FAMILY VALUES. WORLD-CLASS LEADERSHIP.
SINCE 1944, WE ARE LAKE BEVERAGE
It’s been said that the strength of a company depends on the quality of its people. We couldn’t agree more.
WE’RE COMMITTED TO OUR PEOPLE
1933 new beginning
Prohibition ends and William Partridge of Webster, NY goes from making cider on his farm to distributing beers like Old Topper and Standard Ale from the Rochester Brewing Company.
1944 FAMILY PIONEER
Dick Herr was the family’s pioneer in the beer business as he buys William Partridge’s beer business then located at 120 North Main St. in Fairport, NY. Within a couple of years, he moves it to 80 North Main St. in Fairport.
Anheuser-Busch assigns brand distribution rights to Lake Beverage.
1966 NEW OWNERSHIP
Dick’s brother-in-law, Ray Scheible, buys the business and moves it to 23 Linden Park in East Rochester, NY. He remains active in the business until 2001.
1974 WELCOME CHAIRMAN
Ray’s son-in-law, Hank Schroeder, joins the company where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board.
1986 Mr. President
Hank’s son, Bernie Schroeder, joins the company and is currently the President.
The company moves to 900 John St. in West Henrietta, where it is currently located, and more than doubles its facility.
2001 NEW RIGHTS
Lake Beverage buys West Beer and gets brand rights for Livingston, Ontario and Yates counties as well as the town of Wayland in Steuben county.
2011 family first
Bernie’s daughter, Kristie Barr, joins the Lake Beverage team. Lake Beverage continues to expand its facility for the evergrowing business needs.
2012WINE AND SPIRITS
2012 WINE AND SPIRITS
Lake Beverage becomes the first beer distributor in New York State, outside of the NYC area, to branch into wine and spirits.
Lake Beverage is awarded the Ambassadors of Excellence in bronze designation by Anheuser-Busch, and celebrates its 75th anniversary of serving the Greater Rochester region.
Lake Beverage celebrates 75-years in business.
Watch our commemorative video on the left.
FOUR GENERATIONS OF FAMILY LEADERSHIP
The beverage business is always evolving. Yet one thing is constant in the Greater Rochester region: Lake Beverage. We are a family-owned distributor with strong ties to our community.
When you’ve been serving a community for more than 75 years, the connections grow strong.
Here are some of the organizations we support.
These organizations help us stay up to date with the latest issues, laws, trends, and products. All so we can maximize the success of our suppliers and customers. At every stage, it’s about relationships.
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Lake Beverage Corporation
900 John Street
West Henrietta, NY 14586