Mims Distributing Company Named Beverage World Magazine’s 2015 Beer Wholesaler Of The Year

November 19, 2015

North Carolina Beer And Wine Distributor Honored By Premier

Beverage Industry Publication As Top In The Country


RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 19, 2015 – Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, was recently named Beverage World magazine’s 2015 Beer Wholesaler Of The Year. The premier beverage industry publication honored Mims Distributing in its October issue with a four-page feature article showcasing the company’s growth as a craft beer distributor in a state with a rapidly expanding population of educated, discerning drinkers.


Mims Distributing also caught Beverage World’s attention with its forward-thinking investments in sustainability and carefully crafted portfolio. The article notes how Mims Distributing installed a solar power system on the roof of its 144,000-square-foot headquarters in Raleigh in order to generate up to 40 percent of the facility’s energy. In addition, the article describes Mims Distributing’s re-entry into the wine distribution business and its award-winning “Tales From The Cask” podcast, which recently took home second place in the “Best Podcast/Broadcast” category at the 2015 North American Guild of Beer Writers Awards.


Beverage World reaches more 35,000 readers and is the leading beverage industry resource for in-depth intelligence, analysis and insights, plus unparalleled coverage of innovation and news for beverage marketers, producers, distributors and retailers around the world. To read the full article, visit: http://bit.ly/1hQK53R.




“It’s an honor to be named the 2015 Beer Wholesaler of the Year,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing. “The article in Beverage World captures the core values that make Mims different – our commitment to sustainability, love of the beers and wines we carry and appreciation for all of the employees who make up the Mims family. I’m excited to see our company continue to grow as North Carolina leads the way in demand for great beer and wine.”



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Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers MillerCoors brands; a wide selection of popular craft beers, including Ballast Point, Coronado, DuClaw, Foothills and Sierra Nevada; and an expanding world-class wine portfolio, including Palazzo, Keever Vineyards, Hourglass, and Arkenstone. These beverage experts also produce “Tales from the Cask,” an award-winning craft beer podcast. In addition to industry excellence, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits annually. For its dedication to beer, sustainability and its local community, Beverage World magazine recognized Mims Distributing as the 2015 Beer Wholesaler Of The Year. “Tales From The Cask” was also named one of the top beer podcasts in the U.S. by the North American Guild of Beer Writers in both 2014 and 2015. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://mimsdistributing.com.