The Brewer’s Story: Special Operations Forces (SOF) Brewing

Born from an idea at SOF Command

Tallahassee’s newest brewery, Special Operations Forces (SOF) Brewing, can trace its origins back to a snowy day in the nation’s capital. Future brewery president Kris Hasenauer got a call from his brother David. “January 2018, I was working for Special Operations Command in Washington, DC, and my brother called me,” remembers Kris. “It was a snow day and I was enjoying a few beers at home.” Like so many beer enthusiasts before them, Kris and his brother made a declaration that they enjoyed beer so much that “We should start a brewery.” Since that day in 2018, the brothers set out on a mission to build a team and get Special Operations Forces Brewing Company off the ground.

As they started SOF Brewing Company with only an idea, the brothers agreed that the brewery should be one with a mission: to be a force for good. The brothers wanted to make a brewery where they could gather with the local and military communities at the same time to enjoy great beer, but as important as great beer was the second part of the mission: to give back to the community that had supported them.

SOF Brewing founders
SOF Brewing Founders Kris Hasenauer, Brian McDowell, and Kyle Harth.

 

 Build the brewery and they will come. Start with beer.

The brothers had accepted their mission to build SOF Brewing Company, and they flew down to Florida to meet with investors. While the meeting with investors fell through, the brothers picked up Kyle Harth as the brewery’s Chief Marketing Officer and got a meeting with local brewery 26 Degrees Brewing to talk about beer. “They asked us ‘what do we want out of a beer?’” remembers Kris. “We were military guys, so we said we wanted something that tasted good and we wanted to drink several at a time. So, we didn’t want fruit in the beer and we just wanted to enjoy beer-flavored beer.”

SOF Brewing’s first beer was born from this meeting and collaboration with 26 Degrees Brewing. “We told 26 Degrees that we’re not beer business guys, we’re beer-drinkers. We know that military guys like to drink beer and we had some ideas about where we wanted to go with the beer.” The SOF Brewing Team wanted to make beer but wanted to test the market to see how other people liked their beer first. “That’s why we decided to make this first run and give all of our proceeds to charity. For us, this is a business and while we want to make money, there’s a lot of camaraderie and different things that you can bring into this,” Kris says. “That’s where it went.”

More than beer

For the SOF Brewing Team, the beer is only part of the mission. Kris admits that the team “wants to be a successful business, but there’s more to it than that for us. There’s a philanthropy aspect that is inspiring to all of us.” The team is choosing to use the beer to benefit a charity whose impact they have seen firsthand. “We had started a partnership with a few different charities and one of those is dear to us – The Danny Ray Sanchez Foundation,” Kris says. “Danny was on our Special Forces Team – he was an Air Force Combat Controller and he was killed on our deployment. Danny’s mom then started a foundation for him.” The team decided to help this foundation because they had seen the foundation’s direct impact on the community. “We are going to help Danny’s mom develop her scholarship program and we’re going to buy service dogs through her foundation and part of our profits are going to go back to her and help her support that mission,” reiterates Kris. That’s huge for us. That’s where the proceeds from this first run of For Patriots Lager is going.”

SOF Brewing For Patriots American Lager
SOF Brewing’s first beer is For Patriots Lager

Finding a home for the brewery

The SOF Brewing Team did not start in Tallahassee, but they knew when they looked at the building that the brewery had found its home. “We started a deal in Ocala,” remembers Kyle.  We were trying to get the old Fire Station One at Tuscawilla Park. Kris and I were in the Special Forces unit that was in Ocala. We were excited to go back to Ocala. But business being business it just fell through.” When brewery space in Tallahassee came open, the team knew that would be the home base of SOF Brewing. “My brother and I both went to Florida State,” says Kris.  “We had pretty solid Tallahassee roots. We would come up here for gamedays and business, and we love this city. That’s how the brewery ended up here.”

