Whether it is the first time you had a Bud or a Goose or a hoppy new craft, beer inspires rich stories and fond memories. At River North, we understand the power of great beer and we are passionate about bringing a finer beer experience to Chicagoland.
River North is a privately held distributor that sells and markets some of the world's most renowned brands. Our brewery partners include over 60 of the finest importers and American craft breweries, and together they brew hundreds of beers, all available to you. For our retail customers, we provide the best team members in the field that focus on training and education. From telling the stories of our breweries, to sharing beer knowledge, providing the best selling and marketing support and ensuring an excellent delivery experience, we are dedicated to representing our breweries and their beers to the best of our abilities.
River North's employees come from every neighborhood in the City and from all sides of town. Our days start early with the rumbling of delivery trucks, and continue into the evenings with visits from highly trained sales, marketing and merchandising teams. Our staff gets the best beer training possible and is supported by state-of-the art systems and delivery equipment. These dedicated teams call on retailers, fill orders of tried and true brands and introduce new craft and import options weekly. They rotate fresh product in supermarket coolers, change tap lines at Wrigley Field, introduce bar owners to exciting new beers, and even hustle to bring a new keg to a street festival.
Our commitment does not stop there. We go the extra step on behalf of our brewery partners, spreading their stories and working tirelessly to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy their beers. Whether it is at the Green City Market Barbecue, the Greater North Michigan Avenue Magnificent Taste Event, Common Threads World Festival, or at one of the many wonderful beer festivals in Chicagoland, we give Chicago many opportunities to discover and enjoy new and memorable beers.
For beer, times are changing. Over the last several years, the beer industry has grown more exciting, with hundreds of new breweries and thousands of new beers to match your every taste. It is our honor to scour the country and globe for exciting, new brands and to bring them home for your enjoyment. We aspire to be the best distributor in the world and welcome your input on how we can serve you even better. Seven days a week we make sure Chicagoans have new beer stories to tell. I hope you’ll tell us yours.
Yusef D. Jackson
President & CEO