Carlson Distributing, Inc.

Welcome to Carlson Distributing, Utah's leading distributor of the finest brews available. We specialize in marketing, selling, and distributing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to the Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. For information on newest beer releases and events visit our Facebook page.

About Us

Richard Carlson founded Carlson Distributing Co., Inc. in 1974. He started in the beer business by working for his father Harold Carlson who was a Hamm’s Brewery representative in Chicago and later became a distributor for the Hamm’s Brewing Company in Rockford Illinois. The distributor was called the Hamm Brew Sales Company, they were the first distributor in the nation to sell aluminum canned beer.

Richard learned the business and established great relationships with various brewery representatives. Through his relationship with Olympia, Richard secured the opportunity to represent Olympia in Salt Lake City, Utah. As time progressed, new brands were introduced to the Utah market. Additional growth was attained by purchasing other distributors within the market area which included: Gateway Distributing in 1980, and Star Brands Distributing in 1984 which represented the Miller Brewing Company.

The acquisition of Miller Brewing Company fundamentally changed the business overnight by nearly doubling the size of the company. Since the beginning, Carlson has been instrumental in terms of bringing many of the great beer brands of the world to Utah. We hope you enjoy cheers!


We distribute the finest brands to the Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. All products are subject to change without notice.


Mike's Hard Lemonade, Mike's Hard Strawberry Lemonade, Mike's Hard Black Cherry Lemonade
Mike's Hard Lemonade First established in 1999, Mike's Hard Lemonade has brought the flavor and fun in cans and bottles everywhere. By 2001 the company had already released its Hard Cranberry Lemonade, and it didn't take much longer to spread the flavor across the nation. After more than ten years of unconventional refreshment, Mike's Hard Lemonade remains crisp, hard, and refreshing.
Miller Lite
Miller Lite In 1975, Miller Brewing Co. introduced Miller Lite. As the first low-calorie beer to be distributed nationally, Miller Lite essentially became the first mainstream light beer. Today, Miller Lite continues its commitment to great taste and innovation.
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pabst Blue Ribbon Premium lager brew crafted with a hefty infusion of 6-row barley in its ingredient package, a carefully balanced carbohydrate profile from corn syrup, and a unique combination of Pacific domestic hops blended with an imported Yugoslavian variety.
Miller High Life
Miller High Life Combine a classic, award-winning American-style lager with a crisp, smooth flavor, then top it off with a price that won't leave a bad taste in your mouth, and it makes good sense why they call Miller High Life the Champagne of Beers.
Miller Genuine Draft
Miller Genuine Draft Miller Genuine Draft utilizes an innovative cold filtering process that allows us to capture fresh draft taste in every bottle. Unlike many beers, it’s never heat pasteurized, which means it’s genuinely draft beer, bottled.
Miller 64
Miller 64 It's a new day for beer lovers everywhere who want crisp, clean taste in a beer that complements their on-the-go life. Miller 64 lets you enjoy a light, refreshing beer when you deserve a moment of fun and relaxation without all the extra calories and carbs.
Leinenkugel's Seasonal
Leinenkugel's Seasonal Brews Since 1867, the Leinenkugel family has been traditionally crafting beers that capture the spirit of the great outdoors. Our seasonal brews go a step further by embracing the essence of each season with adventurous styles and new flavors
Milwaukee's Best
Milwaukee's Best Premium Introduced in 1984, Milwaukee's Best Premium features premium flavor, without the premium price. Brewed for a man’s taste, Milwaukee’s Best Premium is a lager of the finest quality malted barley, selected grains and choicest hops.
Milwaukee's Best Ice
Milwaukee's Best Ice Milwaukee’s Best Ice was introduced nationally in 1994. A refreshing, smooth, highly drinkable ice lager, the temperature of Milwaukee’s Best Ice is lowered to below freezing during brewing to form ice crystals that impart the beer's smoothness.
Rainier Beer by Pabst
Rainier Pure spring waters combine with golden barley and verdant hops to produce a beer rich in taste and texture. Fermented slowly with a pedigree yeast culture under tightly controlled conditions, Rainier comes forth with a satisfying malty flavor over a slightly fruity background, spiced with Chinook, Mt. Hood, and Willamette hop notes.
Olympia by Pabst
Olympia Olympia lager blends nature's finest raw materials from the fields of the Great Northwest into an icon as stunning as the land itself. Pure mountain water and golden barley tan this smooth sculpted beer like Mount Olympia itself.
Rolling Rock
Rolling Rock Using a time-honored recipe, Rolling Rock is a classic American lager that is as well-known for its distrinctive, full-bodied taste as it is for its craftsmanship, heritage and painted green bottle.
Shiner Ruby Redbird
Shiner Ruby Redbird Once available only in summer months, this easy drinking lager is now ready for harvevst year-round. Pucker up and savor the taste of tart texas ruby red grapefruit with a kick of ginger. After all, it's summertime somewhere.
Steel Reserve
Steel Reserve Introduced in 1998, Steel Reserve is a leading high-gravity lager brand. Steel Reserve is slow-brewed with extra barley and select hops, giving it an exceptionally smooth taste.


