About Us

Distributing Beverages You Love for Four Generations

Originally established as a producer of a single cherry-flavored soda, Brown Distributing quickly grew to become Virginia’s leading beverage distributor. Today, our 200-plus team members proudly serve more than 3,000 retailers in Hopewell, Petersburg, and the Greater Richmond and Northern Virginia area and help generate combined sales of five million annually. Since 1919, our family owned business in Richmond, Virginia has built a lasting reputation with a focus on our high-quality beverage products, and most importantly, the customer service to match.

“Our focus as a family owned organization is to have the best people, finest products, and provide the highest customer service to our partners who make this all possible. Our people drive the organization and are the most important factor of our 100-year history.”

— Reid & Jason Brown


With an impressive history dating back to 1919, Brown Distributing has grown from a single producer of cherry-flavored soda during the Prohibition-era, to Virginia’s premier beverage distributor — even becoming the largest Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in Virginia.

Community Support

Brown gives back! Our dedicated team loves to show our support for our community — in all ways imaginable! From charitable donations made through event sponsorships to initiatives that benefit local families, charities, and organizations — Brown Distributing believes that we can make a major difference by helping fund local initiatives.

Brown Distributing

We’ve been distributing quality craft products since Brown Distributing opened its doors in 1919.