R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co. , Raleigh

In this new episode of the NCBeerBuzz, we visit our first beer distribution company when we sit down with Kelly O’Gorman, Craft Brands Development Manager (and Certified Cicerone®) and Lee Aldrich, Craft Brands Representative (and Certified Cicerone®) for R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co. in the Raleigh facility. Founded in 1890, Jeffreys was originally a business that bought and sold produce, cottonseed, flower seed, vegetable seed, chickens and eggs. In 1933, Congress repealed the Prohibition Act and Anheuser-Busch granted Jeffreys the distribution rights to Budweiser and other brands distributed by Anheuser-Busch. Jeffreys is one of the five largest Anheuser-Busch wholesalers by volume in the United States. As the oldest family-owned beer distributor in NC, Jeffreys continues to grow by adding new product lines, including many craft beers produced here in North Carolina.