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RBD Closes Acquisition of Columbia Distributing in NorCal

Reyes Beer Division — 2 mins read

June 10, 2022

ROSEMONT, IL – June 10, 2022. Reyes Beer Division (RBD) has officially closed on its acquisition of the Northern California business from Columbia Distributing in Sonoma and Marin counties. The new operations will now do business as Golden Brands.

We are excited to hit the ground running with some of the best employees and brands in the business and are proud to start serving Sonoma and Marin counties

President, Reyes Beer Division West

“We look forward to officially welcoming our newest employees and customers to the Reyes Beer Division family,” said Tom Day, Chief Executive Officer for Reyes Beer Division. “We’re in the business of putting people first, which we believe fuels our success. By empowering and relying on the institutional knowledge of the expert local leaders and trusted frontline employees, we’re able to continue delivering our company’s purpose of connecting customers, consumers and brands every day, everywhere we operate.” Tom Reyes, President of Reyes Beer Division West said, “We are excited to hit the ground running with some of the best employees and brands in the business and are proud to start serving Sonoma and Marin counties.”

“I’d like to thank the Reyes team for a smooth transition over the last two months,” said Chris Steffanci, Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Distributing. “I’m confident the strong business we built in Sonoma and Marin counties is in very good hands.”

The acquisition adds around 1,350 customers, approximately 4 million cases, and includes brands from key suppliers such as Constellation, Molson Coors, Lagunitas, Mark Anthony Brands, Sierra Nevada, Boston Beer, Heineken and Diageo, along with a great craft beer portfolio.

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