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.

Man eating takeout food and watching movie with a beer
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.

 

Beers To Go Sign
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.

Support Local Business sign

 

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.

Two Lane American Golden Lager

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?

Saint Archer Gold Promotions

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.

Saint Archer Gold logo

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.

Beer Can Appreciation Day – Ten facts about beer cans

While beer cans are wildly popular on Fridays, this particular Friday happens to be the day in history when the first beer can was sold, so it is remembered as Beer Can Appreciation Day. While beer cans have undergone many changes in style and structure, cans have made it possible to enjoy beer in ways and places that glass simply cannot go.

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale

Since it’s Beer Can Appreciation Day, and what better way to mark this celebration than with facts about America’s favorite beer-holding vessel?  How many of these did you know?

Did you know:

  1. Beer cans were first invented in 1935. Krueger’s Finest and Krueger’s Cream Ale were first sold in cans in Richmond, Virginia.
  2. Beer cans chill down faster than bottles.
  3. Beer cans are the most recycled packaging materials on earth.
  4. Beer cans are preferred by most brewers because they help keep out two of beer’s worst enemies: light and oxygen.
  5. Cans are better for brewers’ and consumers’ wallets – they are lighter and more transportable than bottles.
  6. While beer bottles have always outsold beer cans, 2020 could be the first year where beer cans dethrone their glass brethren from the #1 spot.
  7. Beer cans, at one time, were capped with bottle caps. As a transition between bottling equipment and canning equipment, manufacturers made it possible to seal a beer can with bottle caps.
  8. One large keg of beer (a half-barrel of 15.5 gallons) contains the liquid of 165 twelve-ounce cans of beer.
  9. In 2018, the United States beer industry sold over 2.8 billion cases of beer.  That’s more than 67 billion 12-ounce cans of beer!
  10. The state of Florida produced enough beer last year to sell 2.6 gallons (or roughly 28 cans) of beer every resident of legal drinking age.

 

Blue Moon Light Sky

Coppertail Free Dive IPA on ice

What are the best ways to celebrate Beer Can Appreciation Day?

Enjoy beer from a can! Whether you enjoy local craft beer like Infinite Ale Works Trails or Lake Tribe Red Cloud, national craft beer like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Samuel Adams Boston Lager, or a drinkable lager like Miller Lite or Saint Archer Gold – crack one open and savor the flavor.

Check out some of the newest cans available! Beers like Blue Moon Light Sky are brand new to cans and available in one of the newest types of cans: slim cans.

Appreciate the art on a beer can’s label! Check out the unique art of beers like Coppertail Brewing’s Free Dive IPA cans with art by artist Evan Harris, Swamp Head Brewery’s eco-themed art on their Stumpknocker (or any other) cans, or the turtle-themed adventures of Terrapin Beer Company’s Hopsecutioner or Up-Hi IPA cans.

When you’re finished with the can, recycle it and revel in one of the finest attributes of the can.

However you decide to celebrate Beer Can Appreciation Day, we hope it’s with one of these wonderful vessels in your hand!  Cheers!

 

Team Cone holiday schedule update 2019

Team Cone Holiday Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To our valued customers and teammates,

Team Cone will be adjusting our operating hours during the week of December 23rd in order to give our teammates Christmas Day, December 25th to spend with their families.

We will be following the schedule below and working a day ahead, beginning on Sunday, December 22nd.  This schedule will apply to both our Sales Team and our Delivery Team.

 

If your normal SALES DAY is:

Monday, December 23rd

 

Tuesday, December 24th Wednesday, December 25th Thursday, December 26th Friday, December 27th Saturday, December 28th
Your sales representative will visit on:
 

Sunday, December 22nd

 

Monday, December 23rd

 

Tuesday, December 24th

 

Thursday, December 26th

 

Friday, December 27th

 

Saturday, December 28th

 

If your normal DELIVERY DAY is:

Tuesday, December 24th Wednesday, December 25th Thursday, December 26th Friday, December 27th Saturday, December 28th
 

Your delivery will come on:

 

Monday, December 23rd

 

Tuesday, December  24th

 

Thursday, December 26th

 

Friday, December 27th

 

Saturday, December 28th

As always, if you have any issues or concerns, please contact us via telephone, email, or website, or reach out to your Team Cone teammate.

We thank you for helping us make this adjustment so that we can give our hard-working teammates time with their families. We are grateful for your continued understanding, and we wish you a happy, safe, and peaceful Christmas and New Year’s season.