Finding the right brewer for SOF Brewing

Once the team had found their home and their first beer, the next step was finding the right brewer to make the kind of beers that would move SOF Brewing forward. The Team found Larry Agee, the veteran Tallahassee brewer who wrote recipes for some of the beers that the people of Florida’s Capital City have come to love.

Larry has experience brewing as a homebrewer and commercial brewer and was happy to join the SOF Team. “I was looking for a new opportunity and am excited to build a new beer portfolio with this team,” says Larry. “I am excited to be brewing again and to start working with this new team.”

SOF Brewing head brewer Larry Agee
SOF Brewing head brewer Larry Agee

Creating a brewery for everyone

While they are enthusiastic about building a brewery where veterans and active-duty military can come and enjoy a beer or two, Kris, Kyle, and the SOF Team want to be known as a brewery where everyone feels welcome and will come to try some of Larry’s latest beers.

“Every service has a bond: military people, especially Special Forces, law enforcement, first responders, all of us,” says Kyle. “When you look at that, that’s really what drew me to doing this type of work.” Kyle explains that the best part of his job is “I get to jump out of planes and go diving and blow stuff up. That’s great. But I get to do it with this amazingly interesting and diverse group of men and women who I feel like are my brothers and sisters.” Kyle explains that the brewery is a way to build on experiences and create a welcoming place and a brand of beer everyone can enjoy. “Being able to take guys that we’ve worked with and form that into a business and share that psyche or general friendship. We looked at it and saw that the common bonding element was beer. We all love beer. We’ve been drinking beer with almost everything we’ve done in the military with all of our friends. Why not center a business around something that we can continue to do that with? And something that we can share our story and our passion for our work in a new medium.”

What’s in the hopper for SOF?

While the SOF Team is working to get the Tallahassee brewery operational, they decided to launch distribution with the second batch of For Patriots Lager. While the brewery will open its tasting room in time, they wanted to launch their first beer so they could begin to hear from the community and give back to the community.

Kyle says that he is excited about the good that the Team can do with the brewery. “Not only would I like to see the proliferation of product, but I think from a philanthropic side, I am excited about the ability to give back.” There is more to SOF Brewing than just the beer and the business. “Our success is always going to be measured not against what we make, but what we give back. If five years from now, we’ve achieved a broader and greater success, that only gives us the ability to give back to foundations like the Danny Sanchez Foundation.” Charities like this are at the heart of the brewery’s mission and purpose. “That’s our whole gig. We’ll retire from the military and being able to produce something that’s fun that bonds people together that also amplifies our ability to give back. The more success we achieve, the more we can do of that work.”

The beer, the cause, and the mission for SOF Brewing

SOF Brewing Company exterior

Kris likens the SOF Brewing Team to the cohesive unit the group worked within the military. “The thing we’ve figured out in all that we’ve done, a Special Forces Team is made up of twelve people that are the best at what they do,” Kris says.  “What you find out working with the team is that you have an expert. If something comes up, you find the expert. Hence, Larry. We’re not the experts, so we hired Larry. He is. I know that if I find the right guys and I surround myself with the right people, with talented people, then we can do anything. You don’t need a lot of people; you need the right people. That’s all it is. You can make huge strides by moving small, talented groups of people to do something.”

Kris knows that SOF Brewing’s path to opening was a bit unusual. “We did it backwards – usually when you go in and tell people you want to start a brewery, you’re a brewer who already knows how to make beer.” That was not the case with the crew behind SOF Brewing, yet their motivation drove them forward. “We knew nothing about making beer, we just knew we liked beer. We made it and gave it away and asked everyone else if they liked the beer. When everyone else was saying that they liked the beer, we thought, ‘we should do something with this.’ We’re more educated about beer now than when we started, it’s craft beer for us, and we love the art of it, but for us, we also love the people we get to hang out with while we’re drinking beer. It’s that for us.”

 Click over to our Beer Finder to see where SOF Brewing’s beer is available near you.

