L. Knife & Son, Inc.
If you are a licensed beer retailer in southeastern Massachusetts and you would like to meet with a sales representative or place an order, please give us a call at the number below. We look forward to becoming your go-to source for the world's finest ales and lagers.
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Customer Service: (781) 585-5165
L. Knife & Son was founded in 1898 by Luigi Cortelli, a shepherd and immigrant from northern Italy, who settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mr. Cortelli, whose name was Americanized to Louis Knife, sold groceries from a horse-drawn cart, and eventually added grains and animal feeds to his business. His son Domero established a distribution agreement with Anheuser-Busch in 1934 following the repeal of Prohibition. After Domero's death in 1963, his son-in-law, Gerald Sheehan, bought the business and has been its President since.
In the mid 1960's, L. Knife entered the realm of specialty beer distribution as one of America's first suppliers of Guinness, as well as several other unique imported and domestic brands. The company focus from the start has been to offer the best selection of beers available, and L. Knife has dedicated itself to that mission ever since.
Over the past several decades, L. Knife has solidified its stance in southeastern Massachusetts as the preeminent beer wholesaler through extraordinary service, a perpetual focus on all aspects of education, exceptional salesmanship of the ultimate portfolio of beers, and the hard work of the best people in the business.
L. Knife & Son, Inc. is the headquarters of the L. Knife & Son Companies.
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