No. Early in our history, we made the startling discovery that people who drink beer are often hungry. We also noticed that hungry people will sometimes drink beer. To serve the greater good and bridge this gap, we sold our nuts in bars, taverns and liquor stores. They were immensely popular and so we chose the name BEER NUTS. We also sold them at gas stations, but "gas nuts" didn't have quite the same ring.

Originally they were, but the brand grew so strong, so quickly, that the misperception still lingers. But years later we were smart enough to figure out our unique sweet and salty coating tastes just as fantastic on Cashews, Almonds…and on just about any nut we tried. Since we are so fond of our name, and the recipe for our secret coating didn't change a bit, we consider all our products part of BEER NUTS Brand Snacks. However, our BEER NUTS Original Peanut is still our most recognized product.  

For our peanut products, we use Jumbo Runner and Virginia Extra-Large peanut varieties which are grown in Georgia, Alabama and Virginia. The almonds are almost exclusively Nonpareil Supreme Variety Almonds, which are grown in California. Our cashews are grown in India, Mozambique and Tanzania. For more info on these and to see the rest, check out OUR PRODUCTS section.

After opening the package, the product freshness can be extended if kept in a sealed container in a cool, dry place. Refrigerating them helps to preserve their freshness. Air and light are the enemy, so if you intend to keep the nuts for a long period of time, you can freeze them. If you want the best tasting product possible, we suggest opening them as the FedEx driver is pulling away.

Nuts are an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, biotin, riboflavin, niacin, and iron. Several recent studies show that the inclusion of nuts in diets will work to decrease deaths due to cardiovascular diseases. What's more, some doctors say that a small amount of peanuts each day may reduce cholesterol. Nuts contain no cholesterol (cholesterol is contained only in animal food). They are high in protein, and help build muscle and new cells in your body. Also, most nuts are very low in saturated fats. They mainly contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. Unsaturated fat (mono and poly) is not harmful, and may indeed be beneficial. It helps raising high-density lipoproteins (HDL) or good cholesterol, thus lowering the risk of heart disease.


Nope. We take pride in the fact that we are still a family-owned and operated business. And have been for three generations. For more information, take a look atOUR STORYsection.

BEER NUTS Brand Snacks products are still produced in our hometown manufacturing plant in Bloomington, Illinois. From here we ship to all fifty states and many foreign countries.

You can now find BEER NUTS Brand Snacks at First Edition, Fresh Thyme, Uptown Gifts, McLean County Museum of History, Binny's, Walmart, and online at BEERNUTS.com and Amazon.com (The Lion Group is the only authorized reseller of BEER NUTS Brand Snacks on Amazon.com).

Yes. However, we offer many different sizes and packaging. That means, you can't get everything in a store that you can get online. If you can't find the product you are looking for at your local retail store, ask the manager to add it. You'll likely be a local hero.


We do not charge sales tax in most states, with exception to Illinois, Florida, Arizona, and Michigan. All orders shipped within those four states will be charged applicable sales tax.

You may pay by check or money order, but you will need to contact our support team at 309-585-6159 to place the order. Orders paid by check or money order will not ship until payment is received.

All products purchased from BEER NUTS Brand Snacks are guaranteed to be fresh. See Shipping & Returns for answers to all of your return policy questions.


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