SOF Brewing Company signs distribution agreement with Cone Distributing

Cone Distributing (Team Cone) is proud to announce that Special Operations Forces (SOF) Brewing of Tallahassee has signed an agreement for distribution throughout Team Cone’s 22-county footprint.

“We’re excited to partner with a brewery like SOF Brewing who is focused on delivering quality beer and giving back to the military and local communities,” said Douglas Cone, President and CEO of Team Cone. “SOF Brewing’s For Patriots Lager has a great story and salutes the men and women of the armed forces and the everyday heroes in our communities.”

“We at SOF Brewing Company chose Team Cone as our distribution partner because of their close-knit team and family corporate culture,” says SOF Brewing CEO Kris Hasenauer. “Coming from the military and specifically special operations, we value their work ethic and ‘take care of each other’ mentality. We are excited to move SOF Brewing Company forward with their guidance and support.”

SOF Brewing’s first beer in distribution will be For Patriots Lager, a 4.6% ABV American Lager that echoes the brewery’s motto: “Freedom Doesn’t Brew Itself!” For Patriots will be available for customers to order from Team Cone on Monday, July 20th.

Look for SOF Brewing’s beers where your favorite beers are sold. For more information, follow SOF Brewing and Team Cone on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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About SOF Brewing
Our mission is to brew awesome beer for awesome people and celebrate the men and women of Special Operations Forces. At SOF Brewing Company we want to give our patrons a glimpse of the camaraderie of Special Operations Forces and allow our brothers and sisters in arms a place to drop their ruck and relax. Remember freedom doesn’t brew itself!

 

 

 

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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 from 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.

Summer Driving Tips from our CDL Trainer and Safety Officer

Just in time for summer, our Corporate Safety Officer and CDL Trainer Dan Yero is back to give us some timely traffic tips. Any one of these items could have a significant impact on drivers of large commercial vehicles. Here are five items to keep in mind for your vehicle in the Florida summer:

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Be vigilant with your driving. Children are out of school for the summer and have free time on their hands. Drive with caution, especially around residential and retail areas where children could be playing at any time of the day.

 

Be vigilant about your vehicle, especially the coolant levels. When you inspect your vehicle before a trip or if you suspect a problem, make sure your coolant levels are where they need to be to prevent overheating and causing a breakdown situation.

 

The roads are hot, and this could affect your tires. Make sure that your tires have the proper inflation levels to avoid blowouts and the proper tread depth to avoid hydroplaning. Remember that you should have at least 4/32 of an inch of tread depth on steering tires and 2/32 of an inch of depth on other tires.

 

Beware of low-hanging tree limbs. Summer storms or even showers can saturate branches and cause tree limbs to hang lower than normal. A limb that was always taller than the truck could at any time be too small to clear. Summer brings wind and rain, and that affects tree limbs, too. Summer storms knock down limbs and throw them around. Tree limbs can prove troublesome on the side of the road or obstructing the road after a storm. Vehicular impact with tree debris could cause damage to your vehicle, damage to your tires, loss of control, or injury to the driver.

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Watch for puddles in your path. Even the RMS Titanic may not have thought much about the iceberg until after impact. There is no telling how deep a puddle truly is from a distance, and the results can be unpleasant. The same puddle that was shallow yesterday could have expanded after numerous vehicles have passed over it. Use caution around water, especially at highway speeds.

 

An alert driver is prepared for the road ahead and has the best chance to avoid obstacles. Please drive carefully, no matter the vehicle that you operate and that includes no distracted driving. Remember that safety is no accident.

National Cheese Day pairings from cheese’s best friend – BEER

National Cheese Day is here again (it’s celebrated each year on June 4th) and although it’s an unofficial holiday, it’s one that is best celebrated with a nice charcuterie board and a few glasses of cheese’s best friend: beer!

