Frank Beverage to buy Sussex distributor

Frank Beverage Group of Middleton announced an expansion into the Milwaukee area with the pending purchase of Beer Capitol Distributing Co. in Sussex.

All of Beer Capitol’s 320 employees will be retained. Frank Beverage employs 450 in a territory that reaches from Madison to La Crosse.

The two companies will continue operating under their current names. Frank Beverage’s beer brands include MillerCoors products, Heineken, and Corona, and Beer Capitol has a similar portfolio, according to reports.

The deal is expected to close Oct. 1.