Annual Charity Golf Tournament a Hole-In-One

The vision and values of Columbia Distributing go well beyond the services we provide. While we are known for supplying a variety of well-known beverage brands throughout Washington, and Oregon, we also take great pride in giving back to the local communities.

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Employee Profile: Project Manager Emily Schmierer

Project managers play a key role in company growth and expansion. They are responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of specific projects for an organization, ensuring they’re completed on time, on budget, and to the standards set.

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Citrus Cocktails You Should Try at Home

Margaritas with salted rims and lime slices

The type of cocktail you choose can help set your mood. A warm drink on a cold day in Washington or Oregon, for example, can boost your spirits and have you feeling warm and cozy no matter the weather outside. On the flip side, you can try citrus-inspired cocktails when you want a refreshing flavor that uplifts your mood and leaves you feeling energized. Columbia Distributing has some delicious citrus-inspired alcoholic beverages to explore.

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Employee Spotlight: A Day in the Life of Columbia Distributing Driver James Nelson

James Nelson

James Nelson is a truck driver for Columbia Distributing, working out of the company branch in Pendleton, Oregon. Columbia Distributing provides alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to retailers, restaurants, and other establishments in the Pacific Northwest. The company prides itself on not only its top-tier beverage selection but also its commitment as an engaged community partner.

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Why Every Home Bar Should Have a Channel Knife

Male bartenders using a channel knife to create garnishes out of an orange peel

These days, the number of kitchen gadgets available can seem endless. There are air fryers, dicing mandolins, cherry pitters, and much more. It is challenging to decide which items are worth the cost and space, but there is one gadget that should be in every respectable kitchen or at-home bar, the channel knife. Whether you are making a drink, cooking, or baking, a channel knife is sure to improve the look and taste of your creations. Columbia Distributing serves Washington and Oregon. Here, we discuss why you should add a channel knife to your home bar.

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Employee Profile: Working with Salesperson Brandon Shaw

A career in the beverage distribution industry can provide individuals with many benefits. This statement rings especially true for the employees at Columbia Distributing. A premier alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distributor in Washington and Oregon, Columbia Distributing supplies retailers with a variety of well-known brands and serves as a top destination for prospective employees looking to break into this exciting industry.

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Employee Spotlight: A Day on the Job with District Sales Manager Brian Bliege

Brian Bliege

Columbia Distributing, a premier alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distributor in Washington and Oregon that supplies retailers with a variety of well-known brands, offers its employees the opportunity to work in an engaging environment with some terrific people. One of those people is district sales manager Brian Bliege. Having been with the company for eight years, Bliege provides a glimpse into what a typical day looks like working at Columbia Distributing and some of the amazing advantages for its employees.

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Creative Cocktail Garnishes to Spruce up Your Drink

Closeup of five cocktails with garnishes being held in celebratory toast

Transform your regular old cocktail into something worthy of a photo by simply adding a garnish. Not only does garnishing make the drink look pretty, though. They can also be functional and help enhance the cocktail’s flavor, texture, or aroma. Here, Columbia Distributing, one of the country’s largest distributors of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, walks you through some unique cocktail garnish ideas to try.

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Understanding IBU and What It Means for the Beer You’re Drinking

Low angle closeup of beer flight on table

The IBU scale makes categorizing the bitterness level in beer simpler. This system is extremely helpful when figuring out which type of beer is most appealing to a person’s palate. IBU stands for international bittering unit and is often found on craft beer labels and descriptions. Here, Columbia Distributing, a beverage distributor in Washington and Oregon, guides you through understanding the IBU of your beer.

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Beginners Guide to Different Types of Wine Glasses

Four different wine glasses with different types of wine

Style is not the only reason wine glasses come in unique shapes. While visual appeal is part of the design, it also serves a functional purpose. Here, Columbia Distributing, a beverage distributor in Washington and Oregon, outlines the different types of wine glasses and their related varietals.

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