Ott Schweitzer Distributing, 616 Gateway Drive, Milton, is being acquired by Frank Beverage Group.


Frank Beverage Group, the parent company of Frank Beer Distributors and Beer Capitol Distributing, is expected to acquire beer wholesaler Ott Schweitzer Distributing in Milton.

The acquisition is expected to close Dec. 31.

“Ott Schweitzer Distributing is a remarkable organization. We believe this acquisition will have significant positive benefits for all employees, suppliers, and retail partners,” Mike Frank, president of Frank Beer Distributors, said in a news release. “We intend to employ the majority of current Ott Schweitzer Distributing employees and continue to operate out of the Milton warehouse.”

The distribution territory of Ott Schweitzer Distributing includes Rock, Jefferson, Dodge and parts of Waukesha and Washington counties. The acquisition will connect that territory with the distribution territories of Frank Beer Distributors and Beer Capitol Distributing. Brands currently serviced by Ott Schweitzer Distributing will be serviced by Frank Beer Distributors and Beer Capitol Distributing.

“We are fully committed to making this transition as seamless as possible for employees and customers alike,” David Neville, president of Beer Capitol Distributing, said in the release. “The acquisition connects our current territories, adds to our capacity and strengthens our distributing network while continuing to offer the highest quality services and products.”

Frank Beverage Group is a fourth-generation, family-owned-and-operated beer, wine and spirits distribution company with more than 750 employees who service thousands of customers across 25 counties in Wisconsin.

It is the parent company of Frank Liquor and Frank Beer in Middleton, Beer Capitol Distributing in Sussex and La Crosse Beverage in Onalaska.