Chicago Beverage Systems joined Reyes Beer Division in 1979 as the first distributor in our organization today. We operate from a 292,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility on the city’s West Side. At Chicago Beverage Systems, we proudly sell and distribute the largest portfolio of import, craft and domestic brands in Chicago, delivering over nine million cases of beer each year to more than 7,300 retailers across the Chicago metro area, including downtown Chicago and North and Northwest Cook County.
Reyes Beer Division is the largest beer distributor in the United States. We deliver over 228 million cases annually to more than 89,000 retail accounts across the nation. We are committed to being the brewers’ distributor of choice by leveraging our scale to provide unparalleled service and continually striving to grow our customers’ profitability.
Reyes Beer Division was the first company that started what is now known as Reyes Holdings. In 1976, fresh out of college, brothers Chris and Jude Reyes opened a small Schlitz beer distributorship in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Within a year, the Reyes brothers added another distributorship in Savannah, Georgia. And by 1979, they moved the company’s headquarters to Chicago. There, they purchased a distributorship with a small share of the market and with their flourishing entrepreneurial expertise, transformed it into a powerhouse, helping Reyes Beer Division grow to become the national leader it is today.
Never resting on success, Reyes Beer Division is now comprised of 15 local beer distributorships across the country. But we didn’t get there all at once. With hard work, a strategic mindset and our customers’ and suppliers’ best interests in mind, we have grown our presence in the marketplace over the years while staying true to our values. To learn more about our individual distributors, visit Our Distributors page.
At Reyes Beer Division, we are committed to providing a winning culture for our employees, customers, brewer partners and communities. As a leader in the beverage industry, we put a heighted focus on responsibility, safety, wellness, training and development, and employee engagement.
Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. is the holding company for four business units: Reyes Beer Division, Martin Brower, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling. Together, they create the Reyes Family of Businesses. Founded in 1976 by two brothers, Chris and Jude Reyes, Reyes Holdings remains a family-run business to this day.
Reyes Holdings is now a global leader in the production and distribution of food and beverage products and continues to focus on excellence in products and service in every stage of its operations. Today, their diverse workforce of hard-working individuals produces and delivers millions of cases of products to customers through the five business units.