Carolina Beverage Group, LLC
Carolina Beverage Group, LLC was founded in 1997 by CEO J. Michael Smith and President John Stritch. The company was the creator and maker of a dozen, high-quality, craft beers sold and distributed in five Mid-Atlantic States under the Carolina Blonde and Cottonwood Ales brands. In 2001, the company expanded its operations to offer contract packaging services after being recognized as one of the first craft breweries in the country to utilize PET packaging for its beers.
Today, the company has a reputation as a world-class co-packing producer for numerous national and international beverage brands. With an emphasis on co-packing specialty-sized cans, the company’s customers include the who’s who in the beverage world, including makers of well known malt beverages, distilled spirits, energy drinks, tea’s, functional and other ready-to-drink beverages.
The company’s state-of-the-art facility in Mooresville, N.C. has a current capacity of 45 plus million cases annually, including the latest in high-speed can filling, batching, tunnel pasteurization, flash pasteurization, hot fill (cans only) and laboratory technologies.