Distributor Employee Spotlight

America’s 3,300 independent beer distribution facilities employ 130,000 men and women in communities across the country. The NBWA Employee Spotlight Program highlights standout beer distribution employees and showcases their achievements. In the spotlight: Vivian Leo of Supreme Beverage Company in Birmingham, Alabama.
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America’s Beer Distributors Generate 130,000 Direct Jobs

A new economic impact report provides the first-ever comprehensive report on beer distribution companies' total impact on national and state economies, including $54 billion in overall U.S. economic benefits.
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NBWA's 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 - October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Register today!

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Data from the Tax and Trade Bureau show year-to-date brewery permit counts for June 2014 at 4,526. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones notes that these active brewery permits are a unique way of looking at the industry. These counts represent all the individuals and businesses that are either currently brewing or actively seeking to start brewing beer.

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America’s beer distributors offer great jobs that are well-suited for service members transitioning to civilian life! Use the Department of Defense's automated jobs pipeline,www.Hero2Hired.com, which assists job-seeking service members with civilian career readiness resources. Post your company’s job openings to www.H2H.jobs/employers.

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Use the NBWA advocacy app year-round for important advocacy resources, including economic data and educational videos! To download the app, visit the App Store or Play Store on your phone and search “NBWA advocacy.” Or, depending on your device, visit www.Bit.ly/nbwa-advocacy-ios or www.Bit.ly/nbwa-advocacy-droid using your mobile browser to be directed to the proper download.

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America’s independent beer distributors deliver regulatory, economic, and commercial value in the communities where they do business. They value their role in the state-based system of alcohol regulation that works to keep communities and citizens safe while encouraging healthy competition and a robust marketplace. Beer distributors are local businesses that provide more than 130,000 quality jobs with good benefits. They also get new brands to market and ensure that consumers can choose from a vast selection of beer – more than 13,000 labels!

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July 29, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors – applauds America’s craft brewers for their continued growth and entrepreneurial spirit, which adds energy and excitement to the American beer industry.

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July 28, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will offer 20 education seminars at its 77th Annual Convention to be held September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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July 25, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is accepting entries until August 1 for the Second Annual Share Your Story Contestfor beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention. The contest is intended to highlight many of the 130,000 men and women who make up the beer distribution industry, from truck drivers, inventory specialists and graphic artists to sales representatives, warehouse workers and receptionists.

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July 24, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors – is celebrating a new Gallup poll showing that Americans who drink alcohol choose beer over wine and liquor as the type of alcohol they consume most often. The poll found that 41 percent of U.S. drinkers report they typically drink beer; 31 percent name wine and 23 percent name liquor.

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August 22, 2014

Starting in July, Ithaca Beer will round out their product availability in the entire state of Pennsylvania by adding Ace Distributing to its roster. Ace will bring Ithaca Beer to bars, restaurants and stores in Adams, Lancaster and York County in PA. "We are excited to partner with Ace Distributing as well as expanding our distribution footprint further into Pennyslvania," said Chirsan Lichtenstein sales manager at Ithaca Beer Co.

August 22, 2014

Deschutes Brewery is continuing its eastward expansion. The Bend, Oregon-based company announced plans to broaden its distribution in three Michigan cities — Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing — this October. Its foray into Michigan with wholesaler partner West Side Beer Distributing will be the last “major” market expansion the brewery takes on in 2014. “We’ve been preparing for expanding our distribution area over the past few years, but we always want to make sure we can provide adequate supply to our entire footprint,” said Stacy Denbow, the brewery’s expansion

August 22, 2014

Baderbräu has announced its new distribution partner, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., one of the oldest craft and specialty beer distributors in Chicago. “We are thrilled to work with Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.,“ said Baderbräu Founder Rob Sama.  “With their proven track record at building brands, and Baderbräu continuing to build momentum in Chicago, we could not have asked for a better partner.”

August 22, 2014

Margo Knight Metzger, the director of the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild, announced the effort to make a “statewide collaboration beer” Wednesday at a beer industry event at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s new facility in Charlotte. The idea is to create a single beer using all N.C. ingredients and input from a group of N.C. brewers. The beer will be used to represent the state at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver in October. It will also be available in limited release at participating brewers.

August 21, 2014
Do you know how that ice cold beer you enjoy at the end of a long day, at a ball game or with dinner makes its way safely to you, the consumer? The answer is America’s 3,300 beer distribution facilities and 130,000 employees who work behind the scenes to get bottles, cans, cases and kegs from a...
August 11, 2014
Nearly 100 “next generation” beer distributors attended NBWA’s Second Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference held August 4 – 5 in Chicago, Illinois.
June 30, 2014
The National Beer Wholesalers Association has launched an “Employee Spotlight” Program to recognize some of the 130,000 men and women that America’s 3,300 independent beer distribution facilities employ in communities across the country. The program highlights standout beer distribution employees...


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