What defines a "good" company? Answers may vary from a good product to customer service, satisfaction, community service and on and on. We believe it is a combination of these along with honesty, hard work, and dedication that will not only bring success to a company, but allow for mutually beneficial business relationships to form.  Award winning service is what Peterlin Distributing is all about. Originating from Baers Market, the Peterlin Brothers began to see what they could do in the industry. Peterlin Distributing was started in 1939 by the three brothers: Ferdinand, Roman, and John Peterlin. Peterlin Distributing continues to be a family owned and operated business today. Founded on the idea that quality products and exceptional customer service can, and should be provided to everyone, the first Peterlin Distributing warehouse was opened in historic Calumet, Michigan along side the old railroad tracks just outside downtown. Over the years Peterlin Distributing has grown, evolved and is now beginning to optimize business operations in our 7 county reach. Throughout the decades we have navigated a constantly changing market and have been able to build ourself to what we are today; a wide reaching distribution and sales center responsible for over half of the market share in overall beer.


A short list of the many community organizations Peterlin Distributing regularly supports and donates to:

  • Calumet Sports Booster Club
  • Hancock Sports Booster Club
  • Houghton Sports Booster Club
  • Ducks Unlimited 
  • Omega House
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Copper Dog 150
  • Keweenaw Community Foundation 
  • Keweenaw Car Show
  • Calumet Lions
  • Michigan Sheriffs Association
  • Houghton County Food Pantry
  • Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce
  • UP Whitetails Association 
  • Copper Harbor Trails Club
  • Keweenaw ATV Club