Beer distributor sales manager honored

Cody Carlson
Cody Carlson

Cody Carlson, Western Slope general sales manager for High Country Beverage in Grand Junction, has earned national recognition for his work.

Carlson is among those recognized by the National Beer Wholesalers Association Employee Spotlight Program.

“Cody has over 20 years of malt beverage experience, and is a leader in the Western Slope community” said Steve Nichols, president of High Country Beverage. “He oversees day-to-day sales operations for the Western Slope and focuses on growing volume and market share throughout the entire marketplace. He has done a wonderful job of building relationships and growing our business on the Western Slope.”

The Employee Spotlight Program highlights beer distribution employees and showcases their achievements, said Craig Purser, president and chief executive officer of the National Beer Wholesalers Association “Beer distribution employees go above and beyond every day to make America’s beer distribution business the best in the world. They’re often helping their colleagues, working hard to keep shelves, bars and restaurants stocked and building stronger communities where they live and work. NBWA is proud to recognize the many contributions of beer distribution employees in its employee spotlight program.”

A family owned and operated distributor, High Country Beverage represents more 300 brands of malt beverages from around the world. The company has received numerous industry awards, including the MillerCoors President’s award in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and regional New Belgium Wholesaler of the Year award in 2015. For more information, visit