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At the end of Prohibition, in 1933, John T. McCormick and his partner Harold Mulvihill started the Erie Beer Company. Just a few years later, they secured the franchise rights to Erie County for Anheuser-Busch. In the early years, Erie Beer Company distributed for the many small local and regional breweries that existed. Deliveries were made to taverns, distributors and to homes as well.

In 1960, John T. McCormick bought out Mulvihill and brought his oldest son, Michael McCormick, into the business — who eventually became president of the company. John's other sons Philip and Edward followed in his footsteps after graduating from college. Shortly after the passing of John T. McCormick in 1972, home delivery ended. There was a new concentration on tavern and distribution business.

“Since that change in philosophy and our investment in current and acquired brands, Erie Beer Company has doubled in size and grown substantially over the last couple of decades,” states Kevin McCormick. “Today, we are the largest beer wholesaler in Northwestern Pennsylvania, servicing six counties for Anheuser-Busch and twelve counties for a large number of import and craft brand.”

“In recent years, the third generation of McCormick family has taken leadership roles in the day-to-day business,” states McCormick. Kevin McCormick, VP of sales, heads the Anheuser-Busch portfolio of brands and sales department. Beth McCormick, VP of specialty sales, leads the import/specialty department. Josh Solt, craft beer manager, leads the craft beer department. And Paula McCormick, VP of operations, leads the warehouse and delivery department.

“ We are constantly striving for excellence,” says McCormick. “We are a consumer-centric, sales driven company, and everything we do is geared towards our mission of creating bonds with consumers through our brands and experience.”At the end of Prohibition, in 1933, John T. McCormick and his partner Harold Mulvihill started the Erie Beer Company. Just a few years later, they secured the franchise rights to Erie County for Anheuser-Busch. In the early years, Erie Beer Company distributed for the many small local and regional breweries that existed. Deliveries were made to taverns, distributors and to homes as well.

In 1960, John T. McCormick bought out Mulvihill and brought his oldest son, Michael McCormick, into the business — who eventually became president of the company. John's other sons Philip and Edward followed in his footsteps after graduating from college. Shortly after the passing of John T. McCormick in 1972, home delivery ended. There was a new concentration on tavern and distribution business.

“Since that change in philosophy and our investment in current and acquired brands, Erie Beer Company has doubled in size and grown substantially over the last couple of decades,” states Kevin McCormick. “Today, we are the largest beer wholesaler in Northwestern Pennsylvania, servicing six counties for Anheuser-Busch and twelve counties for a large number of import and craft brand.”

“In recent years, the third generation of McCormick family has taken leadership roles in the day-to-day business,” states McCormick. Kevin McCormick, VP of sales, heads the Anheuser-Busch portfolio of brands and sales department. Beth McCormick, VP of specialty sales, leads the import/specialty department. Josh Solt, craft beer manager, leads the craft beer department. And Paula McCormick, VP of operations, leads the warehouse and delivery department.

“ We are constantly striving for excellence,” says McCormick. “We are a consumer-centric, sales driven company, and everything we do is geared towards our mission of creating bonds with consumers through our brands and experience.”

 
 
 
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