Kelly Distributors

Kelly Distributors proudly serves licensed retailers on the Mid and Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our products include Anheuser-Busch InBev, Abita Brewing Co., Anchor Steam Brewing Co., Blue Earl Brewing Co., Blue Point Brewing Co., Bold Rock Hard Cider, Brooklyn Brewery, Crook & Marker, Cutwater Spirits, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Eastern Shore Brewing., Elysian Brewing, Evolution Craft Brewing Co., Floyds Spiked Beverages, Fordham Dominion Brewing Co., Full Tilt Brewing Co., Golden Road Brewing, Goose Island Beer Co., Guinness, Hoop Tea, Kona Brewing Co., Magic Hat Brewing Co., Mike's Hard Lemonade, Mispillion River Brewing, National Premium Beer, New Belgium Brewing Co., Reale Revival Brewery, Rogue Ales, Saranac Brewing Co., Seagrams Escapes, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Smirnoff Ice, SweetWater Brewing Co., Swish Beverages, Tröegs Brewing Co., Victory Brewing Co., Widmer Brothers Brewing, Woodchuck Hard Cider, and Wyndridge Farm Brewing.

Kelly Distributors of Easton Brings Budweiser Clydesdales to Chestertown Tea Party


Kelly Distributors of Easton is a platinum sponsor, bringing the Budweiser Clydesdales to the 42nd Chestertown Tea Party Festival on May 25 - 27, 2018 in Chestertown, MD.  This is the fifth year the company has supported bringing the Clydesdales to the Eastern Shore. Residents can get a glimpse of these magnificent horses at the StreetParty on Friday evening May 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the foot of High Street in Chestertown. On Saturday, May 26, the Clydesdales will be the guest of honor in the Colonial Parade at 10 a.m. After the parade at 11 a.m., the stately horses will be available for a meet and greet in Wilmer Park.

Sabine Harvey, President Chestertown Tea Party Festival, comments, “We are beyond grateful to Kelly Distributors for bringing the Clydesdales to the 42nd annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival. We could not have made this happen on our own. The entire community is looking forward to seeing those impressive horses in the parade. For Mary Simmons, who is in charge of organizing the parade, it is ‘like Christmas in May.’ Kelly Distributors has been a very generous supporter of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival for many, many years. Kelly's success in bringing the Clydesdales to Chestertown is going to make this one of the best weekends ever."

In addition to providing the Clydesdales at the Festival, Kelly Distributors also brings the craft beers to both the kick-off celebration and block party on Friday, May 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the foot of High Street and at Festival’s Craft Beer & Wine Tasting event on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilmer Park. Over 15 craft beers will be represented at the event this year. Nina Fleegle, Washington College, running Friday Night Block Party, adds, “Kelly Distributors has been a great partner to the Young Professionals for all of our events, but especially for the events we host during the Tea Party. They provide exceptional customer service, understand how large events are run, and are flexible. They always embrace our wanting to promote local brews and craft beers and understand that we like to promote those in our community who are trying to break into the beverage business. Visitors and residents who attend the Tea Party like to try something new, and Kelly Distributors always gives great recommendations for craft beers that people have never heard about before but end up loving."

The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance on April 7, 1933. A gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition, the presentation of the original two six-horse hitches of champion Clydesdales moved father, sons and drivers to tears. The phrase “crying in your beer” was officially coined shortly thereafter. The Budweiser Clydesdales have figured prominently in two Presidential inaugurations. They appeared in Missouri native Harry Truman’s inaugural parade in 1949, and then again for Bill Clinton’s in 1993.

J.C. Dodd Distributing was founded in 1948 by J.C. "Jack" Dodd in Easton, Maryland and changed its name to Kelly Distributors in February 2004.  Kelly Distributors is currently owned and operated by the Kelly family, descendants of Robert Lee Hall, Jr., founder of Bob Hall, LLC.  The company distributes Anheuser-Busch InBev and craft brewery products to Talbot, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Dorchester and Kent counties.

For a schedule about the Budweiser Clydesdales activities during the Chestertown Tea Party, visit

Caption: Kelly Distributors of Easton is a platinum sponsor, bringing the Budweiser Clydesdales to the 42nd Chestertown Tea Party Festival on May 25 - 27, 2018 in Chestertown, MD. 

Photo by Nick Green of the Budweiser Clydesdales at the 2018 Chestertown Tea Party Festival

Mispillion River Brewing Signs With Maryland Distributors

Milford, DE – Mispillion River Brewing has signed distribution agreements with three Maryland distributors: Sentman Distributing, Kelly Distributors, and Eastern Shore Distributing.

After months of research, Mispillion selected family-run distributorships that have shown historic success with craft brands. Sentman Distributing, Kelly Distributors, and Eastern Shore Distributing carry such brands as Victory, Troegs, and Devil’s Backbone and will add Mispillion to the list of craft breweries that they represent by the end of May. This will be the first time that Mispillion has expanded their distribution outside their home territory of Delaware.

El Presidente, Eric Williams, stated, “We have been looking to bring our beers to our fans in Maryland for some time. Consequently, we focused on how to best service those consumers as we explored our options. Sentman, Kelly, and Eastern Shore Distributing set themselves apart with their passion for selling local beers.”

Mispillion has begun to schedule kick-off events in Maryland and will be hosting pint nights and tap takeovers throughout the area.


Mispillion River Brewing aims to be recognized by its customers and the brewing industry for producing the highest quality craft beer. The brewery, located at 255 Mullett Run Street Milford, DE 19963, is open for samples, pints, and growler fills seven days a week and tours are offered on Saturdays from 12-4pm.  For more information, visit

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