Few flavors pair as naturally with cheese like good beer, and for 2020’s National Cheese Day, we have a few suggestions for your cheese-pairing delight:

 

Cheese Pairing: Swamp Head Brewery Wild Night with Wensleydale Yorkshire Apricot

 

 

Swamp Head Brewery Wild Night Honey Cream Ale and Wensleydale Creamery’s Yorkshire Wensleydale & Apricots cheese: The sweetness of Swamp Head Brewery’s Wild Night Honey Cream Ale matches well with the creamy English cheese from Wensleydale. The blend of apricots in the cheese provides a slightly tart counterpoint to the beer. The light body and sweet finish in the beer dance well with the fruit in this mild cheese both finishing with a sensation that the blend of the two is greater than the sum of their parts.

 

 

Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen with Publix Honey Goat Cheese

 

 

 

Funky Buddha Floridian and Publix Deli Honey Goat Cheese: The phrase “goat cheese” can conjure many different images in the listener’s mind, but this particular goat cheese is mild with a honey sweetness that cuts through the flavor profile of the cheese and pairs well with a hefeweizen like Funky Buddha Brewery’s Floridian. The light orange and sweetness of Funky Buddha’s signature beer leave plenty of room for the cheese to express the honey and some mild funk while making it a bit sweeter in the end and blending the final flavors wonderfully.

 

 

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with Yancey's Fancy Hatch Chile Cheddar

 

 

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Yancey’s Fancy Hatch Chile Cheddar Cheese: Whenever a cheese contains peppers of any spice level, it screams out for a hoppy ale to accompany it, and this duo is no exception. Yancey’s Fancy Hatch Chile Cheddar is from a wonderful creamery in New York that does this particular cheese well – it is not overly spicy, it simply has notes of earthy hatch chiles. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale brings the hops to the party which provide a bitterness that can cut through some of the vegetal pepper notes and bring in the caramel flavors, too. The end result has sweet character from the Pale Ale’s malted barley, some sharp notes from the chiles, and bitterness from the beer that allows the sharpness of the cheddar to join the flavor of the pairing as well.

 

 

Coppertail Brewing Unholy Trippel with Tennessee Whiskey Bellla Vitano

 

 

Coppertail Brewing’s Unholy Trippel with Sartori’s Tennessee Whiskey Bella Vitano: This pairing may seem a bit counter-intuitive, but trying will eliminate any doubt. Coppertail’s Unholy Trippel brings in some slight earthy character and an American hoppiness that just gets to the heart of the cheese. The Whiskey Bella Vitano has a great deal of vanilla character that just gets to the heart of the Unholy Trippel, with the hops leading everyone to the dance floor. The final flavor is an unusual but intriguing mix of funk from the Trippel, sweetness from the whiskey aging, and creaminess from the cheese.

 

Whatever your favorite flavors, we invite you to try a new cheese and pair it with a beer of your choice, looking for the best out of the pairing. Click here for our beer finder, where you can find your next favorite beer.

 

 

About National Cheese Day
June 4 is National Cheese Day. Not to be confused with other popular cheese-related holidays like grilled cheese day, cheesecake day, or mac and cheese day. This day is in reverence of the queen of all dairy, the big cheese.

Celebrate National Cheese Day by indulging in cheese and/or charcuterie, preferably with friends. For more information on National Cheese Day, including multiple fun facts about cheese, please click here.

Support your local restaurants and breweries during COVID-19

Team Cone is proud to do business with the fine bars, restaurants, and stores throughout our 22-county distribution territory. When we work to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital each year, many of these businesses help us in some form or fashion. These people and their employees are more than simply our customers, they are our friends.  Since Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered bars and nightclubs to close and limited restaurants to takeout orders only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these businesses have been hit hard and many are now struggling to keep the doors open and support their employees.

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Grab some takeout to enjoy with your favorite movie.

 

To help these businesses, we encourage our Team Cone teammates and the community at large – if you are considering ordering takeout, many of the restaurants on this list could really use that extra takeout order or that gratuity. These fine eateries and businesses are serving the same great food we’ve grown to love, the plates have simply changed to take-home containers.