Corona Extra
Corona Extra From the beginning, Corona has been about connections - people coming together, strangers becoming friends, and old friends becoming even closer. Corona represents a philosophy of living in the moment that has been embraced around the world.
Dos Equis
Dos Equis Dos Equis Lager is fresh, crisp and golden. It's more like a pilsner than a tradition lager. Dos Equis Amber is a traditional Vienna style amber lager with a rich, big flavor.
Modelo Especial A rich, full-flavored pilsner beer with a slightly sweet, well-balanced taste, light hop character and crisp finish. Modelo Especial has been brewed and packaged in Mexico by Grupo Modelo since 1925 and became available in the U.S. in 1990.
Foster's Lager Its bright, golden color sits beneath a creamy foam head. A moderate aroma with full malty character. Bright, golden color that delivers a refreshing beer-drinking experience with a crisp, clean hop finish.
Tecate and Tecate Light
Tecate & Tecate Light Tecate is a beer with character that proudly celebrates the sport with the most character, that’s why we created a space for the boxing fans. We encourage you not to get a haircut or text your ex after drinking Tecate. Enjoy Tecate responsibly.
Guinness Swirling clouds tumble as the storm begins to calm, settle, breathe in the moment, then break through the smooth, light head to the bittersweet reward. Unmistakeably GUINNESS® draught from the first velvet sip to the last, lingering drop.
Sapporo Light
Sapporo Light Abundantly using select aroma hops, Sapporo Premium Light has a gentle, smooth, and elegant flavor. Although low in calories, this natural light beer never disappoints thanks to the great flavor inherited by Sapporo Premium.
Schofferhofer Grapefruit
Schofferhofer Grapefruit Schöfferhofer Grapefruit is the unique combination of sparkling smooth Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen with grapefruit flavoring.
Kirin Beer
Kirin Beer Headquartered in Tokyo, is one of Japan’s most prominent and respected breweries. Its history dates back to 1888 and in that time, the name Kirin has become synonymous in Japan and around the world withbeer of the highest quality.
Beck's Light
Beck's Light Since 1873 we are the first brewer to protect their beer behind green glass, we were also the first to export beer from Germany in a steel keg, ensuring the beer tasted as fresh when it arrived as when it left the brewery.

