Established 1982


GLI Distributing is a family owned business in operation since 1982 when Bobby and Jack Gillis bought Williams Distributing, the local Schlitz distributor. Since that time the company has purchased other beer assets and territories to diversify the portfolio and build to what it is today. GLI specializes in the fast growing import and specialty beer category as well as local favorites like Lone Star and Shiner Bock.

Our Mission Statement

We are a team of passionate beer professionals who offer our market a choice of the highest quality beer brands. We strive to conduct our business with the highest level of customer service possible, and in so doing provide the best service of any distributor in our market.

Our Values

Customer service. It all starts with our team taking pride in doing our job well, and in the best interests of the customer. We strive to provide the best possible customer service in our industry by respecting our customers’ desires, following up on commitments, and never stopping until the customer is happy.

Knowledge. It is our job to be experts in our beverage field and to share this knowledge with our customers in order to help grow their businesses profitably.

Suppliers. We have many suppliers that manufacture and import the products we sell, and we commit to each of them to do the best job possible to represent their products in our market. This includes sharing financial commitments and executing all mutually agreed upon plans to the best of our ability every day. Together, these partnerships strengthen our company and our brands.

Our own people. We want the most knowledgeable people, those who truly love this industry, to be representing GLI in the market. This creates an environment that is challenging, fun, and monetarily rewarding for our employees.

TABC License Required

You must have a valid TABC License to place an order. Additionally, we only service the greater San Antonio metro area, which is comprised of the following counties: Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Wilson. We are unable to service anyone outside of this physical area.

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GLI proudly services the San Antonio, Texas metro area:
Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Wilson Counties