It's 530,000 sq. ft. It has 1,300,000 cases of beer in it. It's the new World Class Beverages warehouse on Pendleton Pike in Lawrence, Indiana. OK, they share it with Monarch Beverages who handle Miller and Coors in Central Indiana.
Indiana law requires distributors to work from one single warehouse, so while some distributors are bigger, Monarch's is the largest beer warehouse in the country.
They invited some beer enthusiasts to tour the place and here's some pictures.
Miller and Coors pallets are brought in by the truckload.
This is a "depalletizer".
It separates the cases so the rest of the automated system can handle them.
A multi-story multi-million dollar system pulls cases all night for drivers to deliver the next day.
Most Craft Beer isn't completely hand-picked but many of the slower sellers are
kept in racks to be set out in order for merging with each store's and pub's order.
"Slow sellers" makes for some strange bedfellows. Lambic and flavored beverage side by side.