 

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Check with the bar – some may offer beer to go in growlers or crowlers.

 

We are posting a list of the bars and restaurants in our community (from Brooksville and Spring Hill to The Villages to Gainesville to Lake City to Tallahassee) that are still working to serve takeout orders. If you have any questions about whether a business is open, then please reach out to them directly, since the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly.

BAR and RESTAURANT LIST

This list is sorted by city. If you live in any of the 22 counties that Team Cone serves (complete list of our counties is here), you may search for your city or zip code. If you have any questions about using this list, then please use the form on our Contact Us page to reach out or email us directly at info at conedist dot com.

These are the businesses that many of us have asked for help, donations, and sponsorships for little league teams, school field trips, and fundraising nights. Now they are hoping that you will consider them when you need a break from cooking, a takeout dinner date, or just a change of pace in your quarantine routine. These local businesses are working hard to maintain their livelihoods in this challenging environment during COVID-19.

We ask you to please join our team and teammates in supporting these businesses during COVID-19 and beyond.

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Two Lane Brewing and Luke Bryan collaborate on Two Lane American Golden Lager

Country Music Superstar Luke Bryan and Two Lane Brewing Company bring you Two Lane American Golden Lager because “Every Two Lane Brings You Home.”

What is Two Lane American Golden Lager?
In crafting this light and enjoyable lager, brewers chose ingredients that evoke feelings of being at home – like a two-lane road back to places everyone knows. Classic beer ingredients like American barley and water from the Blue Ridge Mountains bring a crisp and flavorful taste of a beer you get when you’re most comfortable, most connected, and most yourself: the feeling of being at home.

Every Two Lane beer is brewed in Daleville, Virginia at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Two Lane is proud to produce every can in a place that feels like home. Whether it’s the homegrown two-row barley and water from the Blue Ridge Mountains in our beer or the genuine love we have of country music, we strive to bring you feelings of home with every sip.

Two Lane American Golden Lager is crisp and clean with 4.2% ABV, 99 calories, and 3 grams of carbohydrates.

Luke Bryan collaborates on Two Lane American Golden Lager

Why Luke Bryan decided to collaborate with Two Lane?
Luke Bryan, wanted a smooth sippin’ beer with a satisfying taste to enjoy when kicking back at home with friends and family. Inspired by these moments, he collaborated to create Two Lane American Golden Lager, a modern take on an easy-to-enjoy beer.

As Luke himself says in a video posted on Two Lane Brewing Company’s Facebook page, “It’s called Two Lane because it’s perfect for the kind of places you’ll find at the end of a two-lane road – fishing holes, campsites, dive bars.  Places you and your friends can really feel at home.”

Check out the custom playlist that Luke has put together on YouTube for his Two Lane American Lager collaboration.

Watch Team Cone’s social media for dates that Two Lane will be available
Team Cone will be bringing cans of Two Lane American Golden Lager to stores and restaurants soon, so you can enjoy a Two Lane American Golden Lager and the feeling of home wherever the road takes you.  Keep watching Team Cone’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for more information.

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Where can I sample Saint Archer Gold?

If you have wanted to sample Saint Archer Gold, the newest light lager from Saint Archer Brewing Company, then we encourage you to stop by during any of the promotions that our On-Premise teammates will be holding at a number of fine bars and restaurants throughout our 22-county distribution territory.

Where can you try a sample of Saint Archer Gold?

