Ben E. Keith Company is a distributor of food service products and Anheuser-Busch beers. Ben E. Keith, established in 1906, began selling Anheuser-Busch products in 1933. "Refrigeration was the key to becoming a beer distributor when Prohibition ended." the late Gaston Hallam, former Chairman of the Board and owner, stated in an interview. "Not many businesses had refrigeration in those days. Because we were in the produce business, we had refrigerated storage coolers and delivery trucks."