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A history in beverage

It’s in our family

In 1934, shortly after prohibition, Harry Watkins applied and was granted the first beer wholesale license in the state of Montana, starting a multigenerational love for the beer business. He passed along the tradition to his sons Ted and Bunts Watkins who went on to own Zip Beverage in Missoula and Watkins Distributing in Spokane, Wa. Ted’s two sons Mitch and Tony were given the opportunity to purchase a small beer distributor in Twin Falls, ID in 1988, which led to the creation of Watkins Distributing as it’s known today. Today the company is run by Mitch Watkins, two of his children, Annie Pfinsgraff and Conner Watkins and Mitch and Tony’s niece, Hannah Tagliaferro.

We grow together

With strong next generation leadership, and a great team of employees, Watkins Distributing has transformed from the average beer wholesaler to a all beverage, regional distributor with best in class service and product offerings.

Over the years

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North Idaho

701 W Buckles Rd

Hayden, ID 83835

(208) 762-4540

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South Idaho

518 Del Dr

Jerome, ID 83338

(208) 733-5705

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East Idaho

5999 S Doug Andrus Dr.

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

(208) 524-0700

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2240 S Cole Rd #110

Boise, Idaho 83709

(208) 524-0700

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East Montana

419 N 9th St

Miles City, MT 59301

(406) 234-0340

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Northwest Montana

1390 U.S. Hwy 2 W

Kalispell, MT 59901

(406) 755-4203

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Central Montana

1010 Intermountain St.

Billings, MT 59101

(406) 245-7744

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