Who is Great Artisan Beverage Co.?

In 2013, Craig Stein Beverage, The Odom Corporation, Marine View Beverage, and Sound Beverage Distributors, Inc. created Great Artisan Beverage Co. to provide seamless sales, marketing, and distribution opportunities to craft and specialty beverages throughout the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.


The network differs from the larger, corporate, wholesaler entities because suppliers maintain independent relationships with each distributor, depending on what their strategic goals/needs are, to build, expand, or just manage their brands, while still capitalizing on conveniences and benefits that you would get from working with a single, large distributor. Each of the partners has dedicated exclusive personnel in their respective territories and the company will be managed and run independently, reporting to a Board of Directors representing the ownership group.


Nick Gagliardi, a veteran in the beverage business and the President of Great Artisan Beverage Co. states,


We have united as one and can now offer a Sales and Marketing platform to build and execute Craft/Specialty brands across one of the most dynamic and critical footprints in the United States.

Dave Mickelson, formerly of Craft Brewers Alliance and a long time Redhook Ale Brewery executive, who will head up the Operations of Great Artisan Beverage Co. stated, “We now have the dedicated ability to pro-actively work with our craft brewery partners to better plan, forecast, and execute our Craft/Specialty Breweries overall objectives.”

Full Coverage Multi-State Distribution:

Great Artisan Beverage Co. represents a seamless portfolio in five states through its owners and additional partners.