 

Sincerely,

Team Cone Management

Team Cone Thanksgiving schedule update 2019

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we wanted to give you, our teammates, customers, and community an update on our sales and delivery schedules we will run during the week of the holiday, from Sunday, November 24th until Saturday, November 30th.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we run this altered schedule in order to help our teammates spend this special day with their friends and family.

Please see the schedule below for details.  If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to your Team Cone representative or call our offices.  Click here for our contact information.

Please note that our Sales and Delivery departments each have schedule alterations below.

If your normal SALES DAY is:

Monday, November 25th Tuesday, November 26th Wednesday, November 27th Thursday, November 28th Friday, November 29th Saturday, November 30th
Your sales representative will visit on:
Sunday, November 24th Monday, November 25th Tuesday, November 26th Wednesday, November 27th Friday, November 29th Saturday, November 30th

 

 

If your normal DELIVERY DAY is:

Tuesday, November 26th Wednesday, November 27th Thursday, November 28th Friday, November 29th Saturday, November 30th
Your delivery will come on:
Monday, November 25th Tuesday, November 26th Wednesday, November 27th Friday, November 29th Saturday, November 30th

 

 

Winter Seasonal Beers: No snow but plenty of cheer

While Floridians don’t usually have to hunker down for an intense winter like their northern counterparts, the beers of winter still make their annual rounds.  The Sunshine State may still hold its name during the snowy winter months, but with the holidays around the corner there are plenty of chances to enjoy that cold beer with loved ones.

 

After all, just because Florida doesn’t get sleet, snow, and ice doesn’t mean that a Floridian will turn down beers next to the fire pit on a chilly night or with friends at your favorite hangout.

 

Here are a few winter brews to taste against the winds of Florida’s cold season:

 

Samuel Adams Winter Lager

 

 

Samuel Adams Winter Lager (5.6% ABV): a classic winter beer, this relatively strong lager blends the sweetness of malted barley with spices synonymous with wintertime like cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel. Like the liquid version of ginger snap cookies, Winter Lager can pull up a chair for dinner or dessert, pairing well with baked brie, a roast turkey, or gingerbread.

 

 

 

 

 

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2019

 

 

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (6.8% ABV): First brewed in 1981, Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale is the perfect gift for those who love hoppy beers – as its hops are picked at the peak of freshness. A massive dose of citrus and pine greets the nose before every sip and lingers around into the beer’s finish.  Try this American classic and see for yourself why it continues to stand the test of time.

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

 

 

Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA (7.5% ABV): This crowd-favorite IPA began its life as a draft offering in the Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats in Rehoboth, Delaware. After pubgoers loved it, the beer saw national distribution and has grown each year since it became a regular wintertime offering from Dogfish Head. The beer is an IPA that features the addition of maple syrup and is continually hopped throughout the boil, then dry-hopped for even more hoppy aroma. The liquid speaks for itself – especially among grilled meats or guacamole appetizers.

 

 

 

 

Coppertail Brewing Alpha Hunt: Pax Odeon

 

 

Coppertail Brewing Alpha Hunt Series: Pax Odeon (8.4% ABV): Coppertail Brewing’s Alpha Hunt Series is all about exploration both in the story and in the beer. In story, each beer is named for fictional hunters that go in search of the mythical Coppertail monster that the brewery is named for. In reality, the beers are about Coppertail brewer Casey Hughes brewing IPAs to try out new and cutting-edge hop varietals and hop blends in a similar spirit of exploration.  Pax Odeon is a hazy IPA that features a blend of Loral, Sabro, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops that tempt the spirit of adventure all the way around.

 

 

New Belgium Brewing Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale

 

 

 

New Belgium Brewing Up Next: Nitro Cold Brew Cream Ale (5.0% ABV): While winter is infamous for its darker beers that have a higher alcohol presence, New Belgium Brewing has crafted one of the lightest brews of the winter, releasing a cream ale with Austin, Texas-based High Brew coffee.  The beer is light in body and infused with coffee that is then canned with nitro for the nitro cold brew experience in a 5% ABV beer.

 

 

 

 

Funky Buddha Last Snow can

 

 

Funky Buddha Brewery Last Snow (6.4% ABV): Funky Buddha Brewery calls Last Snow its “ode to that special time in our home state where the needle dips just south of 75 – even for the briefest of moments.”  The beer is layered with tones of coffee, chocolate, and coconut throughout the aroma, flavor, and finish.  Open one today and watch the aroma draw in those around you, or better yet, open one and enjoy it with braised beef or black forest cake.

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever beer you decide to celebrate the winter with this year, we hope the season is a happy one for our teammates, families, customers, and communities.