Our Story

AC Beverage is your one stop shop for beverage dispense system sales, installation, service, and innovative product development. Thanks to our focus on innovation, quality, relationships, and customer service, we have been a leader in designing, installing, and providing exceptional service in the draft beer service industry for over 30 years.

In 1987, Charley Kleinrichert and his wife, Anita, started what is known today as AC Beverage, Inc. AC Beverage began primarily as a maintenance and service company, and as a result of servicing an assortment of unique dispense systems over the years, learned a lot about how draft beer systems work and even more about how and why they fail. “We were motivated to come up with solutions for our clients and design/install superior systems that would last longer and pour a better tasting product.”

AC Beverage would soon begin designing, selling, and installing their own signature draft beer systems which were, and still are, composed of the highest quality components available in the industry. As business grew, it became apparent that a dedicated team would be necessary to handle the distribution side of the business. In 1999, AC Distributing was officially spun off as a full-service provider of equipment to AC Beverage and other companies in the beverage dispense and installation industry. AC Distributing would handle holding inventory, staging installations, and even manufacturing/assembly of products such as our cooler dispense panels, trunk line and Nitrogenator, just to name a few. AC Beverage would continue to handle installations and service.

As the years went on, the in-house manufactured product line, which consisted mostly of products we considered innovative, continued to grow, as did our relationship with brewers and our understanding for their needs – mostly as a result of work done installing and servicing their tasting room dispense systems. This would ultimately spawn products such as the CellarStream (popular in brewery tasting rooms to infuse any gas blend into any beer of their choice), The Rack Aeri Ale (designed to allow aged beer or wine to be served and infused with gas directly from a barrel), or even our custom Gassing Panels, which allow brewers to infuse any gas blend into their product in-line while filling kegs or transferring the beer from one vessel to another.

Today, AC Beverage continues to innovate draft and brewery products through their innovative products division and are constantly coming up with new ways to revolutionize the beverage dispense industry.

AC Beverage, Inc. serves customers both nationally and internationally. Our team consists of professionals that have been in the draft beer arena as brewers, proprietors, and draft system technicians, as well as the restaurant and hotel industries. The combined backgrounds have proved invaluable when designing, installing, and servicing beverage systems. Our combined knowledge and experience have resulted in AC Beverage becoming a top innovator of beverage dispense products.

AC Beverage is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland and has satellite offices in Florida, Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon & Washington. We have traveled all over the United States to perform installations and take care of clients’ needs.


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