Faust Distributing History
Faust Distributing Company
Faust Distributing History

History

1960-1979

1960

  • Falstaff Distributing moves to a 6,600 square-foot warehouse on North Main Street.

1964

  • Falstaff Distributing begins distributing Miller products. Don Faust changes the name of the company to Faust Distributing Company.
  • Faust sells 378,800 cases of Falstaff beer and 16,612 cases of Miller beer.

1965

  • Faust Distributing moves to a 12,000 square-foot warehouse. The company now employs 20 people, has nine route trucks, and manages 900 customer accounts.

1974

  • In August, Miller introduces Miller Lite. In the next five months, Faust sells 31,000 cases of Miller Lite.
  • Miller Brewing Company becomes Faust Distributing's predominant supplier.

1975

  • The Falstaff brands begin losing steam. Faust gives the distribution rights to a close friend and a competitor, Buddy Bray, owner of Pearl Distributing of Baytown, Texas.
  • Faust Distributing sells its first million cases of beer.

1978

  • Faust purchases South Texas Distributing Company in Poteet, Texas. The distributorship services a five-county area south of San Antonio.
  • Faust Distributing wins its first Miller Masters Award.

1979

  • Faust Distributing sells 2 million cases of beer.