Top Cider Fruits (That Aren’t Apples)

Cider Glass On Bar

Sipping a refreshing glass of hard apple cider is like biting into a crisp, juicy apple on a cool autumn afternoon. Apples are the predominant ingredient in most of the hard ciders we carry at Columbia Distributing, but what about other fruits?

Using different fruits to make hard cider adds a unique twist to the traditional method, offering bursts of new flavors with every sip. Almost every fruit can be fermented to make hard cider – find out which are the most popular, then head to Columbia Distributing to find your favorites.

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Perfect Spirit and Food Pairings for Your Next Get-Together

Friends Toasting

Who doesn’t love a crisp glass of wine paired with a delectable cheese spread? Though suitable for some, you might prefer a chilled glass of whiskey or a vodka cocktail instead. So when it comes to throwing your next dinner party, pairing dishes with complementary spirits is a great way to mix things up. Check out these spirit and food pairings to prepare for your next get-together with friends and family, and then find exactly what you’re looking for at Columbia Distributing.

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Kent, Wash. Driver Represents Columbia Distributing in 2018 National Truck Driving Championships

Earlier this month, Columbia Distributing sent Kent delivery driver Lance Anderson to compete in the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. This was the first time Columbia Distributing has been represented in this prestigious and elite competition.  Lance earned his way to nationals through maintaining a perfect safety record and by winning 1st Place in the state competition for the straight truck (box truck) division back in July.

The competition is comprised of three parts; a written test, an in depth pre-trip inspection, and finally, a driving skills test.  Drivers across the country study and train year-round in preparation for this event.  After it was all said and done, Lance finished 34th out of 50 drivers in the straight truck competition.

Lance displayed everything Columbia Distributing stands for during this week-long event, going out of his way at every opportunity he could to make new friends and tell them about the company he was there representing.  By the end of the week, Lance had received the nickname “Rookie, Rookie” and had people from all around the country telling him they could not wait to see him compete again next year.

Lance was very proud and appreciative for the opportunity to compete at nationals and added, “I have learned a lot from this experience and will be ready to bring the championship back to Kent next year!”


Throwing the Perfect Wine and Paint Party

Paint Palette With Wine Glass

Whether it’s for a bachelorette party or girls’ night out, drinking wine and painting is a great way to spend time with family and friends, get creative and enjoy a tasty beverage. With the tips below, you’ll have the skills for throwing the perfect wine and paint party. Continue reading…


NOW HIRING! What to expect as a Columbia Distributing Driver

Over the years, Columbia Distributing has grown into one of the nation’s premier beverage distributors, offering a massive range of both alcoholic and nonalcoholic products. But with more products comes more responsibility, and that’s why we’re hiring drivers for distribution in Washington, Oregon and California. Think this might be the position for you? Let’s talk about what you can expect as a Columbia Distributing driver. Continue reading…


What to Look for When Choosing a Spirits Distributor

Old Fashioned Cocktail On A Coaster

With the 21st amendment to the United States Constitution in 1933, Prohibition was repealed across the nation. At that point, the federal government established the three-tier system, whereby spirits suppliers are required to use a distributor to get their product to consumers. The three-tier system still exists to this day, and we’re happy to offer helpful tips on choosing a spirits distributor that fits your brand. Continue reading…


Summer Wines You Need to Try

Outdoor Wine ToastSummertime means late nights on the patio, relaxing around the pool and brunch dates with your friends. For now, put away your bottles of bold, spicier whites and reds and try out these must-have summer wines from Columbia Distributing. Continue reading…


A Day in the Life at Columbia Distributing

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Columbia Distributing is known throughout the region for our expansive portfolio of beverages and unmatched customer service. But we’ve also developed a reputation for showing our employees the appreciation they deserve for the role they play in ensuring the success of our everyday operations. Continue reading…


Breaking into the Beverage Distribution Industry

Columbia Distributing’s Oregon HR Manager, Kayla Perkins

Whether you’re yearning for a change of course or simply looking to put your skills to the test in a thriving industry, there’s a place for you at Columbia Distributing. But securing your first position in the beverage distribution world can seem daunting – especially if you’re just entering the field. Here, we’ll offer a few tips on breaking into the beverage distribution industry. Continue reading…


Why Seltzer Water Is Trending

Seltzer And Lime

As one of the many non-alcoholic beverages that we distribute at Columbia Distributing, seltzer water has seen an increased demand over the past several years. But what makes this fizzy drink so trendy and well-liked? Below, we dive into the reasons why seltzer has become the go-to drink for many Americans. Continue reading…