A HISTORY OF THE LITTER BEVERAGE COMPANIES

Third generation family owned and operated

Robert E. Litter, Robert W. Litter, and Matthew Litter

1945

The Litter Distributing Company was established and represented Bavarian Beer, Schoenling Brewing Company and Hudepohl Brewing Company products.

1955

Pabst Blue Ribbon franchise was purchased.

1966

Anheuser-Busch Brands were purchased from Fred Millies. Wines of Gallo and other producers were included in the purchase and added to our wine portfolio.

1967

A Warehouse of 12,500 sq. ft. was constructed at the rear of 524 Eastern Avenue to house the Beer and Wine operations of Litter Distributing Co.

1975

Purchase of Mt. Pleasant Distributing Company, Baltimore, Ohio. Pabst Blue Ribbon and Blatz Beers.

1984

Purchase of Jax Distributing, Athens, Ohio. Rolling Rock & Carling Black Lable Beers.

1988

Purchased Streitenberger Distributing Co, 824 Eastern Ave. Schoenling & Black Lable Beers. Purchase of Marchi Distributing Company, Gallipolis, Ohio. Wine & Beer portfolio.

1993

Built new Anheuser-Busch 25,000 square foot warehouse and office building on Hospital Road in Chillicothe.

1994

Purchased Anheuser-Busch territory from Pico Distributing in South East Ohio and built Anheuser-Busch 25,000 square foot warehouse and office building in Albany, Ohio. Divested all other beers and wines to focus entirely on Anheuser-Busch products.

1999

Purchased additional acreage from Adena Regional Medical Center for the expansion of the Anheuser-Busch Classic Brands warehouse in Chillicothe and added 15,000 square feet.

2002

Purchased Anheuser-Busch Jackson Distributing Company from the Riepenhoff family, consolidated territory into both Chillicothe and Albany operations.

2007

Acquired the Goose Island brands, 312 Urban Wheat, Honkers Ale, and seasonal packages. Acquired In Bev brands Stella Artois, Bass, Becks, Hoegaarden, and Leffe.

2008

Acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by InBev to form AB InBev (ABI).

2010

Acquired Mark Anthony Brands line of Mike’s Hard Lemonade.

2011

Yuengling Brands come to Ohio and select Classic Brands to distribute Yuengling in our AB InBev territories.

2012

Completed 15,000 square foot addition in spring of 2012.

Acquired O'Fallon Wheach, 5 Day IPA, Hemp Hop Rye, Smoked Porter and Seasonal Packages.

Counties serviced by Classic Brands Chillicothe

AB InBev and Yuengling

Ross, Pickaway, Jackson, Gallia, Parts of Pike, Highland, Fayette, and Portions of Madison and Hocking

Mark Anthony Brands

Ross, Pickaway, Fayette, Jackson, Gallia, Scioto, Lawrence, Parts of Pike, and portions of Madison and Hocking