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Cinco de Mayo’s Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-7:00pm
Feb 5, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Cinco de Mayo’s 3550 Mahan Dr. Tallahassee

Hooters Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-6:30pm
Feb 6, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Hooters 3105 SW 34th St., OcalaSt Archer Gold

Cancun’s Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-7:00pm
Feb 10, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Cancun’s 2549 West Tennessee St. Tallahassee

Ale House Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-6:45pm
Feb 10, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Ale House 2881 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville

926 Bar and Grill Saint Archer Gold sampling 7-8:00 pm
Feb 11, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at 926 Bar & Grill 926 West Tharpe St. Tallahassee

Black Sheep Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-7:00pm
Feb 11, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Black Sheep 128 SW Broadway St., Ocala

Island Wing Company Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-7:00pm
Feb 13, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Island Wing Company 1370 Market St. Tallahassee

4th Quarter Saint Archer Gold sampling 7:30-8:30 pm
Feb 13, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at 4th Quarter 2033 North Monroe St Tallahassee

Tipsy Turtle Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-6:30pm
Feb 13, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at The Tipsy Turtle 203 Courthouse Square, Inverness

Zingales Saint Archer Gold sampling 7-8:00pm
Feb 18, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Zingale’s 1147 Apalachee Pkwy Tallahassee

Dugout Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-7:00pm
Feb 18, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Dugout 6833 SW Maricamp Road, Ocala

Munchies Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-6:45pm
Feb 18, 2020
Saint Archer sampling at Muchies 1702 W University Ave., Gainesville

Just One More Saint Archer Gold sampling 8-9:00pm
Feb 19, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Just One More 3808 North Monroe St. Tallahassee

Bird’s Saint Archer Gold sampling 6:30-7:30pm
Feb 20, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Bird’s 325 North Bronough St. Tallahassee

EDT’s Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-7:00pm
Feb 20, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at EDT’s 3865 SE 58th Ave., Ocala

Sauced Hog Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-6:30pm
Feb 20, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at The Sauced Hog 2408 N Fatima Ave., Hernando

Brass Tap Tallahassee Saint Archer Gold sampling
Feb 21, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Brass Tap – Tallahassee 1321 Thomasville Rd.

Murphy’s Saint Archer Gold sampling 6-7:00pm
Feb 24, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Murphy’s 3821 NW Blichton Road, Ocala

Geo’s Saint Archer Gold sampling 7-8:00pm
Feb 25, 2020
Saint Archer Gold Sampling at Geo’s 2717 Mahan Drive Tallahassee

Momo’s Brew Pub Saint Archer Gold sampling 7-8:00pm
Feb 27, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Momo’s Brew Pub 1416 West Tennessee St Tallahassee

Backwoods Bistro Saint Archer Gold sampling 6:15-7:15
Feb 27, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Backwoods Bistro 401 East Tennessee St Tallahassee

Mickey’s Bar & Billiards Saint Archer Gold sampling 4:30-5:30pm
Feb 28, 2020
Saint Archer Gold sampling at Mickey’s Bar & Grill 770 NE 5th St., Crystal River

 

Join us for a sample of Gold! We think you’ll find it has been worth the wait.

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Team Cone donates over $105,000 to Saint Jude after 2019 fundraising campaign

Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) combined forces with community members throughout the company’s 22-county footprint to give $105,500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

“This was effort was truly from the team,” says Team Cone founder and president Douglas Cone, Jr.  “Hats off to our team and all they did to raise these funds. No event was organized and mandated. Each time we raised money, the effort started with one teammate saying, ‘I want to help.’ This truly was a team effort in 22 counties, and we could not have done it without our community and retail partners helping our teammates.”

2019 marks the eleventh year that Team Cone has hosted events and community activities throughout the 22 counties they serve to make a large donation to the hospital.  Team Cone’s business partners host events, collect funds, make donations, or work to support the company’s annual drive for St. Jude.

Planning and progress are already underway for Team Cone’s 2020 St. Jude fundraisers.  The company’s goal in 2020 is to continue the company’s legacy of community contribution by continually giving back with caring.

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Team Cone’s Saint Jude event leaders joined with the company’s leadership team to present the 2019 Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital donation check. Team Cone teammates (from left) Jim Anderson, Charlie Feagin, Wayne Johnson, Matt Goldsmith, Douglas Cone, Jr., Ty Chatterton, Charlie Ingrilli, Steve Hayes, and Jason Baas (Steve Beckwith not pictured) all organized, executed, or worked fundraising events for Team Cone.

 

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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.