Microbrews and Craft

Deschutes River Ale
Deschutes River Ale Here’s one that’s clean and refreshing enough for the long haul, but fully graced with hop aroma, malt heft and clear craft passion. Sit back, relax, and let the subtle pleasures reveal.
Moab Johnny's IPA
Moab Brewery Johnny's IPA An American style IPA, golden in color with light malt hues and strong hop characteristics. Its vibrant citrus aromas and bitterness are created by four bold American hops. Our dry hopping gives this beer that distinctive and aggressive hop finish.
Moab Brewery Rocket Bike Lager
Moab Brewery Rocket Bike Lager Brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. Amber in color, medium bodied with a malty character. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness and a crisp clean finish.
Moab Brewery Especial
Moab Brewery Especial This classic American ale is golden in color and delicately hopped for a refreshingly dry finish. The perfect choice when you just want "a nice cold beer."
Moab Brewery Red Rye IPA
Moab Brewery Red Rye IPA Rye and hops, one of beers great combinations! Our Red Rye IPA blends the spicy characteristics of rye malt with the bold flavors of American hops. Chinook, Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe work to create a fantastic hop experience, while the rye imparts a crisp and refreshing finish. Red Rye IPA is a medium bodied ale with a rich caramel hue and zesty distinctive flavor.
Moab Brewery Black Raven Oatmeal Stout
Moab Brewery Black Raven Stout Our oatmeal stout has plenty of roasted malts and is delicately hopped for a thick, creamy start and a crisp finish. Served unfiltered for extra vitamins "evermore."
Moab Brewery Dead Horse Amber Ale
Moab Brewery Dead Horse Amber Ale Deadhorse Ale is named after the scenic overlook near Canyonlands. A traditional English mild ale with a well-balanced malt-to-hop ratio. The perfect beverage to compliment all foods.
Moab Brewery Over the Top Hefeweizen
Moab Brewery Over the Top Hefeweizen An American wheat ale served unfiltered, leaving the yeast and B-complex vitamins in the glass, offering superior quenchability! Try it with a lemon.
Moab Brewery Porcupine Pilsner
Moab Brewery Porcupine Pilsner A German style lager that is a flavorful, tasty, light beer. Lightly hopped with a touch of saaz.
Moab Brewery Scorpion Pale Ale
Moab Brewery Scorpion Pale Ale Although this pale ale is mild in color, look out! It has six hop additions to tantalize the senses. But beware, it is known as "The Ale That Stings!"
Lagunitas Copper Fusion 17
Lagunitas Copper Fusion Ale This dry and hoppy copper ale is packed full of some of our favorite Northwestern Hops from Perrault Farms (over 2 lbs. per barrel!), and copper-fied it with some dark crustal malts to make this tropical, earthy, and stoooopidly slammable ale.
Ballast Point Even Keel
Ballast Point Even Keel Our Even Keel is a hoppy ale designed for smooth sailing. A full-flavored beer with a silky malt backbone and a bright hop profile of herbs and citrus, it packs all the taste of an IPA in a sessionable alcohol content. This ale is perfect for leisurely days on the water, when all you want are a few beers and a level ride.
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer is a lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. This easy drinking American-style wheat beer has become our most popular offering, and the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.
Park City Brewery Hooker Blonde Ale
Park City Brewery Hooker Blonde Ale Park City Brewery’s Hooker Blonde Ale is an excellent choice after a successful day on the river matching the hatch or stripping the perfect line… It’s brewed in the classic Kolsch style from Cologne, Germany and is designed to be light and thirst quenching, similar to the pilsners familiar to many American beer drinkers. It’s simply delicious, smooth, and tasty. Clear with a bright, straw yellow hue, the Hooker Blonde Ale makes use of a single, noble hop variety throughout the boil for a zesty spice flavor and bitterness.
Park City Brewery Last Pitch IPA
Park City Brewery Last Pitch IPA Park City Brewery’s Last Pitch is a sessionable India Pale Ale with a golden orange hue and moderate to low malt backbone, smooth with a slight caramel sweetness. We hope you find as much satisfaction when drinking a Last Pitch IPA as you would after sending that Last Pitch to the summit! Generous and multiple hop additions provide 60 IBUs of smooth, hoppy bitterness and a rich bouquet of hop flavors and aromas that include piney, spicy, floral undertones, dominated by bursts of citrus and grapefruit. We dry hop our IPA to provide additional tropical and citrus hop aroma. This Last Pitch of hops completes the balance of hop character. Try Last Pitch IPA today and definitely let us know what you think. We think you’ll love it…
Park City Brewery Boogie Water
Park City Brewery Boogie Water Brown Ale Park City Brewery’s Boogie Water Brown utilizes a complex grain bill and carefully timed hop additions. It is dark caramel, brown in color with a creamy, manila head and a nutty, roasted malt flavor with a slight chocolaty afterthought. Hop additions provide moderate bitterness, herbal flavor, and delicate spicy aroma. This makes for a complex and balanced beer. Crack open a Boogie Water Brown at camp following an exciting day on the river, getting worked by those continuous stretches of Boogie Water. Just remember, pack out what you pack in, and enjoy!
Park City Brewery Breaking Trail Pale Ale
Park City Brewery Breaking Trail Pale Ale Breaking Trail Pale Ale is Park City Brewery’s suitable reward following the difficult but equally rewarding task of breaking trail to your favorite secret stash. It’s red to copper in color, and possesses a medium sweet malt backbone, rich with caramel, biscuit, slightly toasty aroma and flavor. Balanced with medium hop bitterness and floral hop aroma with a hint of earthy and citrusy hop flavor, Breaking Trail makes for a crisp, smooth, easy drinking pale ale.
Boulder Buffalo Gold
Boulder Buffalo Gold A Colorado favorite since 1989, Buffalo Gold is the definitive golden ale. The mild maltiness gives way to a unique floral character generated by a perfect balance of Cascade hops. Our lightest beer in flavor, it’s an easy-drinking beer that still packs a stampede of flavor.
Boulder Single Track Copper Ale
Boulder Single Track Copper Ale A refreshing, medium-bodied ale, Singletrack Rye Pale Ale is brewed with toasted rye and caramel malt for a slight nutty flavor with a brilliant copper color. Reflecting a lifestyle adopted by many at our brewery and in Boulder, Singletrack is an homage to the two-wheeled athletes and weekend warriors pounding the narrow trails of our backyard mountains.

