Founded in 2020, we are independent, family-owned beer distributors based in California, working to promote a fair and equitable system to protect family businesses’ ability to provide consumer variety and access to market for all.
We have members from across the State that live in and care about the communities they service. Many of our members have been operating in their local markets for 50, 75 or even 100 years.
Local, family-owned distributors are more familiar with their communities’ culture and beer preferences, and are able to distribute localized products that meet consumers’ needs.
WHY WE FORMED CFBD
To protect our family-owned member companies from forced consolidation leading to monopolies in the industry. To advocate for and create a fair regulatory environment that protects consumers, distributors and retailers from unfair practices.
To support the longevity and value of family-owned companies by advocating and creating a fair regulatory environment that protects consumers, distributors, retailers, and the communities we serve.
- Protecting member companies from forced consolidation by global mega-companies.
- Creating a fair regulatory environment that ensures access to market for brewers and beverage producers of all sizes, such as small craft brewers.
- Protecting consumers, distributors and retailers from unfair practices due to a lack of competition.
- Protecting the thousands of high-quality jobs that family beer distributors have created in California.