Win an outdoor home theater or prize pack from Mike’s Hard Lemonade!

Team Cone is excited to partner with our friends at Mike’s Hard Lemondae to give away a special prize for all of you outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy for those summer nights here at home or wherever your travels may take you.  An outdoor home theater prize pack featuring an outdoor projector and Bluetooth® speaker!
That’s right! We’re giving away a prize pack that includes some of the season’s hottest items! Remember – you can’t win if you don’t enter!

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What’s different about this sweepstakes?

In most sweepstakes, there is a great prize, but entries come from all over the United States or the world.

In this sweepstakes, the prize is still great, but in order to win, the winner MUST pick up his or her prize from either Ocala or Tallahassee, limiting contestants’ eligibility. In fact, all of the winners that have won our sweepstakes in 2021 have been from within the 22 counties that we serve. Previous winners have come from Ocala, Homosassa, Crystal River, and Tallahassee! Entrants are not competing with people in other states or other countries. We are not able to ship the prizes!

TWO ways to enter

You can enter to win by:

FINDING one of our tags at your favorite grocery, convenience, or beer store and scan the QR code to enter!

OR VISITING the contest website! Simply visit the sweepstakes website HERE and enter information for the chance to be drawn randomly as a winner.  The winner will be chosen on or around February 28th and will be given the chance to come to Team Cone’s offices in either Ocala or Tallahassee to claim the grand prize. (Note: anyone chosen as a winner must pick up their prize in person at one of Team Cone’s facilities.) Want an extra chance to win? Check the sweepstakes website to see how you can enter multiple times!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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For complete contest rules and terms, please visit the contest website HERE.

Want to learn more about Mike’s Freeze? Or maybe a cold Mike’s Hard Lemonade?
Head over to our Products Page for more information about our World Class portfolio of beverages.

 

 

Cone Distributing to host Job Fair July 8th at Tallahassee facility

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Cone Distributing (Team Cone) announces upcoming Job Fair at their Tallahassee Warehouse 

Team Cone will open the doors to their Tallahassee facility and host open interviews for all positions in Tallahassee beginning at 4pm on Friday, July 8th.

“We’re always looking for great teammates, and this Job Fair is the perfect opportunity for someone who is interested in a career with Team Cone to come to the warehouse and be interviewed on the spot for a position,” says Team Cone Vice President of Operations, Steve Beckwith.

Team Cone is searching for great teammates to work for the team in positions throughout Tallahassee, Leon County, and beyond.

Friday, July 8th from 4pm until 7pm

“This is the beer business, and the beer business is supposed to be fun,” Beckwith says. “We do our best to make the job fun because at Team Cone, we don’t hire for jobs, we foster careers. If you’d like a job, go somewhere else. If you would like to start a career, come to Team Cone, it’s that simple.”

 

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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.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TEAM CONE

What does a Merchandiser do? See what our teammates said when we asked our current Merchandisers.

 

 

Where can I find out more information about Team Cone? See what our teammates said about us when we were voted Best Companies to Work For In Florida.

 

What is a beer distributor? See what the National Beer Wholesalers Association says about beer distributors.

 

Win a Truly Awesome prize pack!

Team Cone is excited to partner with our friends at Truly Hard Seltzer to give away a special prize for all of you outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy for those summer nights here at home or wherever your travels may take you.  A Truly Hard Seltzer prize pack featuring cornhole, Connect Four, and Life-Sized Beer Pong set!
That’s right! We’re giving away a prize pack that includes some of the season’s hottest gear! Remember – you can’t win if you don’t enter!

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What’s different about this sweepstakes?

In most sweepstakes, there is a great prize, but entries come from all over the United States or the world.

In this sweepstakes, the prize is still great, but in order to win, the winner MUST pick up his or her prize from either Ocala or Tallahassee, limiting contestants’ eligibility. In fact, all of the winners that have won our sweepstakes in 2021 have been from within the 22 counties that we serve. Previous winners have come from Ocala, Homosassa, Crystal River, and Tallahassee! Entrants are not competing with people in other states or other countries. We are not able to ship the prizes!

TWO ways to enter

You can enter to win by:

YOU CAN: find one of our tags at your favorite grocery, convenience, or beer store and scan the QR code to enter!

