Founded in 2002, Total Beverage Solution is a growing, fully integrated importer and supplier with a highly selective portfolio of wine, beer and premium spirits, including beer brands such as Weihenstephan, Old Speckled Hen, Coopers, Birra Moretti and Affligem. TBS is a four-time Beverage Industry Top 100 company.
The Vanberg & DeWulf portfolio consists of a tight knit group of hand selected breweries representing 25 distinct beer styles, including beers like Saison Dupont and Scaldis. Vanberg & DeWulf experienced a tenfold increase in sales over the last decade. Vanberg & DeWulf has twice been nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional — the only beer importer ever to be so honored.
“Since starting Vanberg & DeWulf in 1982, our mission has been to champion the cause of Belgian beer made by independent, family-run breweries,” stated Vanberg & DeWulf co-founders Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield. “We have positioned our breweries for long-term growth in the United States. In TBS, we have a successor who understands the value of our portfolio and will help our beers fulfill their potential in the decades to come. We feel this is the right move at precisely the right time with exactly the right team. Our brewers and their beers are in capable hands.”
“Vanberg & DeWulf is unique in the pioneering role it has played in the Belgian beer category and the connoisseurship it has brought to the expansion of its portfolio beyond its Belgian roots,” said TBS founder Dave Pardus. “Don and Wendy’s relentless passion for beers of quality and terroir has created a terrific following for their beers. With the additional resources and infrastructure we bring, there is tremendous opportunity to grow their portfolio, and it complements our prestigious existing lineup of breweries and beers.”
Feinberg and Littlefield will coordinate the transition with TBS over the coming year. Mitaro Consulting LLC acted as advisor to Vanberg & DeWulf.