Where can you find us for AB InBev Products?
Ben E. Keith Co. – Beverage Distributors distribute the Anheuser-Busch InBev portfolio of products to retailers throughout North Texas. If you are a licensed retailer in North Texas looking to carry Anheuser-Busch InBev products we have an operational facility or a sales office to meet your needs.
Currently, our operation consists of 11 fully operational distribution facilities and 4 remote sales offices. We service 61 counties in North Texas with Anheuser-Busch InBev products. For inquiries on product purchase or distribution please contact your local office.
The downloadable map below details what couties we cover through each facility.
The Ben E. Keith Abilene Branch was established in the late 1940’s as a food distribution center. It was later remodeled in 1996 as a sole beverage distribution center. The Abilene branch is also known as “The Big Country Division”. The total square footage of this branch is 77,452 with 20,452 sq. feet for package beer and 2,408 sq. feet of refrigerated keg space.
The Brownwood (Early) Office was established in 2003. This is a part of our Hill Country Division.
The Ben E. Keith Commerce Branch was established in 1973 as the first independent beer distribution center. It was quickly outgrown and a new distribution center was built in 1980 with a building addition also made in 1997. The Commerce branch is also known as “The East Texas Division”. The total square footage of this branch is 91,200 with 39,104 sq. feet for package beer and 1,809 sq. feet of refrigerated keg space.
The Dallas Beverage Division was founded in 1933 at the repeal of Prohibition. Originally beer was sold from a combined produce and beer warehouse located on Pearl St in downtown Dallas where the Dallas Farmers Market now stands, and later from a warehouse on Good Latimer. After beer and produce business operations were separated in the 1960’s, the first “Dallas Beer” warehouse was built on Canton Street just east of downtown Dallas. Dallas Beer was relocated to its current location on Record Crossing in 1984. Since then the facility has gone through many additions to accommodate the rapid growth of our sales and market share. Dallas Beer became Dallas Beverage in 2007 when the company started selling other beverage products in addition to beer. Known as the Dallas Division, it is currently servicing Dallas, Ellis, and Collin County, as well as a hub for the state for Specialty products. The Dallas Division delivers products to 4,000 customers in these counties, by a fleet of over 100 trucks, and employs over 400 people. The facilities that make up the division have a total of 352,312 sq feet, with 158,680 sq feet of controlled environment warehouse space, 39,554 sq feet of refrigerated warehouse space, 55,032 sq feet of dry warehouse space and dock, and 99,046 of office space.
The Denton branch was established by former Ben E. Keith President, Troy LaGrone. Troy was the Assistant General Manager in Dallas, but was assigned as the Denton Branch Manager once Denton County went wet. The warehouse was constructed on Interstate 35, and opened in 1978. Business was so good in Denton at that time that the company had to add onto the warehouse only one year later, in 1979. This was the last time Troy LaGrone ever built a warehouse too small. The branch was remodeled one more time in 1995 and has a total square footage of 121,862; with 40,149 sq. feet of package space and 2,142 sq. feet of refrigerated keg space.
Ben E. Keith Company began selling beer in Fort Worth, Texas soon after the repeal of prohibition in 1933. The Fort Worth Division is located in South Fort Worth within the Carter Industrial Park, where it has been since 1988, after relocating from a facility Downtown. The 200,000 square foot facility boasts 150,000 square feet of refrigerated space, and 50,000 square feet of office/storage space. The Division additionally supports a remote sales office in Weatherford, TX (Parker County) which sells to customers within the Western portion of the Branch footprint. In total, Fort Worth Division utilizes 350 employees and 100 trucks to sell and service 3,500 retail outlets spanning Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Palo Pinto and Somervell counties. The facility has been remodeled several times over the years to accommodate growth and the changing business climate of the beverage industry.
The Ben E. Keith Frisco sales branch was established in May of 2005. All beverage products come from the Dallas beverage distribution center as Frisco is only a sales office. The office services Collin County.
The Kerrville Office was established in 2003, this is part of our Hill Country Division.
Ben E. Keith acquired Houston Distributing in Llano, TX in 1989, now known as the Ben E. Keith Llano (or Hill Country) Branch. The building was remodeled in 1993 and a 2nd building was added on in 2003. The total square footage of the branch is 75,962; with 42,422 sq. feet for package beer and 1,352 sq. feet of refrigerated keg space.
The Ben E. Keith Palestine branch was established in 1969 as a beverage distribution center. After 30 years, the distribution center expanded and moved to its current location on West Oak Street in December of 2000. The total square footage of this branch is 88,479 with 34,173 sq. feet for package beer and 3,042 sq. feet of refrigerated keg space.
The Ben E. Keith Waco Branch, known as the Central Division, was purchased from Hack Branch Jr. in August of 2005. Hack’s family originally purchased the business in October of 1966. Located on the banks of the Brazos River and a few blocks from downtown, the Central Division services McLennan, Hill, and Bosque county with Anheuser-Busch InBev brands. In addition, the branch also services Bell, Coryell, Milan and Falls county with specialty brands. The Central Division has a total square footage of 61,165; with 30,665 sq. feet of package space and 1,200 sq. feet of refrigerated keg space.
The Ben E. Keith Weatherford sales branch was established in May of 2009. All beverage products come from the Ft Worth beverage distribution center as Weatherford is only a sales office. The office services 4 counties to include Parker, Hood, Palo Pinto, and Erath.