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Black River Traders

Distributors of Beer & Ales

Winter brews available now!

Featured This Month

Monthly Featured Brands
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Returning Brands

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Our craft beer portfolio has developed into an amazing assortment of products.

Some featured brands include -

• Bent Water Brewing

• North Coast Brewing

• Rusty Rail Brewing

Click below to view our available brands from all over the United States & beyond!

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We supply a great variety of award winning cider & mead.

Some featured brands include -

• Moonlight Meadery

• McKeown Cidre

• 101 Cider House

Click below to view our many available cider & mead brands.

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Adding new products all of the time, we're proud to bring you a distinctive assortment of both refreshing craft seltzers & delicious canned cocktails.

Take a look at what we are currently distributing by clicking below and following the link to view all of our available seltzers & cocktails.

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Black River Traders, Inc. is a specialty beverage distributor servicing most regions of Northern and Southern New Jersey. We distribute craft beer from New Jersey, as well as from throughout North America, with our large portfolio of craft brands from across the U.S. and Canada. Our import brands are from Germany, England, Israel, Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, Columbia and Peru. We also carry a line of other specialty beverages as well, including seltzer, cider, mead, canned cocktails, kombucha and more.


In October of 2002 a decision was made between Robert S. Thompson and Douglas Thompson to establish a subsidiary company under Fischer Thompson Beverages. That company would be known as Black River Traders, Inc. with Robert S. Thompson and Douglas Thompson as acting co-owners. This new venture would concentrate its business on specialty beers, wines and spirits.


Black River Traders, Inc. has over 800 active accounts and 8 sales representatives.  As the business has grown, we have been able to utilize the Fischer Thompson Beverages info-structure to meet the necessary needs to run Black River Traders successfully. We strive to exceed the expectations of our customers, suppliers and employees.

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