Our Story

Cap n’ Cork is your one-stop shop for classic and unique selections of beer, wine, spirits and cigars. With 15 locations throughout Fort Wayne, Indiana, you’re never too far from a Cap n’ Cork store near you. Whether we’re helping you select a treasured gift, the perfect bottle of wine or spirits for the occasion, or your favorite beer, our staff takes pride in providing outstanding service and selection.


The Lebamoff Tradition: In 1911, Argire Lebamoff and his brother, Tom, opened their first Fort Wayne grocery store — A.V. Lebamoff Brothers. The two Macedonian immigrants worked hard for the American dream. Just before the Depression, Argire Lebamoff opened Liberty Grocery Store at the corner of Piqua (now South Clinton) and Packard. His son, George, started working at age 10, loading beer coolers with ice. After college, George launched Liberty Liquors. He meticulously cleaned his own stores from top to bottom. He inspired employees by quipping, “I’ll never ask you to do something I haven’t done myself.”


The Lebamoff’s Cap n’ Cork: In 1964, George Lebamoff told a friend that “all we sell are bottles and cans and caps and corks.” His friend suggested naming the store “Cork and Cap.” George replied, “No, Cap and Cork,” and the name stuck.


The Wider Liquor Selection: In 1994, Joe Doust Jr., George’s son-in-law, and Andy Lebamoff, George’s son, bought the business’s seven liquor stores and expanded operations into 15 locations. True to the Lebamoff tradition, today’s Cap n’ Cork liquor stores are clean, orderly and filled with liquor products. Stop into one of Cap n’ Cork’s locations in Fort Wayne or contact us about our wide selection of wine, liquor, beers and cigars. Of course, we still sell the region’s favorite craft beers, including Mad Anthony and Bells beer.


I taught my children about business just as my father taught me: The customer is always right … (we) care about providing good service.