About Us: Our Beverage Distribution Company in the Greater Lehigh Valley Area
The name Banko Beverage Co has become synonymous with premier beverage distribution in the Greater Lehigh Valley Area. Learn more about our locally owned and operated company and the ways we have earned our outstanding reputation over the last 90 years.
Who We Are
Our History as a Beer Distributor
Becoming a premier beer distributor doesn’t just happen overnight. At Banko Beverage Co, we are proud of our long-standing history and the obstacles we have overcome as a business to get us where we are today.
Our origins date back to the Prohibition Era when we began as a soda distributor. Once Prohibition was repealed, we expanded our enterprises into beer distribution, supplying members of the community with Schaefer Beer as our first offering. We quickly began adding other notable brands to our lineup. Suppliers we picked up throughout the years included, Miller, Yuengling, Molson, Pabst, Heineken, Guinness, and Stella, to name a few. The biggest additions to Banko Beverage Co’s portfolio came in 1975 with Miller Lite, and later, we were part of the boom of Genesee Ale in the late 1970s. With a stacked roster of beers to offer, Banko Beverage Co was poised to take off.
Today, Banko Beverage Co is proud to boast an even more expanded roster of suppliers, as we are now one of the largest and oldest beer wholesalers in Pennsylvania. We currently serve more than 1,000 restaurants, bars, and distributors in the Greater Lehigh Valley Area and surrounding counties.
Returning to our roots, the company has recently grown once again to become a full-beverage enterprise, adapting to the changing tastes of the consumers. Banko Beverage Co’s list of products now includes seltzers, ready-to-drink, liquor-based canned cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. It is this ability to adapt to the ever-changing market that will ensure Banko Beverage Co is positioned to succeed in the years to come.
The growth of our portfolio at Banko Beverage Co propelled the need for a more expansive facility. In 2017, we introduced a new corporate office and a larger warehouse. These new facilities allow us to sustain our current growth and plan for future expansion.
Locally Owned & Operated Since 1933
At Banko Beverage Co, we contribute our success to our outstanding products and our dedicated team members. Dating back to the birth of our company, we have been fortunate to employ an exceptional team, who continuously go above and beyond to make our customers happy. Our team consists of key players that directly impact the success of this company. The leadership staff, sales representatives, operations employees, customer services team, and drivers all play a crucial role in the continuing success of Banko Beverage Co.
Banko Beverage Co and the Community
Banko Beverage Co is proud to be able to call the Greater Lehigh Valley Area home. As a member of the Allentown, PA, community, we understand our responsibility to give back. We have always strived to be active and engaged members of the community, giving back in any way possible. Over the decades, Banko Beverage Co has formed lasting partnerships with several nonprofit organizations and charities throughout the area.
We enjoy making our presence known by participating in various events and beverage promotions held throughout the year. We are honored to be the principal beer supplier for all ArtsQuest events, including the popular Musikfest, a 10-day festival that features over 500 performances on 16 stages. We have been the only beer supplier for this event since its inception 36 years ago. In addition, you can find us at major local events such as Christkindlmarkt, the Pocono Raceway, the Great Allentown Fair, the Celtic Classic Highland Games, and many more.
You Can Bank on Banko Beverage Co
Beverage disruption is in our veins at Banko Beverage Co. We are incredibly proud of the history we have built and serving members of the Greater Lehigh Valley community since 1933. We work hard to ensure local arenas, bars, convenience stores, restaurants, stadiums, and other establishments in the area are stocked with the finest options. Our service areas include Lehigh, Northampton, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, and other counties in the region. To learn more about our beverage distribution company, contact us today at Banko Beverage Co.