Full Strength

Deschutes Brewery
Deschutes Brewery As a family and employee-owned brewery, Deschutes believes every pint of beer worth brewing is worth sharing—with friends, family, and even the stranger you just met on the barstool next to you. And every Deschutes Brewery pint shared has a healthy dose of community, experimentation, and ingenuity. It’s crafted with plenty of balance and drinkability and invested with quality and consistency.
Foster's Premium Ale Brilliant copper color that delivers a rich, earthy beer-drinking experience with a smooth caramel finish. 5.5% Alc/Vol.
Boulevard Brewery
Boulevard Brews We distribute Long Strangle Tripel®, Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale®, Double Wide IPA® and Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale®.
Guinness Black Lager
Guinness Black Lager A true original. New Guinness Black Lager is cold-brewed with roasted barley for a refreshing lager taste like no other. Your first sip will suprise you. 4.5% Alc/Vol.
Guinness Blonde Lager
Guinness Blonde Lager Guinness Blonde is a crisp, light, but flavorful beer characteristic of the 1930's American Pale Lager style with a little 'more' hoppy and citrus. 4.5% Alc/Vol.
Guinness Extra Stout
Guinness Extra Stout The unmistakeable deep-dark color, the crisp hint of roasted barley, the fresh breeze of hops, and the refreshing bite all make for the bittersweet reward. Pure beauty. Pure GUINNESS® 5.4% Alc/Vol.
Lagunitas Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing We distribute Lagunitas IPA, Lagunitas Pilsner, Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Sumpin, Lagunitas Lucky 13. 6.2% Alc/Vol .
Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat
Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat Slightly fruity and citrus character complemented by the gentle spiciness of coriander. It is brewed and balanced with a combination of malted wheat and Pale barley malt, Cluster hops and natural flavors. 4.9% Alc/Vol.
Leinenkugel's Seasonal
Leinenkugel's Seasonal Brews Since 1867, the Leinenkugel family has been traditionally crafting beers that capture the spirit of the great outdoors. Our seasonal brews go a step further by embracing the essence of each season with adventurous styles and new flavors
Angry Orchard Hard Cider
Angry Orchard Anchor is America’s first and oldest craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Today, our beers are handmade from an all-malt mash in our traditional copper brewhouse. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Ace Apple Cider
Ace Our Award-Winning Ace Hard Ciders are very pure, clean and refreshing because we use ONLY the best eating apples for our juice and the best ingredients we can buy. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Anchor Brewing
Anchor Brewing Anchor is America’s first and oldest craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Today, our beers are handmade from an all-malt mash in our traditional copper brewhouse. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Asahi Beer
Asahi Asahi Premium Beer Jukusen is made with meticulous attention to the process of beer-making and taste, and also with an ear to the voices of consumers who love “real” beer. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Bass Pale Ale
Bass Pale Ale The precise combination of Bass Pale Ale and stout resulted in a flavor like no other. Its popularity quickly spread throughout Britain and Ireland, ultimately reaching the United States. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Beck's Since its founding in 1873 Beck's have been dedicated to innovation and independent thought. The first brewer to protect their beer behind green glass. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Tsingtao Tsingtao Lager has a crisp, slightly malty flavor and nutty sweet taste which complements spicy or flavorful Asian cuisine. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Twisted Tea
Twisted Tea Real iced tea made from a blend of select teas and real lemon. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Unibroue Over the years, Unibroue has remained faithful to its origins even as it has grown to become an icon of the brewing world. Unibroue products take you on a journey filled with legends and fabulous tales. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Smirnoff Also available in cranberry, lime, lemonade, ice, raspberry burst, green apple bite and strawberry acai. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Smithwick's Irish Ale
