Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers, together with 12 breweries and a vast network of shippers, provide the most extensive and effective beer distribution system in the brewing industry. Refrigerated warehouses and computer-based inventory systems make sure our Retailers and Customers get the freshest, highest-quality beer available anywhere. Gold Coast Eagle Distributing was created when John W. Saputo purchased the distributorship from the Goodman family (Twin City Distributors) on November 1, 1996. Mr. Saputo has managed or owned distributorships in Michigan, New York, and North Carolina before coming to Florida. The company sells and markets all brands produced by Anheuser-Busch, Modelo/Corona, and many Import and Craft beers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties in Southwest Florida. (See our list of suppliers below). The company services over 1600 supermarkets, convenient stores, bars, restaurants, clubs, and taverns on a weekly basis. The company employs about 160 sales, service, and support associates and runs 40 trucks per day. Gold Coast Eagle Distributing is the 51st largest of 650 Anheuser-Busch Beer Distributors in the United States. Gold Coast Eagle Distributing is located off of University Parkway in the fast-developing community of Lakewood Ranch. This new 170,000 sq. ft. building, includes a beautiful Hospitality Center equipped with a fully functioning Tasting Rotunda, Beer Garden, and Conference Room that will hold up to 200 people! This State of the Art "Beer Estate" sits on 23 acres of land and is handsomely decorated and stunningly landscaped. At Gold Coast Eagle, we pride ourselves on our values, mission statement, vision, and commitment to our customers. Gold Coast Eagle’s mission statement reads: "To be recognized by our retailers, the consumer, and the community as totally dedicated to the principles of customer satisfaction in our honest, timely, and a positive approach to servicing, selling and merchandising quality Anheuser-Busch beers in our trade area". Gold Coast Eagle’s Vision and Customer Satisfaction Statement reads- Promise 100%, Deliver 110%. It is our wish that our company values reflect our family values and our country’s values.
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing is involved with over 600 charitable events in Sarasota and Manatee counties each year. We support in local Golf Tournaments, Volleyball Tournaments, Festivals, Galas, Balls, Block Parties, Poker Runs, Bike Rally’s, Boat Races, Boat and Car Shows, Dinner and Auction Parties, Bake Offs, Luncheons, Marathons, Concerts, Parades, Hob Nobs, etc.
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing's beer suppliers include:
Budweiser (USA), Budweiser Black Crown (USA), Bud Light (USA), Bud Light Platinum (USA), Bud Light Lime (USA), Busch (USA), Natural Ice (USA), Stella (Belgium), Cayman Jack Margarita (Seattle, WA), Four Loko (Chicago, IL),
Hoegaarden (Belgium), Leffe (Belgium), Corona (Mexico), Modelo (Mexico), Pacifico (Mexico), Tsing Tao (China), Estrella Damm (Barcelona, Spain), Inedit (Barcelona, Spain), Daura (Barcelona, Spain), Medalla (Puerto Rico), Labatt Blue (London, Ontario), Seagram’s (Montreal, Quebec), Mackeson Stout (Trinidad), Quilmes (Argentina), Pilsen (Argentina), Paceña (Argentina), Polar Pilsen (Venezuela), Staropramen Brewery (Czech Republic), Krombacher (Germany), Tennent’s (Scotland)
Somersby (Denmark), Woodchuck (Middlebury, VT); Magners (Ireland); Hornsby’s (Modesto, CA), McKenzie’s Hard Cider (West Seneca, NY)
Local Craft Beers:
Darwin Brewing Company (Bradenton, FL), Fat Point Brewing (Punta Gorda, FL), Big Top Brewing Company (Sarasota, FL), Motorworks Brewing (Bradenton, FL), Big Storm Brewery (Odessa, FL), Orlando Brewing (Orlando, FL), Bold City Brewery (Jacksonville, FL), Florida Avenue Brewing Company (Tampa, FL), Pensacola Bay Brewery (Pensacola, FL), Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, FL), Florida Beer Company (Melbourne, FL)
National Craft Beers:
SweetWater (Atlanta, Georgia), Goose Island (Chicago, Illinois), Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania), Green Flash (San Diego, California), Southern Tier (Lakewood, New York), Blue Point (Long Island, New York), Saint Arnold (Houston, Texas), Magic Hat (South Burlington, VT), Genesee (Rochester, NY), Red Hook (Seattle, WA), Widmer Brothers (Portland, OR), Kona (Kailua-Kona, HI), Omission (Portland, OR), Gordon Biersch Brewing Company (San Jose, CA), Stevens Point Brewery (Stevens Point, Wisconsin), Rivertowne Brewing (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Capital Brewery (Middleton, Wisconsin)
Boylan Bottling Company Sodas, Nestlé Nesquik, Taste of Florida Real Juice Mixers, Calypso Lemonade, Arizona Beverage Company, Biliner Spring Water, Sparkling Ice, Icelandic Water, Nestle Pure Life Water, San Pellegrino, Acqua Panna, Perrier, Mad Croc Energy Drinks, Marley Beverages