The largest distributor of Anheuser Busch products in Nassau and Suffolk County and to Staten Island, Clare Rose is family-owned and operated by the third generation of the Rose family. In the Patchogue location since 1936, it is currently one of the largest private companies on Long Island. Founded by a Patchogue native, Clare F. Rose grew the business from a provider of a single soda from California into the largest distributor of beverages in Suffolk County. Approached by Anheuser Busch in 1947 to take over the distribution to Eastern Suffolk, he accepted the offer and never looked back, expanding with the Anheuser Busch brand at an exponential rate--eventually taking over Western Suffolk as well. If you need wholesale quantities of beer in the Bud family, you have to call Clare Rose.