High Life Sales Company now doing business as Central States Beverage Company was founded as a distributor of alcoholic beverages on May 28th 1932 by signing an agreement with Miller Brewing Company to be the distributor for the Miller Brewing Company brands in Kansas City, Mo.

Since 1932, our organization has made it through prohibition, the repeal of prohibition; as well we have faced just about any other challenge you can imagine since our inception.

We are proud of our organization and it’s accomplishments as well as the growth of our organization since 1932. Today we currently distribute several product lines in the states of Kansas & Missouri with case volume in excess of 5 million per year.  As we continue to grow, our goal is to provide the customers within our distribution area the finest beverage products the world has to offer.

Central States Beverage Company and its employees will distribute, promote and merchandise the finest beverages to licensed Missouri and Kansas retailers for the ultimate consumer to enjoy each day at a fair price and to provide impeccable service which our retailers have come to expect from us since 1932. We will promote awareness in the handling of our products and be involved in our community each and every day. Central States Beverage Company will be the complete beverage supplier to all licensed retailers in our market area.


Central States is a proud sponsor of many venues and events around KC Metro Area-  You will find our fine beverages in Kauffman Stadium, T-mobile Center, Starlight Theater, Kansas City Power and Light District, Midland Theater, Truman Hall, Grinders Crossroads and Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre.  As well large scale events such as; Kansas City Irishfest, Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Lee’s Summit Octoberfest, Big 12 tourney, Fiesta Italiana, Hot Dog Days, Crawl for Cancer, KCMO Riverfest, Cass County Fair, Lenexa BBQ and Chili fest, Aids Walk, Pride and numerous race events with KC Sports Commission including the KC Marathon.