our mission

To be recognized by our retailers, the consumer and the community as totally dedicated to the principles of customer satisfaction in our honest, timely and positive approach to service, selling and merchandising quality beers in our area.

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Our History

Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers, together with an extensive number of breweries and a vast network of shippers, provide the most extensive and effective beer distribution system in the brewing industry.  Refrigerated warehouses and computer-based inventory systems make sure our retailers and customers get the freshest, highest-quality beer available anywhere. 

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing was created when John W. Saputo purchased the distributorship from the Goodman family (Twin City Distributors) on November 1, 1996.  Mr. Saputo’s experience runs deep, as he has managed or owned distributorships in Michigan, New York and North Carolina before coming to Florida. 

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing sells and markets all brands produced by Anheuser-Busch, Modelo/Corona, and many import and craft beers in Manatee and Sarasota counties in Southwest Florida.  The company services over 1,600 supermarkets, convenience stores, bars, restaurants, clubs, and taverns on a weekly basis, and employs more than 200+ sales, service and support associates. 

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing is among the largest of 650 Anheuser-Busch Beer Distributors in the United States.  

Located in Lakewood Ranch, Serving the Suncoast

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing located in the fast-developing community of Lakewood Ranch.  The 170,000-sq.-ft. headquarters includes a beautiful Hospitality Center equipped with a fully functioning Tasting Room, Rotunda, Beer Garden and Conference Room that holds up to 200 people.  This state-of-the-art “Beer Estate” sits on 23 acres of land and is handsomely decorated and stunningly landscaped.