About Us

Our story

Pennsylvania Libations began with one sales rep slinging samples out of a backpack. 

From those humble beginnings, it has grown to a multi-million dollar company, representing 17 Pennsylvania craft distilleries, along with a growing list of wineries, meaderies and breweries throughout the commonwealth. 

 
Christian Simmons - Pennsylvania Libations Founder

What began as a humble broker company with one distillery client, quickly grew to a full-blown sales, multimedia, marketing, brand representation and beverage distribution company. Our anchor Pennsylvania Libations retail location on the 21st block of Penn Avenue in the heart of the Strip District redefined what it means to be a Craft spirits shop in the commonwealth. 

We currently operate several unique craft-focused on-premise venues in the Pittsburgh region, including 1700 on Penn Avenue—a premium downtown Pittsburgh Strip District retail shop, tap-house and events location. We recently opened a satellite bottle shop location in Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market and a location in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. 

Pennsylvania Libations proudly supports and sells the largest portfolio of craft libations in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

 

Who We Are

Pennsylvania Libations is a family-owned Craft beverage company that supports and sells Pennsylvania-made products. 

We are the first destination for enthusiasts looking for high-quality beverages that were grown, fermented, distilled or bottled in the commonwealth. And we have the state’s largest selection of PA-made wine, spirits, ciders, mead and beer sales. 

 

What We Do

Our brick and mortar shops are the cornerstone of our boutique craft beverage experience. Over the past decade, thousands of customers—both Pennsylvania natives and travelers from across the world—have been introduced to the craft spirits, wines and fermented beverages made within our borders. But our full-circle sales program reached beyond any of our retail locations to offer a bespoke shopping experience that fully takes advantage of all our state has to offer. 

We have a deep bond with each of our producers, many of whom started the journey with us from the very beginning. By working with the distillers, winemakers and brewers who create our world-class products, we help tell each unique story in an authentic way. 

Our sales force has a presence in each of the 67 counties in the state of Pennsylvania, where our reps maintain personal relationships with managers at thousands of on-premise bars, restaurants and hotels. Our world-class marketing and social media teams help build brand equity in the communities we serve. We help pair Pennsylvania-made Craft spirits programs to help supplement the tap-rooms of Pennsylvania’s Craft beer producers – and vice versa. We provide wholesaling and distribution services to many of the products in our portfolio. And we help to build education programs so the story of the dedicated and talented producers who put all of their passion, heart and soul into the products resonates with service professionals and customers. 

With our recently launched online direct-to-consumer sales platform, we now can present craft libations located from all four corners of the beautiful state of Pennsylvania to the public! We offer warehousing, trucking and fleet services help distribute liquid across the state. And our consultation services take advantage of our staff of certified bourbon stewards, sommeliers, spirits specialists, distillers, vent coordinators and multimedia experts to enable brands to take it to the next level. 

 

Our Team

Christian Simmons

Founder - President

Roy Kane

Director of Wholesale

Zachary Fisher

Director of Education

Aleasha Baker

Director of Administration

Spencer Everett

Warehouse Manager

Arthur Etchells

General Manager