Hayden Markstein is President and CEO of Markstein Beverage Co. of Sacramento, a successful family-owned business founded in 1919 and now run by the fourth generation of the Markstein family. Markstein Beverage Co. began by selling and distributing local, regional and national brands of beer in northern California, prior to prohibition. Now, as the largest Anheuser-Busch distributor in Northern California, the company employs 400 people and services over 4,500 accounts across Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba, Napa, Solano, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada and parts of Sierra, Alpine and Yolo Counties.
The Markstein family tradition in beer distribution began in 1919 near Oakland, California, with Albert Markstein distributing Golden Glow Lager just before prohibition. Today the company markets more than 200 brands which include American light lagers, Mexican imports, Indian pale ales, barrel-aged stouts and Belgian sours, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Constellation Brands, Sierra Nevada, Diageo, and Boston Beer, amongst others.