The Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company began operating in October of 1982 with the purchase of a small Anheuser-Busch wholesaler—600,000 cases sold per year. The company grew by 25% during the 1980’s.
In late 1987 and early 1988, Fuhrer Wholesale Company rolled out Corona beer to a 9 county area and then began offering Coors Brewery brands, expanding its business operations into two divisions: Anheuser-Busch and Coors Brewing.
In 1988, Fuhrer moved its operations to its current location, 3100 East Carson Street. This expansion made it possible to help establish Coors as a major brand in Southwestern Pennsylvania in 1992. In 1995, Fuhrer grows even stronger by acquiring the Yuengling Brand for all counties it serves.
In 2002, Fuhrer Wholesale Company acquires additional Anheuser Busch territory of Westmoreland, Armstrong, Indiana and Jefferson, Fayette and Greene Counties.
Later that same year, Fuhrer completes a new Anheuser-Busch warehouse facility and begins delivering Anheuser-Busch and Coors brands on separate trucks.
In 2006, Fuhrer acquires Rolling Rock and the Micro/Specialty brand “Magic Hat.”
In December of 2008, Fuhrer acquires a local Pittsburgh Wholesaler and began distribution of brands that include Sam Adams, Labatt, Smirnoff Ice, Inbev Brands, Guinness, Sierra Nevada, and Penn Pilsner.
In September 2012, Fuhrer acquires the Anheuser-Busch Inbev brand rights in Butler and Lawrence counties.
Today, Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company sells 15 million cases of domestic, import and craft beers annually to 10½ counties in Western Pennsylvania, with annual sales totaling nearly $230 million.