Leesville grad opens Mockler Beverage

Published 9:09 am Saturday, March 16, 2024

Timothy and Patrick Mockler along with Chris Davis, president of Mockler Beverage, have purchased Southwest Beverage Company, the Anheuser-Busch distributor in Lake Charles, Alexandria and Leesville from Ben Marriner.

The sale includes the facilities and staff at each location, which means continued employment for the employees of Southwest Beverage.

“I’m from here. I grew up here,” said Davis, a graduate of Leesville High School. “I started in the beer business here in 1989. Now I am thrilled to serve in the ownership role serving these communities.”

A proud Anheuser-Busch distributor, Mockler Beverage also represents brewers such as Constellation, Mark Anthony, and New Belgium along with several craft brewers including Gnarly Barley and Urban South. Their portfolio also includes many non- alcoholic brands such as Prime, Ghost and Evamore water.