Capitol Beverage Company distributes hundreds of beverage brands to customers in 31 counties throughout West Virginia. The company was founded in 1935 when the Mazzei family and the Abruzzino family each invested to begin a beer distributorship in Charleston, West Virginia. In the early years, Capitol Beverage sold brands such as Pfiefer beer in only four counties. After many years of struggle, Mr. Mazzei obtained the rights to sell Falls City beer. Falls City would grow to become the number one beer in West Virginia. As Falls City grew, so did Capitol Beverage Company. Eventually, Stroh's overtook Falls City beer to become the number one beer in West Virginia.
In the early 1970's the Miller Brewing Company was beginning to show a large increase in sales. With the introduction of Miller Lite, Capitol Beverage became a successful and profitable organization.
Since 1992, Capitol Beverage Company has grown from a company with sixteen employees, covering all or part of five West Virginia counties to a company with over 90 employees, covering all or part of thirty counties representing a portfolio of over 200 different brands. Capitol Beverage Company sells almost half of all the Miller Brewing Company products sold in the state of West Virginia.