Crown Imports Enters '07 As Top U.S. Beer Importer

Published: 01/16/2007

CHICAGO - Employees of Chicago-based Crown Imports LLC rang in the new year as the country's leading beer importer.Formerly Barton Beers, the new organization, which became operational Jan. 2, is the result of a joint venture partnership between Barton Beers/Constella-tion Brands Inc. and Grupo Modelo, Mexico's leading company in the brewing, distribution and sale of beer.