Smithwick's Irish Ale Refreshing & clean, with a gentle balance of bitterness from the hops added early in the boil. Sweet/malty notes fromt he ale malt and a hint of roasted barley. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Staropramen The well balanced, full bodied, highly drinkable and pleasantly smooth taste of our Premium Lager offers a rewarding pleasure of the genuine Czech beer. 4.8% Alc/Vol.
Steel Reserve High Gravity Lager
Steel Reserve High Gravity Lager Steel Reserve is slow-brewed with extra barley and select hops, giving it an exceptionally smooth taste. 8.1% Alc/Vol.
Stella Artois
Stella Artois Enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Its full, characteristic flavour and high quality is assured through a superior brewing process and by using the finest ingredients available. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Stiegl Pilsner
Stiegl Pilsner The marvellous bouquet of the finest Saaz hops, a characteristic bitterness and liveliness make it a favourite of beer connoisseurs that love a delicate hoppy note and a fine, aromatic flavour. 4.9% Alc/Vol.
St. Ides
St. Ides This premium malt liquor has been described as “Crazy Smooth.” St. Ides is the cutting edge of beer. Hot, sweet, and solid; you know what it is and it’s all that!
Pilsner Urquell
Pilsner Urquell For generations our dedicated, passionate brew masters have ensured that Pilsner Urquell with its distrinctive darker shade of gold and snow white head has maintained its uncompromised purity of flavor. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Pyramid Brewery
Pyramid Brewery We distribute Thunderhead IPA®, Hefeweizen®, Apricot Ale® Curve Ball Kolsch®, Snow Cap Ale® and Rollic Amber Lager®. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Red Stripe Jamaican Lager
Red Stripe Jamaican Lager Refreshing taste, perfectly balancing malty-sweet and lightly hoppy flavors. The result is a lager that’s crisp, clean and easy to drink. Red Stripe is moderate in body, bitterness, hop aroma and has a low butterscotch flavor. 4.7% Alc/Vol.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Samuel Adams Boston Lager Excellent example of the fundamentals of a great beer, offering a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex. Many seasonal beers are also available. 4.8% Alc/Vol.
Sapporo Full Strength Beer
Sapporo With lush use of aroma hops, Sapporo Premium has an amazingly crisp taste, refreshing flavor, and refined bitterness to leave a clean finish. 4.9% Alc/Vol.
Schneider Aventinus
Schneider Aventinus Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. 8.2% Alc/Vol.
Bohemia It is rich in hops and corn giving it a unique flavor among the Mexican beer family and a sweetness with the aftertaste. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Boulder Beer Hazed & Infused IPA
Boulder Hazed and Infused IPA "Hazed" in its natural unfiltered state, and "Infused". Dry-hopped with crystal and centennial hops. During fermentation for a big, bold, unique taste. Originally a one-keg brew for our pub. 4.8% Alc/Vol.
Carlsberg "That calls for a Carlsberg" is Carlsberg's new tagline. It celebrates Carlsberg's heritage and values, while connecting with today's active, adventurous generation of beer drinkers. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Chimay Cinq Cents This Trappist beer combines sweet and bitter. The beer's aroma felt in the mouth comes from the hops' perfumes: above all, they are fruity touches of Muscat grapes and raisins, even ripe apples. 8.0% Alc/Vol.
Chimay Grand Reserve
Chimay Grand Reserve A tinge of fresh yeast with a light rosy flowery touch. Its aroma, perceived as one enjoys it, only accents the delightful sensations revealed by the odour, all revealing a light but agreeable caramelized note. 9.0% Alc/Vol.
Grolsch Distinctive and perfectly balanced with a clean, biscuity malt character. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Harp Lager
Harp Lager Harp is brewed to the traditional Irish way, from some of the finest barley and purest water in the world, for a fuller, richer flavour. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Henry Weinhard's