OR YOU CAN: enter today by visiting the contest website! Simply visit the sweepstakes website HERE and enter information for the chance to be drawn randomly as a winner.  The winner will be chosen on or around February 28th and will be given the chance to come to Team Cone’s offices in either Ocala or Tallahassee to claim the grand prize. (Note: anyone chosen as a winner must pick up their prize in person at one of Team Cone’s facilities.) Want an extra chance to win? Check the sweepstakes website to see how you can enter multiple times!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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For complete contest rules and terms, please visit the contest website HERE.

Want to learn more about Truly Margarita? Or maybe a cold Truly Hard Seltzer?
Head over to our Products Page for more information about our World Class portfolio of beverages.

 

 

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:

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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.

 

Cone Distributing to host Job Fair May 13th and 14th at Ocala Warehouse

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Cone Distributing (Team Cone) announces upcoming Job Fair at their Ocala Warehouse 

Team Cone will open the doors to their Ocala facility and host open interviews for positions in their warehouse beginning at 4pm on Friday, May 13th.

“We’re always looking for great teammates, and this Job Fair is the perfect opportunity for someone who is interested in a career with Team Cone to come to the warehouse and be interviewed on the spot for a position on our warehouse team,” says Team Cone Vice President of Operations, Steve Beckwith.

Team Cone is searching for great teammates to work in their air-conditioned 228,000 square-foot warehouse facility at 1551 NW 44th Avenue in Ocala.

Friday, May 13th: 4pm – 7pm

Saturday, May 14th: 9am – 2pm

“This is the beer business, and the beer business is supposed to be fun,” Beckwith says. “We do our best to make the job fun because at Team Cone, we don’t hire for jobs, we foster careers. If you’d like a job, go somewhere else. If you would like to start a career, come to Team Cone, it’s that simple.”

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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.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TEAM CONE

What does an Order Selector do? See what our teammates said when we asked our current Order Selectors.

 

Where can I find out more information about Team Cone? See what our teammates said about us when we were voted Best Companies to Work For In Florida.

 

What is a beer distributor? See what the National Beer Wholesalers Association says about beer distributors.

 

A Bike and Grill for Cinco De Mayo? – Enter here to Win!

Team Cone is excited to partner with our friends at Modelo Especial to give away a special prizes for Cinco de Mayo wherever your travels may take you.  Winners will receive a bike, and the grand prize winner will receive a Modelo Chopper Bicycle!
That’s right! We’re giving away a prize pack that includes some of the hottest gear on the market! Remember – you can’t win if you don’t enter!

MODELO Grill and Chill Sweepstakes

What’s different about this sweepstakes?

In most sweepstakes, there is a great prize, but entries come from all over the United States or the world.

In this sweepstakes, the prize is still great, but in order to win, the winner MUST pick up his or her prize from either Ocala or Tallahassee, limiting contestants’ eligibility. In fact, all of the winners that have won our sweepstakes in 2021 have been from within the 22 counties that we serve. Previous winners have come from Ocala, Homosassa, Crystal River, and Tallahassee! Entrants are not competing with people in other states or other countries. We are not able to ship the prizes!

TWO ways to enter

You can enter to win by:

YOU CAN: find one of our tags at your favorite grocery, convenience, or beer store and scan the QR code to enter!

OR YOU CAN: enter today by visiting the contest website! Simply visit the sweepstakes website HERE and enter information for the chance to be drawn randomly as a winner.  The winner will be chosen on or around February 28th and will be given the chance to come to Team Cone’s offices in either Ocala or Tallahassee to claim the grand prize. (Note: anyone chosen as a winner must pick up their prize in person at one of Team Cone’s facilities.) Want an extra chance to win? Check the sweepstakes website to see how you can enter multiple times!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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For complete contest rules and terms, please visit the contest website HERE.

Want to learn more about where you can grab a cold Modelo Especial near you? Or maybe a cold Modelo Negra?
Head over to our Beer Finder page for local retailers, bars, and restaurants.

 

 

What is #FlagshipFebruary? It’s about trying great beers

Great Beers to Try or Remember for Flagship February

 

As more beers enter the crowded marketplace and beer shelves, it’s easy to get lost in all of the hazy IPA, fruited sours, and light beers, losing sight of some of the beers that blazed a trail for today’s local, regional, and national craft brewers.

