Baker Distributing represents many iconic beer brands, from the legacy brands of Schlitz and Hamm’s, to the forefront of the craft beer movement. We aim to provide our customers with a complete range of beers, in both package and draft, that will help any beer retailer succeed. We work closely with all our beer suppliers to ensure that we can bring some the most limited production brews into the state.
The Baker beer team has decades of experience in the on and off premise channels, we have some of the leaders of the Vermont beer scene ready to assist you, from opening a small convenience store to a 30+ tap craft beer bar.
Craft Brand Manager
Scott moved to Vermont in 1991 after being a musical nomad for 15 years in the music business. His background is distribution. He has sold records, CD’s, golf equipment, office products and, for the past 15 years, beer and wine. Scott’s depth of knowledge makes him one of Baker’s go-to guys.
He started his career in beer and wine sales as a wine buyer and gradually moved over to the craft beer side of the business working as a craft beer sales manager for the past 12 years. He has brought a number of highly rated craft breweries to Vermont and continues to work on building the Baker Distributing craft portfolio of great craft beers.
He is a homebrewer himself and grows a variety of hops every summer. He is also an avid gardener and a pretty darn-good amateur chef.
Craft Brand Manager
Dave Schulz was born and raised in the Green Mountain state to European parents, which started his love of all things fine food. He graduated in 2011 from Saint Michael’s College with a history degree focusing on medieval studies and a teaching license.
After two years he moved into wholesale beer and wine. He quickly became enamored with the world of craft beer and hasn’t looked back since. Dave joined Baker distributing in October of 2015 in the role of route sales professional. Currently he sells craft beer to on premise accounts in the greater Burlington area. His beer philosophy is centered around education and quality beer.
In the world of commoditization of products, we must be so specialized in product knowledge and execution through training and education that we become an extension of our customer’s needs and a resource for change.
We must meet our retailer, supplier, and employees at their varying parts of professional trajectory and find them solutions to where we collectively need to go and match this with strategic execution.
We will never lose sight of the goals and needs of our partners.