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business planning and strategic growth solutions for the beverage industry

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BREWERY SUPPORT 

  • BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT

  • STRATEGIC GROWTH PLANNING

  • MARKET DUE DILIGENCE

  • CONTRACT NEGOTIATION SUPPORT

  • LONG-TERM SUCCESSION PLANNING

  • BRAND AWARENESS AND MARKETING

  • DATA ANALYSIS

  • DISTRIBUTOR RELATIONS

  • CONTRACT LEGAL SERVICES

  • ​ADVISORY BOARD PARTICIPATION

  • LITIGATION SUPPORT SERVICES


DISTRIBUTOR SUPPORT

  • DATA ANALYTICS

  • PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

  • ​PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

  • SUCCESSION PLANNING

  • ​SUPPLIER RELATIONS

  • SALES TEAM TRAINING

  • LITIGATION SUPPORT SERVICES

"Building strategic partnerships one pint at a time”

The mission of PINTS LLC is to promote and enhance the growth of the beverage industry through proactive management of client goals and objectives from concept to successful execution.  Our mission will be accomplished by surpassing our client’s expectations.  We want to help our clients succeed and believe that our services provide significant value to each organization without the burden or expense of adding additional full-time staff and training expenses to the payroll.

We have provided support and guidance to beverage alcohol suppliers and distributor partners across the country to help them improve relationships, open new markets, grow sales and distribution, improve efficiencies, develop succession plans and ultimately increase the bottom line.  With our intimate knowledge of the wholesale tier we know what is needed to capture share of mind with distributors as there are many behind the scenes details that brewers should know and whether you are large or small we can help navigate this part of your business.  Additionally, we have been a trusted resource among distributors with honest and objective insight.



Kimberly A. Clements

Managing Partner


Kimberly Clements, a third-generation beer executive, is the co-founder and managing partner of PINTS LLC, a beverage advisory firm that partners with suppliers and distributors throughout the country to provide independent, objective support, guidance and best practices related to the beverage alcohol industry.  Since the inception of PINTS in early 2016, Clements and her business partner, Daniel Lust, have assisted several clients throughout the country on a variety of topics related to strategy, business planning, negotiation, sales analytics, succession planning and litigation support.  Prior to starting PINTS, Clements was President of her family’s beer distribution company, Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. in Arizona, and managed all of the day-to-day operations of the company’s seven locations.  With over 25 years of beer industry experience, Clements is a familiar face throughout the business and has served on numerous industry panels, including prior presentations at the Craft Brewers Conference. 


She has become a familiar face throughout the industry and has served on numerous industry panels and is very active in the local community having served as a member of several non-profit boards. 


Cicerone Certified Beer Server
Cicerone Certification Program

B.A. - Behavioral Science, Communication

University of Arizona


Leadership Journey
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business​, Executive Program


Expert Witness Testimony

Beer industry distribution agreements

Franchise rights valuation

​General beer industry standards 


Daniel Lust

Partner


Daniel Lust is the co-founder and partner of PINTS LLC, a beverage advisory firm that partners with suppliers and distributors across the country to provide objective support, guidance and best practices related to the beverage alcohol industry.  Since the inception of PINTS in early 2016, Lust and his business partner Kimberly Clements have assisted several clients on a variety of topics related to strategic business planning, marketing, territory expansion, distributor selection, management and contract negotiation, sales analytics, succession planning, and litigation support. Prior to starting PINTS, Lust held several leadership roles for Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. during his career, most recently as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  During his tenure he was responsible for the development of several internal process improvements, profit-focused pricing and cost-savings initiatives, and performance measurement tools to improve internal and external accountability.  Lust has presented at the Craft Brewers Conference for the last two years as well as participated on several industry-related panels sharing an independent perspective with regards to supplier and distributor relationships.


He is also an avid mountain biker, road cyclist, golf nut, home brewer as well as an active member of various charitable organizations in the local community.


Cicerone Certified Beer Server

Cicerone Certification Program


Leadership Journey
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business Executive Program


M.S.M - Management
M.B.A. - Business Administration
University of Denver

B.S. - Marketing, Sport Industry Operations

Metropolitan State University of Denver


Expert Witness Testimony

General Beer Industry

Valuation of Beer Distribution Rights

Interaction Between Brewers & Distributors

Beer Distribution Agreements