World-Class, Since 1983
St. Killian is a full-service importer, providing all 50 states with world-class beers and malt beverages from around the globe. Since 1983, we have been mindfully crafting our portfolio of exceptional ales and lagers. St. Killian keeps a watchful eye on specialty beer trends, and are continually looking for opportunities to expand our range with unique and interesting styles of malt beverages. We partner with each brewery we represent to share their distinctive products – and their unique stories – with beer enthusiasts across the United States.
St. Killian Importing Co. is a division of the L. Knife & Son Companies. L. Knife & Son was established in Plymouth, MA in 1898. Since then, mergers and acquisitions have led to a network of 20 distributorships in 14 states: one of the largest distributor networks in America.
With our full-service staff, brewers can focus on brewing and wholesalers can focus on sales
Focuses on building and maintaining relationships with wholesalers and key retail accounts. They are responsible for communicating each brand’s unique selling features to both, our customers and consumers. Sales staff are located throughout the US in order to ensure maximum coverage for our brands.
Our chain staff develops and maintains relationships in key national and regional chain accounts. They serve as the primary point of contact and ensure smooth and successful communications between key accounts as well as wholesale partners concerning chain programs and initiatives. They work with Marketing to develop chain programming in line with company’s marketing initiatives. They also coordinate and communicate all chain program execution with St. Killian personnel to ensure proper program implementation.
Marketing works with the brand owners to ensure that each brand is properly represented to our customers, and ultimately, to consumers. Services of marketing include creating ABPs/Marketing Plans, managing marketing budgets, promotion creation/execution, POS ordering/management, social media, trade show coordination and sales analysis.
Responsible for ensuring that product is forecasted, ordered and received correctly and in a timely manner. Order product from breweries, manage product transportation, and work with warehouse personnel. Logistics also receives and processes customer orders.
Manages company financials/accounting, AP/AR, billing, payroll and pricing. Office staff also handles all compliance related functions to ensure that all product is being sold legally, in terms of both, federal and state requirements.