Henry Weinhard's The brilliant, earthy copper color, hint of caramel sweetness and inviting aroma of pine, citrus and flowers make Henry’s India Pale Ale a refreshingly true taste of the Pacific Northwest. Private Reserve is still crafted in the old, 37-step brewing process, then aged to perfection. The result is a smooth, aromatic Northwest classic. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Hoegaarden The Original Belgian wheat beer that is known and cherished by beer-lovers everywhere. It is the reason we came to be where we are today, and is still our more successful and best loved product. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Icehouse Icehouse is ice brewed below freezing resulting in the formulation of ice crystals and a bold, never watered-down taste that you enjoy each time you drink an ice-cold Icehouse. 5.2% Alc/Vol.
Kingfisher Lager
Kingfisher Lager Kingfisher Lager is a conventionally fermented beer, with a perfect balance of flavor congenors. It is brewed to the highest international standards, from the finest quality malted barley and hops. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Kokanee The "Glacier Fresh" taste of Kokanee is created by making the beer from pure mountain stream water. It uses three varieties of malt and a blend of western grown North American hops. 5.4% Alc/Vol.
Labatt Blue
Labatt Blue Labatt Blue is a clean, refreshing pilsner with a distinctive hoppy aroma, a delicate character, and a slightly sweet aftertaste. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Leffe Blonde
Leffe Blonde It is elegant, smooth and fruity, and it has a spicy aftertaste with a hint of bitter orange. Its light, sunny colour is due to use of pale malt. 6.6% Alc/Vol.
Mickey's Malt Liquor
Mickey's Malt Liquor Mickey’s is a fine malt liquor with a full body, moderate bitterness and a fruity aroma. It's well known for innovative packaging, such as the stubby 12 oz. "Grenade" bottle. 7.0% Alc/Vol.
Molson Canadian
Molson Canadian, Molson Ice & Molson Golden Starting with crystal clear water, malted barley and the finest hops, Molson Canadian is slowly fermented to produce a clean and clear, crisp and cold, Molson Canadian is a classic lager. Molson Ice is an award-winning brew, slowly fermented with Molson's prize lager yeast and is then ice-filtered just before being bottled. Molson Golden is a unique blend of ale and lager that delivers the spicy, fruity flavors of ale, combined with the clean, crisp, refreshing qualities of a lager. 5.4% Alc/Vol.
Crabbies Ginger Beer
Crabbies Ginger Beer Crabbie's Original is a refreshing, light bodied ginger beer with a spicy fresh ginger flavor, notes of citrus and a warming finish. 4.8% Alc/Vol.
Firestone Walker
Firestone Walker Now a regional craft brewery, our singular purpose remains – to craft the world’s best beers. Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied. We are living beer. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Green Flash Brewing Company From humble beginnings came true enlightenment for this leading San Diego-based brewery. Mike and Lisa Hinkley established Green Flash in 2002. Today, they lead a talented team of like-minded craft beer enthusiasts, who embrace the Green Flash culture and brand vision with passion and zeal. Every batch of beer is a labor of love and is a true Green Flash collaboration.
Negra Modelo
Negra Modelo It is a delicious, creamy, full-flavored dark brew with a pleasant malt aroma and dry hop flavor that has a smooth mellow taste. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Olde English High Gravity 800
Olde English 800 High Gravity Olde English High Gravity 800, introduced in 2001, features the same smooth taste of the original OE. 8.0% Alc/Vol.
Pacifico Pacifico is made from the choicest hops, barley, yeast and water from the freshest springs in Mazatlán. Its clean and hearty flavor makes Pacifico an exceptionally drinkable. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Peroni No. 1 premium brand in Italy and is the most widely sold Italian beer brand overseas. This light, crisp European lager is produced using only the highest quality natural ingredients grown in Italy. 5.0% Alc/Vol.
Newcastle Brown Ale
Newcastle Brown Ale A true One and Only, Newcastle Brown Ale features fewer hops for a less bitter taste, a blend of light and dark malts for a unique, smooth flavor and a cool temperature for easy drinking. 4.6% Alc/Vol.

