Team Cone Ocala hosts Poker Tournament for St. Jude July 16th

Fresh off the heels of their record fundraising for St. Jude Rib Sales,  Team Cone’s Ocala  Team is dealing the cards again to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with their annual Poker Tournament!

2022 Poker Tournament flyer

 

 

When:  July 16th

Where:  Tallahassee Warehouse 3214 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, FL  32303

Time:  1PM to ?

Games:  Poker – number of tables will be determined by number of players

Food:  YES we DO!  Food will be available and the charity bar will be open!

We will also be hosting a raffle for St. Jude: Coolers, golf bags, and other prizes will be winnable!

 

HOW CAN I WIN?

Buy-in is $50 and additional chips cost $10.

Prizes will be awarded for High Hand, Cracked Aces, Final Table, Etc.

All proceeds go to the children and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Team Cone’s Ocala Poker is open to the public for play! Bring friends and come ready to play! For more information, please call 352.732.4111, email info@conedist.com, or visit the Contact Us page of this site.

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer, wine, cider, spirits, and hard seltzers from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

 

 

Team Cone Tallahassee hosts Bingo for St. Jude June 26th

UPDATE: TEAM CONE TALLAHASSEE BINGO POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE DUE TO HEAT.

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Fresh off the heels of their record fundraising for Tallahassee’s St. Jude Rib Sale,  Team Cone’s Tallahassee Team is hosting an afternoon of Bingo on June 26th to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When:  RESCHEDULED – Date TBD

Where:  Tallahassee Warehouse 3214 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, FL  32303

Time:  1PM to 4PM

Games:  12 individual bingo games each with prize packages, including our final Super $200 Jackpot Game.

Food:  YES we DO!  Beer, Soda, Water, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, Cookies.  You will not leave hungry

Prizes given away include: 45 QT Coolers, Golf Bags, Corn Hole games, Roller Coolers, 20 qt Grizzly Coolers, 40 QT Coolers, Camping Chairs, Beach Chairs, Beer Neons and more.

 

HOW CAN I WIN?

Bingo Packages will be sold at the door so bring cash or checks (made out to St. Jude).

All proceeds go to the children and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Packages for sale

$50 St. Jude Angel Package:  3 Bingo card to each of the 12 games, including the Super $200 Jackpot card

$20 St. Jude Hope Package:  3 Bingo cards to each of 4 games, eligible to purchase Super $200 Jackpot cards

Additional Add On:  $5 Super Jackpot cards and $1 Single Game Cards.

 

Team Cone’s Tallahassee Bingo is open to the public for play. For more information, please call 850.576.4176, email info@conedist.com, or visit the Contact Us page of this site.

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer, wine, cider, spirits, and hard seltzers from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

 

 

Team Cone welcomes Athletic Brewing Company to team with distribution in 22 Florida counties

Team Cone welcomes Athletic Brewing Company to team with distribution in 22 Florida counties

Ocala and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) has joined forces with Athletic Brewing Company to bring the fast-growing brewer’s beers to Cone’s 22-county distribution footprint.

“Non-alcoholic beer has been growing strong for Team Cone, and when we had the opportunity to work with a World-Class supplier like Athletic Brewing Company, we jumped at the chance,” says Team Cone Vice President of Sales Charlie Ingrilli. “We’re excited to offer these great category-leading products to our customers.”

We are excited to work with one of the best distributors in the state,” says Alex Boerger, Athletic Brewing Company’s Chief Sales Officer. “We have a big opportunity to become a leader in the Non-Alc Beer space and in the local community and Cone is a great partner that can help us achieve this ambition.”

 

Athletic Brewing Company’s beers are now available to order in any of the 22 counties Team Cone serves. Team Cone is launching Athletic Brewing Company with five beers:

Athletic Brewing Company Beer

Athletic Run Wild IPA: Run Wild is the ultimate sessionable IPA for craft beer lovers. Brewed with a blend of five Northwest hops, it has an approachable bitterness to balance the specialty malt body. Always refreshing and only 70 calories.

Athletic Upside Dawn Golden Ale: Classic craft Golden Ale Style. Refreshing, clean, balanced, light-bodied. Aromas subtle with floral and earthy notes. Brewed with premium Vienna Malt along with a combo of English and traditional American hops. Crafted to remove gluten*. (*Upside Dawn is crafted to remove gluten. This product is fermented from grains containing gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten.)

