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We Service South Carolina's Upstate
Benefits of the Three-Tier System and Beer Distributors
Healthy competition and robust marketplace.
Beer distributors source beer from a wide variety of importers and manufacturers. By working with numerous brewers, distributors provide a vehicle to market for the largest multinational beer brands to start-up craft brewers. Because of this system, you can order a California craft beer off a menu in Illinois, enjoy a Vermont brew in a Tennessee restaurant, and see a tap handle from Pennsylvania in a Texas bar.
The three-tier system provides the infrastructure, capital, and personnel small brewers need to reach a wide network of retailers. Distributors’ infrastructure includes state-of-the-art warehouses and fleets of temperature-controlled trucks and vehicles that preserve these perishable products. Beer distribution personnel includes not only employees that handle warehousing, transporting and delivering all types of beer to local retailers, but also sales and merchandising professionals who help promote each label of beer they sell.
Distributors deliver customized inventory based on the requirements of each individual retailer in their local market.
The same controls that provide accountability in beer sales also ensure states can efficiently collect taxes on alcohol products. Because distributors are able to monitor the beer from the time it leaves the brewery until it arrives at a licensed retail outlet, they are often best equipped to collect state taxes and help the state enforce alcohol laws. For this reason, many states find it more efficient to collect taxes from a limited number of federally- and state-licensed beer distributors than from hundreds or thousands of retail establishments that sell alcohol products.