Flagship February was thought up by Canadian beer author Stephen Beaumont and beer writer Jay Brooks. The pair began with a simple question: in a world of special releases and one-off limited beers, what about all those great beers that changed so many minds about craft beer?  The goal of #FlagshipFebruary, both the hashtag and the idea, is to encourage everyone who enjoys craft beer to stop and consider the great beers that may have been overlooked in favor of a limited, a seasonal, or just the latest and greatest.

This is a month for the beers that brought so many people into the world of good beer, and the good news is that they’re still as awesome as they used to be. And the best news is that if given the opportunity, they can continue to do change minds and open hearts to the world of great beer – all they need is a sympathetic ear for their story and an open-minded drinker.

 

Here are a few beers to try out for Flagship February and beyond:

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

 

 

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA: The beer that needed a new piece of equipment and a new hop to make it. When Sierra Nevada Brewing realized that the time-honored method for dry-hopping beer wasn’t the most efficient one, they designed a piece of equipment to revolutionize the process, and the Hop Torpedo and this beer were born! One of the first uses of the much-beloved Citra hop is this hoppy beast of a beer.

Allagash White Ale

 

Allagash White: The first beer that Allagash Brewing of Portland, Maine ever brewed – this homage to the classic wheat beers of Belgium was just the favorite of brewery owner Rob Tod. Rob began trying to sell this beer and he never knew just how far it would go. Now Allagash is a Top 50 craft brewer in the U.S. and Allagash has just re-entered the Florida market, so this beer should be available in beer stores, bars, and restaurants again!

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager: Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch used to travel the country looking for distributors for his Boston Lager with a briefcase full of ingredients in baby food jars to explain to distributors who were used to selling beers from Budweiser and Miller about using different ingredients from the light lagers everyone was used to. Simply seeing the beer poured from a bottle or tap let drinkers know that they were in for a different experience. Today, the beer tastes just as good as it did when Jim first sold it – only the beer landscape has changed.

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Swamp Head Brewing Big Nose IPA: Gainesville’s first craft brewery built their reputation on the back of high-quality, innovative beer available anytime, but especially on an incredibly aromatic and hop-forward IPA called Big Nose. While the beer itself has not changed, many of the beers around it have. The good news is that Big Nose is still available anytime and anywhere Swamp Head’s beers are sold, and while the brewery has found a love of hazy IPAs, their anchor is still clear and malty with the same hop bite you remember.

New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale

 

New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale: Born from a love of Belgian beer after a fateful bike trip across Europe, it’s easy to forget that Fat Tire began in the founder’s basement and slowly grew in popularity until there was a fever pitch for the brewery to enter distribution in all 50 states. With so many Belgian-inspired beers in the market, it’s possible to forget this biscuity and slightly fruity amber ale that made New Belgium a household name. The great news is that Fat Tire is still available and still has the aroma and flavor that turned your head when you first tried it.

 

To find any of these great beers, head over to our Beer Finder to see where you can get your hands on these fine ales and lager!

 

What beer are you most excited about revisiting for Flagship February?

Team Cone donates over $70,000 for St. Jude in 2021

Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) combined forces with community members throughout the company’s 22-county footprint to give over $70,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

In an especially challenging year, Team Cone set a goal to fundraise $30,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They exceeded their goal by over 100%.

“We knew we wanted to continue living out our Core Value of giving back with caring, but we knew with COVID concerns we also had to cancel indoor, in-person events,” says Steve Beckwith, Team Cone’s Vice President of Operations. “Our team, our suppliers, and our community came through huge for us in making another impactful donation to this amazing organization.”

2021 marks the 13th 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 collect funds, make donations, or work to support the company’s annual drive for St. Jude. In those 13 years, Team Cone and their community have together raised $471,908 for the nonprofit hospital.

Planning and progress are already underway for Team Cone’s 2022 St. Jude fundraisers.  The company’s goal this year is to continue their legacy of community contribution by continually giving back with caring.

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About Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude – research that is shared freely with the global medical community. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

 

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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. The company expanded 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 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.