Athletic Free Wave Hazy IPA: Our Free Wave Hazy IPA is meant for the open road. Whether you’re cruising the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible or tracing your way up the coast on your bike, our Free Wave doesn’t cut corners. This mouth watering IPA is loaded with Amarillo, Citra, and Mosaic hops. You’ll want to grab a few for the road!

Athletic Lite: Athletic Lite is a light brew, completely reimagined. It’s classically simple but expertly crafted with 25 calories, 5 carbs, and organic grains. We brewed it specifically for the sport of life and all the good times that come with it.

Athletic Seasonal Beer – Wit’s Peak: Wit’s Peak is our homage to a traditional Witbier. Exploding with cues of citrus, coriander, and wheat, it is refreshingly bright yet soft and smooth. It reminds us of fresh tracks on a mountainside just waiting to be skied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Athletic Brewing Company
Athletic Brewing Co. is a non-alcoholic beer company dedicated to making great-tasting craft brews, without compromise. Our lineup of styles lets you enjoy the taste and experience of refreshing craft beer without sacrificing your performance, passions, health, or good taste. They’re fit for all times, made for all palates, and enjoyed by anyone who loves a great beer.

 

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About Team Cone

Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding its territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone distributes a broad portfolio of beverages from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties out of a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

Team Cone was chosen in 2019, 2020, and again in 2021 as one of Florida Trend® Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For in Florida.

 

Team Cone’s Tallahassee Spring Rib Sale raises $12,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone’s Tallahassee Spring Rib Sale raises $13,500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone’s Tallahassee teammates hosted their annual Spring Rib Sale to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at their Tallahassee warehouse. Because of the generosity of those who participated, the company raised over $13,500 dollars in charitable donations. 2022’s Rib Sales have been broken company records in Ocala and Tallahassee, with both sales raising the most money in the history of the events. With both events and accompanying donations, Team Cone has raised over $26,500 to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“We were blown away again by the teamwork and generosity of our community,” said Steve Beckwith, Cone Distributing’s Vice President of Operations. Team Cone’s Area Sales Manager Kenny Kinsey was grateful he had so much help.

“We have to thank all of the people who helped us with this event, Kim Boyer, Don Buie, Teddy Brown, Mike Faulkner, and Steve Verhage. We also thank our company’s president, Mr. Doug Cone, for buying the meat for us to sell. Special thank yous to Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller, Dale Evans, Mack’s Meats, Miller’s Tree Service, and Ryan Laird for all the help. Also a special thanks to Callaway Auto and Truck Repair and Tiger Rock of Crawfordville for your very generous donations. Congratulations to Dylan Miller and Hilary Rios for winning our cooler raffle! ”

The Spring Rib Sales in Ocala and Tallahassee are part of Team Cone’s annual company-wide fundraising goal to make an impactful donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Team Cone will host an additional Rib Sale in both Ocala and Tallahassee in the Fall. The global pandemic has presented new challenges to Team Cone’s event-based fundraisers, but the team remains committed to helping St. Jude and other charities fulfill their mission. The beer distributor continues to host safe events and fundraising drives to help raise funds for St. Jude and other charities in accordance with one of their Core Values: “Giving Back with Caring.”

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer, wine, cider, spirits, and hard seltzers from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

Team Cone’s Spring Rib Sale raises $12,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone’s Spring Rib Sale raises $12,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team Cone hosted their annual Spring Rib Sale to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at their Ocala warehouse. Because of the generosity of those who participated, the company raised $12,000 dollars in charitable donations. 2022’s Rib Sale is the company’s best Rib Sale fundraiser yet – breaking donation record and selling 450 ribs.

“I am grateful that we had such a great team helping us with this awesome event,” said Steve Beckwith, Cone Distributing’s Vice President of Operations. “We have to thank all of the people who helped us with this worthwhile event, starting with the cooks: Matt Brady and the Brady family, Eric Bozeman, Mike Burdett, Clarence Thomas, John Finch, Brian Smith, Hunter Spink, and Doug Peebles and Chad Lynch from the Ocala Electric Crew. Also, we need to thank those who helped set up and tear down: Clarence Thomas, Rose Romero, Hunter Spink, Jeff Hess, John Finch, and Ty Chatterton. We also thank our company’s president, Mr. Doug Cone, for buying the ribs for us to sell.”

