01 December 2011

About Time!


Franconia Brewery Appoints Ben E. Keith Beverage Distributors For The State Of Texas



DALLAS, December 1, 2011 – Franconia Brewery has appointed Ben E. Keith Beverage Distributors distribution rights for the state of Texas. The McKinney, Texas brewery will continue to self distribute in its home town. Franconia Brewery was established in McKinney, Texas in March of 2008 fulfilling the life-long dream of owner and head brewer, Dennis Wehrmann.

Dennis comes from a family with real brewing history. He grew up in an area surrounded by several historic breweries and his great grandfather owned the brewery Franken Braeu in Tanna Germany. A majority of his family members work in the brewing industry so you can really say it is in the blood. After graduating from Brew master School in Munich, Dennis quickly set his sights on moving to the U.S. and starting his own brewery true to his heritage, and in 2008 he did just that.

“We are very proud to become partners with Franconia and appreciate Dennis’ confidence in Ben E. Keith Beverages,” said Kevin Bartholomew, president of Ben E. Keith Beverage Distributors. “Dennis brews fantastic beers and we are privileged to have them in our portfolio.”

“We look forward to working with the Ben E. Keith team,” said Dennis Wehrmann, owner and brew master of Franconia Brewery. “Over the past 4 years, we have witnessed their professionalism, and we believe this partnership will allow us to move forward in our endeavors as well as help us keep our promise to our customers.”

Ben E. Keith will begin distributing Franconia Wheat, Franconia Lager, and Franconia Dunkel kegs this month throughout the state of Texas. Limited amounts of seasonal beers will be available throughout the year. For more information about Franconia visit www.franconiabrewing.com.

About Ben E. Keith Beverage Distributors
Ben E. Keith Company, established in 1906, began selling Anheuser-Busch products in 1933. Today, Ben E. Keith Company’s Beverage Division is the fourth largest independent beer wholesaler in the country. The company also distributes import beers, craft beers, wine products and nonalcoholic beverages. With 14 regional distribution centers in Texas including Abilene, Austin, Brownwood, Commerce, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Kerrville, Llano, Palestine, San Antonio and Waco, the company operates throughout the state of Texas. For more information, please visit  http://www.benekeith.com/beverage. 

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