Best Alcoholic Ice Cream Floats

Ice Cream Float In Glass Mug

Is there any dessert as quintessentially summery as an ice cream float? They are a staple of country fairs, picnics, and summer events, as well as kitchens everywhere. If you’re bored of the same old soda, though, why not try a grown-up twist? Here, Columbia Distributing, which serves the West Coast, suggests these five great recipes for alcoholic ice cream floats the next time you’re looking for a cool, sweet treat. Continue reading…

Essential Brews for Barbecue Season

Friends Enjoying Drinks At Barbeque

When you think of summer get-togethers, you probably imagine a barbeque. Even as we’re social distancing and wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s an American tradition to gather outdoors, enjoy great food, and make memories with loved ones. Food isn’t the only thing that makes a barbeque, though – you also need quality brews to match. This guide from the West Coast’s Columbia Distributing can help you pair beers for BBQs of all kinds, from delicate and sweet to savory and everything between. Continue reading…

Health Benefits of Iced Teas

Two glasses of iced tea

Picture it: it’s a bright, sunny day, and you’re resting in the shade. What drink would go perfectly with this setting? You guessed it – iced tea. As one of the most consumed beverages in the world, there really is no wrong place to enjoy a refreshing glass. However, many are unaware of the health benefits that drinking this popular, timeless beverage can yield. Here, Columbia Distributing, a beverage distributor in the Pacific Northwest, explores iced tea health benefits you can reap when you reach for a glass. Continue reading…

Expanding Your Non-Alcoholic Summer Drink Choices

Ice Cold Lemonade DrinksWhen the weather starts to heat up, our thoughts naturally turn to ice cold drinks. If you’re looking for some new ways to beat the heat this summer, Columbia Distributing can help. Try out these non-alcoholic summer drinks – great for you and for the kids!

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Best Occasions for a Glass of Wine

Couple toasting with wine glassesWine isn’t just for fancy celebrations or date nights. By drinking a glass of your favorite wine, you can elevate your mood, enhance the tone of a particular setting, and even augment the taste of your food. To achieve any one of these feats, you might choose to sip on a citrusy white wine, a deep red wine, or even a nice, dry rosé. The combinations are truly limitless, which is why the Columbia Distributing team has put together this handy list of some of the best wine occasions that you can take part in.

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Drink Lineup for a 21st Birthday Party

Group of friends toasting

Turning 21 is a major milestone. As soon as the clock strikes midnight, you’ll earn the coveted privilege of taking your first legal sip of alcohol. To celebrate this momentous occasion, you’ll likely want to kick off your year with a celebratory bang, even as you’re social distancing during COVID-19. But with so many delicious alcoholic beverages to choose from, how will you know where to start on your special day? Columbia Distributing, a beverage distributor in the Pacific Northwest, suggests these 21st birthday drinks.

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Cocktails for a Spring Garden Party

Table with spring flowers

The right cocktails can turn any spring picnic into a garden party, regardless of the actual size of your garden. Your get-togethers may be smaller as you’re social distancing during COVID-19, but as the weather warms up, a backyard, patio, or terrace can all make perfect venues for a seasonal get-together. Whether you’re planning on grilling or catering from your favorite restaurant, Columbia Distributing in Portland, Oregon, encourages you to pair your meal with refreshing spring cocktails. Here are a few recipes that are sure to impress your guests.

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Happy Mint Julep Day

Mint juleps in silver cups

A mint julep is a refreshing and minty high-class cocktail that’s commonly associated with the American South and its cuisine. Smooth bourbon, crisp mint, and loads of ice make it super refreshing with just enough sweetness to bring it from good to great.

May 30 is the official day to celebrate the mint julep drink. With fresh mint already plentiful and summer fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to bring out the julep cups and stock up on bourbon and ice. To help you prepare for Mint Julep Day, Columbia Distributing in Portland, Oregon, breaks down what makes mint juleps so great, their history, and how to make them.

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Living It Up with Lime in Drinks

Slices of lime in a drink with iceYou’re familiar with limes – they’re the small, round, green cousin of oranges and lemons. Sweet with an acidic bite, they have a floral scent and undertone and are popular in pies and salsa. But did you know they’re great in drinks, too? Here, Columbia Distributing in Portland, Oregon, takes a closer look at everything you need to know about the timeless and tasty tradition of lime in drinks.

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Introducing Our New Online Retailer Portal

Store Employee Ordering Wine

Since 1935, Columbia Distributing has strived to find new ways to better serve our customers, including shops, restaurants, bars, and more. Today, we’re proud to announce our online retailer portal, designed to make ordering and account management simple while preserving the premier customer service you’ve come to expect. Whether you’re an existing customer in Oregon, Washington, or California or seeking a new online beverage distributor, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get started.

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