Kendall’s Pioneer, located in Kelso, Washington, is a family owned, boutique distributor of regional craft beer and wine. Our company name is a tribute to our owners’ great-grandparents, Laura and Kyle Kendall, who owned the original Kendall’s Pioneer in the 1930s where they were a distributor of soft drinks and beer in Bend, Oregon. They sold their business and in the early 1940s formed a new soft drink business in Vancouver, WA with their daughter and son in-law called Corwin Beverage. As the demand for local craft beer and wine continues to grow in popularity in the market place, the 4th generation of Kendalls have brought back Kendall’s Pioneer to serve consumers looking for delicious, regional craft beer and wine.
Kendall’s Pioneer focuses on getting small regional brands to market. If you are tired of being lost in the shuffle, you can get your brand noticed in our small book. Our retailers know that today’s consumers prefer to purchase locally produced products and they place importance on understanding the story behind the brand especially with craft beer and wine. Because we have a small book and are able to create relationships with our suppliers, we are able to focus more on each brand we sell and tell its story every day.
Our company’s purpose is to give small businesses a big opportunity. Our Northwest region is a growing market for local brewers and wineries; we are committed to partnering with suppliers from our region. Our family has over 70 years in the distribution business and we take pride in our relationships with our customers and suppliers. Sign on with us and you’ll see your brand is important and not just another one on the list.