Distributor Employee Spotlight

America’s 3,300 independent beer distribution facilities employ 130,000 men and women across the country. The NBWA Employee Spotlight Program highlights standout beer distribution employees and showcases their achievements. In the spotlight: Pam Stull of Craig Stein Beverage Company in Vancouver, Washington.
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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 Chief Economist Lester Jones provides a look at recent U.S. import volume gains. He notes that, with Mexican imports now almost two thirds of total import volumes, the Hispanic beer market is poised to be a driving force for the U.S. beer business for the remainder of 2014 and into 2015.

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The Compensation and Benefits Study is an industry study that allows NBWA members to compare their compensation levels and benefits policies with other distributors of similar size and by region. NBWA’s Compensation and Benefits Study provides timely information and is an important management tool for beer distributors. The Compensation and Benefits Study is produced every other year, and the 2014 CBS is currently available for purchase by NBWA members only. 

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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) jointly presented the 2014 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award to J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. of Tampa, Florida. The award, now in its eighth year, was presented on October 4, 2014, at the Great American Beer Festival® hosted by the BA in Denver, Colorado. The award recognizes an American beer distribution company that does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer.

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NBWA-TV captured highlights from NBWA's 77th Annual Convention, held September 28 - October 1 in New Orleans. Watch NBWA-TV newscasts to see live reports covering all of the excitement from this year's convention along with videos showcasing the 2014 NBWA Legislative Conference, how independent beer distributors are Main Street businesses fueling Wall Street and how distributors are working with craft breweries to build awareness for their brands and help them grow.

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Read the special NBWA 77th Annual Convention issue, which provides a look at the activities of the National Beer Wholesaler Association, including membership programs and services. Read a message from NBWA's incoming chairman of the Board of Directors, why warehouse visits are key to building relationships on Capitol Hill and how NBWA is engaging with beer bloggers. Also read about NBWA's Share Your Story Contest, the Next Generation Group, the Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award and more.

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October 6, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce its Board of Directors officers for the 2014-2015 term. Eric Best, general manager/partner of Bob Hall LLC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, takes the helm as chairman of the Board. He assumed the position and its responsibilities during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention held September 28 – October 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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October 4, 2014

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association(BA) are pleased to announce that J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. of Tampa, Florida, has been selected as the 2014 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year. The award, now in its eighth year, recognizes the beer distribution company that does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer. NBWA and BA presented the award jointly today at the Great American Beer Festival® in Denver, Colorado.

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September 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Eric Best, general manager/partner of Bob Hall LLC in Upper Marlboro, Mar

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September 30, 2014

Public Affairs and Political Action Awards Presented at NBWA 77th Annual Convention

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) honored several industry leaders today during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention taking place September 28 – October 1 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The NBWA Public Affairs Award recognizes outstanding efforts to advocate for and promote the beer distribution industry through effective communications and public affairs initiatives.  It was presented to the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance.

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November 20, 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV confirmed Wednesday it is cutting jobs and consolidating its sales division in the U.S. after the world's largest brewer posted weak third-quarter results in its largest market. AB InBev declined to specify how many employees are being laid off. The job cuts affect salaried employees in divisions ranging from marketing and procurement to sales and brewery operations, according to people familiar with the matter. One person estimated hundreds of jobs could be eliminated.

November 20, 2014

Live Oak Brewing Company plans to erect a 22,000 square foot building to house the new brewery which will include a custom German-built brewhouse, millroom, lab, cold storage and distribution facilitites. Currently, Live Oak Brewing Company makes a total of 16 beers that are distributed by beer distributors in the greater Houston area and plans to expand distribution to grocery, convenience and package stores in the fourth quarter of 2015.

November 20, 2014

The first thing you notice when arriving at Tailgate Beer's new West Nashville headquarters is the sheer size of the property. Founder and owner Wesley Keegan has ambitious plans for the space. When Tailgate moved to Nashville, it had a distribution network across 14 states, but the company has scaled back its beer offerings and distribution with the move. Today its available in a handful of states, including Tennessee (through Ajax Turner), and sold in stores like Walmart, Mapco and local beer stores.

November 3, 2014
The beer distribution industry is made up of more than 130,000 hardworking men and women who take great pride in their jobs. Many of those people have been working in the industry for decades.  
October 17, 2014
Rick McAmis, area manager at Premium Beverage Sales in Springfield, Missouri, was recently recognized on stage at NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention in New Orleans as the winner of NBWA’s Second Annual Share Your Story Contest. <
September 28, 2014
Read the special NBWA 77th Annual Convention issue, which provides a look at the activities of the National Beer Wholesaler Association, including membership programs and services. Read a message from NBWA's incoming chairman of the Board of Directors, why warehouse visits are key to building...

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