Who We Are
Connecticut’s Premier Beverage Distributor
Since 2013, We’ve Done Business In A Way That Builds Lasting Relationships.
What We Believe In
We hold ourselves to professionalism, common sense, and adaptability. We’re driven to be the best beverage distribution company in the world by continuously improving employee and customer satisfaction- and we won’t ever stop.
Honesty, giving back, and taking care of our people are the cornerstones of our company. These values have developed lasting relationships with our communities, customers, suppliers and employees.
We have a thirst for exceptional beverages, whether that’s a cold beer, a smooth whiskey, a crisp cider, a refreshing hard seltzer, or a fine wine, We represent great brands.
What We Do
We Create Distribution To Bring Exceptional Brands To Our Customers.
Our portfolio of beer, wine, spirits & more offers retailers one-stop shopping.
As part of the three-tier system, we partner with breweries, wineries, distilleries and other talented suppliers to grow our collective business through consultative sales, strategic marketing, and timely delivery.
We’re also a proud division of The Sheehan Family Companies, a distribution network spanning five generations since 1898. Craft Connecticut brings The Sheehan Family Companies’ strengths and years of experiences to our local markets, while staying true to our Upstate New York roots.
We partner with premium breweries, distilleries, wineries, and quality beverage makers to distribute an incredible array of products.
From storing, to delivery, and all the marketing, sales, and service in between, we ensure the beverages consumers love find their way to them.
Distributors safely deliver products to retailers ensuring consumers can find brands they love at their favorite stores, restaurants, and bars.
Our Team Leaders
Adam O'BrienGeneral Manager
Zack MoreauOperations Manager
Colin BreyerSpecialty Brand Manager
Thomas ApplebyArea Sales Manager
Kansas CallawayArea Sales Manager
Jonathan HalladayArea Sales Manager
Ulises AcunaAccounting Manager
"Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics."
-Gen. Omar Bradley
Zack began working for Sheehan Family Companies at Seaboard Products in 2014, after spending a few years in the Craft Beer industry in RI and MA. Prior to this, he attended Salve Regina University in Newport RI, where he attained his MBA in 2012 and won a Rugby National Championship.
Zack spent 2 years at Seaboard Products as their ICC, leading to impeccable inventory statistics while training multiple ICC’s who have gone on to other operations within the SFC network. In 2016, he transitioned into the role of Operations Manager for Craft Beer Guild of CT. In his position with Craft CT, Zack manages both the Warehouse and Delivery Departments. This includes the warehouse, handling equipment, inventory, delivery fleet, and all Operations staff across multiple shifts. When he is not working diligently with his team to make the Craft CT engine run silently, he can be found outdoors.
Specialty Brand Manager2012
Colin began working for Craft CT as one of the first employees hired when the company formed in 2012. Colin started out as a sales representative until he moved into an area sales manager role in 2016. After a couple years as an ASM, Colin took a role as the Specialty Brand Manager where he is responsible for relationships with many of the companies suppliers.
Area Sales Manager2014
Tom began working for Sheehan Family Companies at Union Beer as a Brooklyn Bodega Sales Rep in March of 2014. After spending a short time working on the brand/marketing team he shifted to Brooklyn Home D’s and Retail Beverage Centers. In 2019 Tom joined the Craft CT team as the ASM for Southern Connecticut.
Area Sales Manager2016
Kansas began working for Sheehan Family Companies at Craft Connecticut in 2016 after moving from the West Coast. In California and Oregon she worked in bars, restaurants and hotels in management and operations. After moving to Connecticut, Kansas started as a Route Sales Rep working in the Western Hartford County area, eventually moving into a Sales Supervisory role and most recently as an Area Sales Manager. Kansas earned her degree from Southern Oregon University with a BS in Political Science. She has always had a passion for the many facets of the beverage industry and working with the people it attracts.
Area Sales Manager2014
Jonathon began working for the Sheehan Family Companies with Craft Beer Guild of San Diego in October of 2014. Jonathon transferred to Craft Connecticut after relocating with his family to Connecticut in 2017. Jonathon has 17 years of experience in the beer distribution industry and understands many of the nuances as he has held positions as a Merchandiser, Sales Representative, and now an Area Sales Manager. When he is not at work, Jonathon enjoys spending time with his wife and son, attending hockey games, and traveling to new places.
Ulises began working for Craft Beer Guild of CT as an Accounting Manager in 2017. He is a Finance and Accounting Professional with experience in diverse industries such as media telecommunications, aerospace, and consumer products. Ulises earned his Accounting Degree from Sacred Heart University. Not only is he juggling numbers while working with Operations, Sales and the GM at the North Haven location, but he also supports Corporate with financial reporting, treasury and financial audit activities. Outside of work Ulises can be found spending time with his family as he enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling.
Values in Action
– Gerald Sheehan, Chairman of the Board