Corwin taps out of beer business after sale to PepsiCo


A Ridgefield-based beverage distribution company is selling off its non-alcoholic business to a corporate giant, and although it leaves the beer, wine and spirits without a distributor, local companies are working to make sure their drinks are still packaged and served.

On March 16, Corwin Beverage Company announced it was getting out of the drink distribution business, selling off its non-alcoholic distribution to PepsiCo.

“Corwin Beverage Company has been a proud distributor of beverages, including craft beverage distribution through Kendall’s Pioneer and Browar Polska, for more than 81 years,” a release announcing the sale stated. “During that time, the Corwin family has had the opportunity to work with many great people and actively engage with the community, which in turn helped Corwin develop and grow as a thriving business and contributor to the region.”

Notifications to staff, suppliers and others involved with the business began that week, the release stated. The transition to PepsiCo ownership was expected to be


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