Our Story

  In the small town of New Kensington a suburb of the City of Pittsburgh, an Italian immigrant John Galli Sr founded his company in 1926.  In the beginning with the help of his family, the first start to the business was a bottling company producing his own brand of Smile soda.  After prohibition ended  in 1933, the company began the distribution of beer and Galli Beer Distributing was Established. John & Mary Galli passed on the business to their 3 children Louis, Norma Jean & John Jr. The company prospered throughout the decades distributing top selling products such as Black Label in the 50s, Schlitz in the 60s, Fire-Brewed Stroh’s & Rolling Rock in the 70s-80s.  In the years to follow many  brewery consolidations presented much trial, but through our own consolidations and perseverance Galli Beer Distributing managed to stabilize and grow.

     Today, we are a third generation company that represents products from more than 30 suppliers, offering some of the best malt beverages available in the world. One of our prized beers Pabst Blue Ribbon, is distributed in Pittsburgh and a surrounding 9 county area.  It has become one of America’s fastest growing and trendy beers.  Along with PBR, the craft surge has also helped us gain momentum... selling better beers to a broader account base.  Our goal is to distribute the finest products while over-exceeding the market demands through a knowledgable sales force. Our empolyees and sales force are just as passionate about beer as the breweries who make it.