Other Full Strength Brands Sold By Carlson Distributing

  • Corona Familiar Corona Familiar
  • Mississippi Mud Mississippi Mud
  • Boddington's Pub Ale Boddington's Pub Ale
  • St. Pauli Girl St. Pauli Girl
  • Tieton Cider Tieton Cider Works
  • Weihenstephaner Weihenstephaner
  • Steinlager Steinlager

Non Alcoholic

Henry Weinhard's Non Alcoholic
Henry Weinhard's Non Alcoholic Available in Henry Weinhard Rootbeer, Henry Weinhard Vanilla Cream, Henry Weinhard Orange Cream and Henry Weinhard Black Cherry Cream.
Ionic Sport Water
Ionic Sport Water High electrolyte vapor distilled water created for athletes. Ionic Sport Water contains no sodium or sugar and contains a functional blend of magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Service Areas

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Contact Us

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  • Address:
    1864 South 3730 West
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
  • Business hours:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

Corporate Responsibility

the Carlson Crew helps out regularly with donations and charity in order to give back to the community.
Forming a human chain, David a.k.a "Papa Bear" (no last name given), Thad Harman, and Steve Schindler unload frozen turkeys provided by Smith’s Food & Drug in partnership with Carlson Distributing. Numerous volunteers helped unload 5,000 pounds of donated turkey to feed Utah’s hungry. This generous donation of 350 turkeys by Smith’s and Carlson Distributing provided about 25 days worth of meals for 600 people.

Carlson Distributing has continually made a conscious effort to adhere to all state regulations. Utah’s liquor laws have long been a source of confusion for both residents as well as tourists. As a company we continually work to educate our sales staff on the local laws and regulations. Below are just a few:

Utah Liquor Laws

Utah has recently modernized its liquor laws. Adults of legal age can order and consume beer, wine and hard liquor at bars, pubs, restaurants and a variety of other establishments throughout the state. In the past, a "private club membership" was required to enter bars. That requirement has been eliminated.

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Alcohol Awareness

Carlson Distributing has long been an advocate for responsible drinking. We have teamed up with our brewer partners to make our communities in which we operate aware of the risks and concerns of illegal underage drinking, binge drinking and alcohol abuse.

Immediate Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse

Excessive alcohol use has immediate effects that increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. These immediate effects are most often the result of binge drinking.

Long-Term Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse

Over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to the development of chronic diseases, neurological impairments and social problems.

Consequences of Underage Drinking

In general, the risk of youth experiencing these problems is greater for those who binge drink than for those who do not binge drink. Youth who start drinking before age 15 years are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21 years.

Prevention of Underage Drinking

Reducing underage drinking will require community-based efforts to monitor the activities of youth and decrease youth access to alcohol. Recent publications by the Surgeon General and the Institute of Medicine outlined many prevention strategies that will require actions on the national, state, and local levels, such as enforcement of minimum legal drinking age laws, national media campaigns targeting youth and adults, increasing alcohol excise taxes, reducing youth exposure to alcohol advertising, and development of comprehensive community-based programs. These efforts will require continued research and evaluation to determine their success and to improve their effectiveness.

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