Beer here! Brentwood Distributing launches online beer delivery services
Since 1956, the Dangelo family has delivered beer to bars, restaurants, hotels and other businesses throughout the Pittsburgh region. Thanks to modern technology, they’ve expanded their reach to include all of Pennsylvania.
In June, the Dangelos’ wholesale company, Brentwood Distributing, launched Beverages2U.
People across the state can now use the website to order drinks to their homes.
“It’s literally retraining everybody in Pennsylvania to understand that you don’t have to go to a beer distributor ever again,” says Michelle Dangelo Arnoni, vice president of sales and marketing. “Once they start our online service they seem to love it.”
Arnoni’s father, Fred Dangelo, owns the company.
Waters, soft drinks and specialty non-alcoholic beverages can be shipped nationwide, but beer sales are restricted to Pennsylvania residents.
That’s at least for the next year or two as Arnoni works to get other states on board.
Brentwood Distributing stocks more than 2,000 products, including 300 craft beer brands, at its 20,000-square-foot warehouse in West Mifflin.
Online customers select cases of their favorite liquid — from energy drinks and cold-brew coffee to hard ciders and mixers — and within a couple of days, it’s on their doorstep.
“The coolest thing is we are getting repeat customers,” Arnoni says. “I’m pretty excited about it.”
Shipping is free for those who order more than $150 worth of products. There’s also a 5% discount given to people who sign up for a weekly or monthly subscription.
If alcohol is en route, someone 21 or older must be present at the time of delivery.
Arnoni’s great-grandfather started distributing beer right after Prohibition ended. The market’s changed quite a bit since then.
Craft beer is king, with new breweries popping up frequently throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Brentwood Distributing prides itself on promoting local brewers and stocking labels one might not find at the corner six-pack shop.
“I’m all about giving people a one-stop shopping experience,” she says.