Constellation Brands

Crown Imports LLC is a joint venture that imports, distributes and markets the Modelo portfolio and other fine beer brands across the entire U.S. The Modelo portfolio includes Corona Extra (the #1 imported beer in the U.S. and #5 beer overall), Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria beer brands. Crown Imports is a 50-50 joint venture between Grupo Modelo, Mexico’s leading company in the brewing, distribution and sale of beer, and Constellation Brands, a leading international beverage alcohol producer, importer and marketer.

Einstok Beer Co.

Einstök Ölgerð® is located just 60 miles south of the Arctic circle in the fishing port of Akureyri, Iceland.

There, the water flows from rain and prehistoric glaciers down the Hlíðarfjall Mountain and through ancient lava fields, delivering the purest water on Earth, and the perfect foundation for brewing deliciously refreshing craft ales.


Arriving in Madison, Wisconsin on May 11, 1852 from a village in Germany called Ichendorf, George Esser possessed little more than the clothing on his back, a talent for masonry, and a taste for good, traditional German beer. Esser started producing lager in a small brewery he bought in Monroe for $1,500. In 1863, he purchased 2 1/2 acres of land in Cross Plains. The original building had two cellars below and several rooms above to house Esser's family. The beer, known as Esser's Best, was first brewed in October, 1863. He was joined in this enterprise in 1881 by his son Jacob. At that time, the brewery had a capacity of 2,000 barrels. A barrel of beer cost $7, and a case containing 36 pint bottles was priced at $1.75. Jacob and his sons, primarily Werner (W.B.) and Peter (Spundt) began delivering beer to the surrounding communities, often starting out as early as 3 a.m. Werner acted as Brew master from 1907 to 1910. It was increased competition from the larger breweries that forced him to become a distributor. The first beer that he handled as a distributor was Hausmann's originally brewed in Madison in 1920, Werner became the distributor for Blatz Near Beer. Following Prohibition in 1933, the company again to distribute beer. It should be noted that during prohibition, Werner and his brothers were kept very busy taking care of the beer needs in the area, mostly doing business at night. In 1937, Werner's eldest son, Roman, became a partner. At this point, the company began to handle Old Style products out of La Crosse, Wisconsin. The family tradition continued when Del Esser, Werner's youngest son, joined the firm in 1948. In 1988, Roman's son, Wayne, took over the business. In 1990, Wayne was joined in the business by his son, Larry, which made six generations of Essers in the bee business. It should also be noted that the Essers were distributors of Blatz and Old Style products until they sold the distributorship in January 1998 to Frank Beer in Middleton, Wisconsin. Frank beer is currently the distributor of Esser's Best in the area.

Finch's Beer Company

From their Chicago headquarters, Finch's Beer Co. is in the business of brewing great, craft beers. The company uses the best ingredients and takes special care to make sure every batch is the best they can brew. While following in the footsteps of other local brewing companies, Finch's Beer Co. intends on adding another brand of beer to Chicago's already growing selection and contributing to a new generation of microbreweries taking a foothold in Chicago.

Furthermore Beer

Furthermore hit the market in 2006 and is headquartered in a Spring Green, WI . Furthermore brews are crafted to be delicious and balanced first, mind-blowing second; in this regard, the company stands shoulder-to-shoulder with other breweries that wrestle with making an accessible, drinkable, consistent product that also has depth and something to say. At the moment, Furthermore beers are available all over Wisconsin and Minnesota