Glazer's Beer & Beverage began operating on July 1, 2016, when the Glazer family formed new subsidiaries to operate their beer distribution business.
However, Glazer’s has been involved in the beer distribution business since 1933 and began buying beer distributors in earnest in 1998. Since 1998 Glazer’s acquired over 30 beer distribution companies and added many significant brand portfolios. Today, GBB continues to build out its portfolio of brands by embracing the consumers’ demand for unique and experiential offerings within the beverage industry.
A Generational Legacy
Connecting The Dots
GBB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glazer’s, Inc., a family business owned by descendants of Louis Glazer, who entered the beverage distribution industry in 1909, when he opened Jumbo Bottling Company to manufacture flavored sodas.
Louis Glazer’s sons, Max, Fritz and Nolan, formed Glazer’s Wholesale Drug Company of Dallas when Prohibition ended in 1933. When the Texas Legislature legalized 3.2 beer in August 1933, the newly formed company acquired a license to sell and sold its first keg on September 15, 1933.
Glazer’s has been operating in the alcoholic beverage distribution business ever since.