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Dutchess Beer Distributors strives to be the Hudson Valley’s quality leader in wholesale beverage distribution while actively serving our customers and community. We cover the four counties of Greene, Columbia, Ulster, and Dutchess.

Our Vision

The Founders

Dutchess Beer Distributors was founded in 1933 by Jack Jocias and covered both Dutchess and Ulster counties. Anthony Cappillino joined Mr. Jocias as a driver in 1933 and worked himself up to the position of manager. Anthony Kondysar started as office manager in the 1960’s.

The Company

Dutchess Beer has two warehouses, one in Poughkeepsie and one in Kingston. The Kingston warehouse was constructed in 1998. Poughkeepsie was built in 1980 and expanded in 2004. We acquired Greene and Columbia counties in 1998. We now cover Dutchess, Ulster, Greene, and Columbia counties.

Second Generation

Both Anthony Cappillino and Anthony Kondysar became owners after Mr. Jocias died in 1968. Dennis Cappillino joined in 1972 as a merchandiser, then later became a salesman. In 1992 Dennis became sales manager and part owner. Stephen Kondysar joined in 1989 as a merchandiser and later became a salesman, sales manager, and part owner in 1998. In 1997 Anthony Cappillino died and in 2000 Anthony Kondysar retired. Today Dennis and Stephen are partners.

The Next Generation

Tyler Cappillino joined in 2000 and now works in the sales department. Stephen Kondysar Jr. entered in 2009 and will continue the family business with Tyler.