes Beer Division has officially closed on its acquisition of Monarch Beverage Co. in Indiana.

Tom Day, Chief Executive Officer for Reyes Beer Division, said, “The Monarch organization has been very engaged throughout this entire process, and we look forward to working with the new members of our team to strengthen the business together. As we leverage Monarch’s leading distributor reputation, we are confident we can learn from one another to make Reyes Beer Division stronger and continue building on our company’s purpose of connecting customers, consumers and brands every day, everywhere we operate.”

Stephen Reyes, President of Reyes Beer Division East, said, “We are excited to officially add a new state to our national footprint and look forward to growing our relationships with current suppliers, and building great ones with our new brewer partners. We are thrilled to officially welcome our new employees and customers to the Reyes organization.”

The acquisition adds approximately 16.1 million cases, 6,000 new retail accounts and over 600 employees to Reyes Beer Division’s operations.


About Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.

Reyes Holdings, aligned with leading beverage and foodservice providers, produces and delivers some of the best-known brands and widest variety of food and beverage items to retailers around the world. Annually, the company delivers more than 1.2 billion cases of beverage and food products from over 200 locations across the world. Reyes Holdings operations include Reyes Beer Division, the largest beer distributor in the United States representing import, craft and domestic beer brands; The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C., a global quick-service restaurant distribution business and the largest supplier worldwide of distribution services to the McDonald’s restaurant system; Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling, a dedicated Coca-Cola bottler and distributor serving Chicagoland and the Midwest; and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, a West Coast bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products. Reyes Holdings is the 9th largest privately held company in the United States with 30,000 employees and annual sales exceeding $29 billion. For more information about Reyes Holdings, visit the company website at

About Reyes Beer Division

Reyes Beer Division (RBD) is dedicated to being the best distributor in the industry with distributorships in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. RBD is committed to protecting the quality of its brewing suppliers’ brands through the utilization of superior routing and world-class warehouse and cold storage facilities, while also using its highly-trained sales team to grow those brands and best serve the retail customers of Allied Beverages, Chesbay Distributing, Chicago Beverage Systems, Crest Beverage, Florida Distributing Company, Gate City Beverage, Gold Coast Beverage, Golden Brands, Harbor Distributing, High Desert Distributing, Lee Distributors, Premium Distributors of Maryland, Premium Distributors of Virginia, Premium Distributors of Washington DC, and Windy City Distributing. For more information on the company, its portfolio of world-class beer brands and career opportunities, explore the company’s website at


Media Contact: Laurel Patrick


Posted in: Press Releases

December 11, 2020

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