Today, Eric Best, general manager/partner of Bob Hall LLC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, assumed the position of 2014-2015 chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Beer Wholesalers Association at the association’s 77th Annual Convention. As chairman, Best will help guide the association as it advocates for licensed, independent beer distributors and educates elected officials, regulators, media and the public about the value of beer distributors and America’s effective system of state-based alcohol regulation.
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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) honored several industry leaders today during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention. The NBWA Public Affairs Award was presented to the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance, while Triple Crown Beverage Group in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia and Bob Archer of Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc. were recognized for their political involvement.
Saint Archer Brewing is now set to expand distribution throughout the San Francisco Bay area with DBI Beverage Inc. Beginning October 6, the San Diego brewery’s four core offerings will be made available throughout San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Truckee, Chico, Ukiah, Stockton and Napa.
N.K.S. Distributing has partnered with Mispillion River Brewing in Delaware. Mispillion River Brewing has made a name for themselves in Delaware for the variety of draft beers they have brewed. In the 10 months they have been opened, they brewed over 90 different styles of beer. They began distributing many of their libations in the state of Delaware in January 2014 and they will now be joining the N.K.S. craft beer portfolio, which contains Sam Adams, New Belgium, and Evolution.
Samuel Adams has released its Boston Lager and Rebel IPA in 16-ounce cans. Previously, only its Boston Lager was available in the specially designed 12-ounce "Sam Can" that was introduced last year.
Even as the U.S. economy reached a milestone in May with employment exceeding the prerecession peak, 29 of 50 states have yet to match that accomplishment, according to Labor Department data compiled by Bloomberg. New Mexico, for instance, still had 4 percent fewer employed workers, ranking among the bottom 10 percent of states.
Bon Appetit magazine explains why you need to try wet-hopped beer this fall.
You'll see a big push from American craft brewers this fall to take the German style and — dare they — tinker with beers that many consider the most balanced in the world. (German law prohibits their brewers from using any ingredients beyond barley, hops, water, and yeast.) The result? A sometimes wild, uniquely American, take on German brewing.