The Spring Rib Sale is part of Team Cone’s annual company-wide fundraising goal to make an impactful donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The global pandemic has presented new challenges to Team Cone’s event-based fundraisers, but the team remains committed to helping St. Jude and other charities fulfill their mission. The beer distributor continues to host safe events and fundraising drives to help raise funds for St. Jude and other charities in accordance with one of their Core Values: “Giving Back with Caring.”

 

Team Cone hosted their twice-yearly Ocala Rib Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer, wine, cider, spirits, and hard seltzers from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

Repeal Day celebrates America’s right to beer

Celebrate Repeal Day with a beer

Today’s Repeal Day marks 84 years since the 21st Amendment became the law of the land and sales of alcohol became legal once more.

Dumping liquor Repeal Day
Treasury Agents would dump any illegal alcohol they found.

Since the early 1800s, groups of people had been lobbying Congress to pass a law outlawing the sale of alcohol.  By the turn of the century, these groups had become a force in American politics and continued to gain momentum until Congress proposed and passed the Volstead Act on October 19, 1919 over the veto of President Woodrow Wilson.  After the Volstead Act was passed, special agents from the Treasury Department began destroying almost any forms of alcohol they found.

On this day in 1933, Utah became the 36th state in the United States to ratify the 21st Amendment, bringing an end to the era of national Prohibition.  This day became known as Repeal Day and is celebrated throughout the United States as the day when alcohol was made legal again for the entire country.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had campaigned on the issue of repealing Prohibition, famously said, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”

This Repeal Day, here are a few beers that commemorate the spirit of American entrepreneurship and moxy in fermented form.  Check out one today and see how far American brewers have come since Repeal Day.

Allagash White Ale

 

Allagash Brewing White Ale (5.2% ABV): One of the most recent craft brewers to partner with Team Cone, Allagash Brewing’s history goes back to 1995 when Belgian beer enthusiast Rob Tod opened a brewery in Portland, Maine. Rob welded together a 15-barrel brewing system and began brewing one beer only: Allagash White. In 1999, Rob hired brewer Jason Perkins to direct Allagash’s brewing beyond just White, and Jason added more Belgian-inspired beers, a barrel-aging program, and one of the first sour beer programs in the United States. You can still taste Rob’s (and all of Allagash Brewing’s) passion for Belgian beer in every pint of Allagash White. Try one to toast Repeal Day and enjoy the beer that built Allagash.

Dogfish Head Brewery SeaQuench

 

 

Dogfish Head Brewery SeaQuench Session Sour Ale (4.9% ABV): A recent innovation, Dogfish Head Brewery classifies SeaQuench Ale as a “session sour,” which is a great way of saying that is an approachable delight that is for sour lovers and sour skeptics alike!  This beer has been a phenomenon lately, garnering attention for both its purported health benefits and for its thirst-quenching powers.  The beer itself combines the light body of a kolsch-style ale with the salt character of a gose-style ale all the while sharing the tartness of a Berliner weisse.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

 

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (5.6% ABV) in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing’s founder Ken Grossman create a beer loaded with Cascade hops, named for the mountain range. The beer has continued to grow and has developed a devout following in the forty years following. Sierra Nevada Brewing has grown to be one of the largest craft breweries in the United States and Pale Ale, in all its hoppy goodness, is the beer that has led many to fall in love with craft beer. And at a moderate 5.6% ABV, it’s possible to raise two Pale Ales in honor of Repeal Day.

 

All of these beers, and the innovations that caused them, have been made possible by American craft brewers inventing new recipes and pushing the boundaries of beer, but would not have been possible without Repeal Day and the freedom that the 21st Amendment granted.  Enjoy that freedom today by going to our Beer Finder and celebrating Repeal Day with your next favorite beer.

Fall is the best time for hoppy beers

The Hoppiest of times is here!

This time of year is the hoppiest of the year – the month to celebrate for everyone who enjoys pale ales, IPAs, double IPAs, and any beer that shares in the glory of hops.

