The Global Distributing Company is dedicated to bringing South Dakota craft beer fans the best in world class and local beers. They are located in a warehouse southeast of downtown Sioux Falls. The company was founded by Byron Schafersman seven years ago to bring Russian beers (Baltiika) to friends in South Dakota. The company has grown to include co-owner Chap Koopsma, sales manager Nathan Holbeck and a delivery driver. Their territory covers South Dakota. They work with other distributors in the outlying areas of the state. They carry craft beers from 16/100 top breweries as listed by ratebeer. They proudly feature Crow Peak Brewing Company beer, the only South Dakota brewery currently packaging their beer in cans.
Recent great additions to their portfolio include Dark Horse Brewing Company and Central Waters Brewing Company. Future plans include the re-introduction of Surly Brewing Company to South Dakota as well as additions to their craft ciders, meads and distilled liquors portfolio. Global’s goals are to find partners that are passionate to supply great products to craft beer fans, to establish good relationships with their suppliers, to supply great beverage choices to South Dakota consumers and to have fun.
Look for their craft beers at HyVee Brewtopia this Friday September 5th, Beervana at Monk’s House of Ale Repute September 20th and at many bars and South Dakota liquor stores. Thanks to Chad and Nathan for hosting me during my visit. You can find them on Facebook at Big Beer Trail.