Why is this time the best for hoppy beer?

Late September/ early October is hop harvest in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. These three Pacific Northwest states are the heaviest hop-producing states in the United States. Hop farmers in these states are forecast to produce 106 million pounds of hops in 2019 – over 75% of the American hop yield. Hops are only harvested in these states once each year, and the crop is dried, pelletized, and processed to be usable for the rest of the year.

October is when the hops are the freshest and at their peak.  Each year, a unique style of IPA becomes possible, and several brewers take advantage of hop harvest to make a fresh-hopped IPA.

A bunch of green hops on a tree

Wet-hopped IPAs are unique and made during hop harvest because timing is crucial.  In order to be considered a “wet-hopped” IPA, hops are added to boiling wort within 24 hours of being picked.  This is not an easy feat for a brewery down the road from a hop farm, let alone one across the country.  Wet-hopped beers are also challenging to put through a typical brewing system.  Since they have not been dried or pelletized, it is common for hop particulate material to separate from the plant during the brewing process, requiring extended cleaning times and special procedures while brewing.

Why go through all of the trouble, then?  Well, the resulting beer is unlike any other beer experience available – hoppy or otherwise. The amount of oil and hop essence released when brewing with fresh hops is different than the same beer brewed with traditionally packaged hops.

In other words, for many breweries, wet-hopped beers are labors of love.

Check out these labors of love, and experience for yourself the joys of a hoppy October.

Wet-hopped beers:

 

Swamp Head Brewery Gainesville Green LabelSwamp Head Brewery Gainesville Green (7.0% ABV) – For over five years now, Gainesville’s Swamp Head Brewery has made this fresh-hop IPA with a different strain of hops each year. No one outside of the brewery knows what version of this beer will appear each year – what strain of hops? Which state will the hops originate? Will the beer be a traditional IPA or a hazy IPA?  While the brewery seems to savor the suspense, the beer never disappoints.

 

 

 

Fresh-hopped beer
After wet-hopped beer, another type of beer that expresses the freshness of newly picked hops is a fresh-hopped beer (usually an IPA).  Fresh-hopped beer is a beer (almost always an IPA) that is brewed only with hops that have been picked in the October harvest.  While the hops have been kilned, dried, and pelletized, being used quickly after picking ensures that the beer gives off aromas and flavors of the hoppiest time of the year.

 

 

 

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (6.8% ABV) – Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale has been one of the few American IPAs released for the holidays ever since 1981.  While many brewers release stouts and spiced beers, Sierra Nevada takes the hops from the October harvest and uses them while they’re at their peak freshness.  Celebration Ale’s holiday release is the gift that hoppy beer enthusiasts want (and get) year after year.

 

 

 

 

 

Team Cone Tallahassee Fall Rib Sale raises over $9,000 for St. Jude

Team Cone Ocala Fall Rib Sale raises over $11,000 for St. Jude

Team Cone is excited and proud to announce that our Tallahassee Team’s Fall Rib Sale earned $9,665, all of which will be added to the company’s 2021 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! The Tallahassee

“This was definitely the best rib sale fundraiser yet! We’re glad to double last year’s total and help St. Jude,” says Kenny Kinsey, Team Cone Area Sales Manager and organizer of the Tallahassee Fall Rib Sale. “We couldn’t have had such a great event without all of the fine teammates who helped: Kyle Barnes, Chris Yates, Mike Faulkner, Teddy Brown, and Steve Beckwith.” Kenny is ready to begin planning 2022’s Rib Sales, hoping to continue to make a difference and help Team Cone with their St. Jude donation.

After the Tallahassee Rib Sale, Team Cone has collected over $34,000 to donate to St. Jude in 2021, and the company still has two events remaining for the year – the Tallahassee Bingo Tournament on November 7th and the Ocala Golf Tournament on December 12th.

2021 marks the thirteenth year that Team Cone has hosted events and community activities throughout the 22 counties they serve to make a large donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The goal in 2021 is to continue the company’s legacy of community contribution by following their core value of continually “giving back with caring.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began doing business by selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Two years later, the company began expanding and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in Florida for a beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer from over 40 suppliers in 22 counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a warehouse in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.