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From members of Congress to state legislators, attorneys generals, regulators and the media, beer distributors across the country are hosting warehouse visits to showcase their critical role in the independent distribution system.

To schedule a behind-the scenes look at a beer distribution warehouse in your community, please contact Federal Affairs Assistant Elizabeth Baker at ebaker@nbwa.org

If you are a distributor who has hosted a warehouse visit, please share details of your visit with NBWA by completing the feedback form.

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Outdoorsy wins that call for a celebratory beer

There are so many duos that are simply matches made in heaven -- peanut butter and jelly, popcorn and movies. One that remains unmatched: beer and the great outdoors. Elite Daily partnered with #BeersToThat to share some of the best outdoor moments to celebrate with a beer, from outdoor workouts to majestic views.

Hot Springs National Park turns 100 and they brewed a beer to celebrate

America's Spa, otherwise known as Hot Springs National Park, is celebrating its 100th birthday this week. What better way to celebrate the centennial than with a cold one? Hot Springs National Park is the first national park to have its own brewery -- Superior Bathhouse, a centuries-old bathhouse turned brewery, creates 18 unique brews using the park's 144 degree spring water.

New hard seltzers hitting the market

March is here and so are the first signs of spring: warmer temperatures, college basketball conference tournaments, the season's first blooms and new beverages stocking the shelves. It's hard to ignore all the fresh flavors coming down the pipeline in the next few weeks, particularly when looking at the hard seltzer market. From the major players reprising their already successful seltzers to fresh flavors from local companies, here are seven new hard seltzers to check out as spring appears.

And now oat milk is coming for your beer, too

Americans can't get enough of oat milk -- sales of the dairy alternative exploded by more than 300%, according to industry trackers. It's in our coffee, our cereal and now our beer, too. Dogfish Head, the Delaware-based brewer owned by Boston Beer Company, just released Hazy-O!, a hazy IPA made, you guessed it, with oat milk. Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head, recommends pairing the creamy beer with spicy foods: "The oat milk not only provides a silky-smooth mouthfeel, but it also acts like a fire extinguisher on the palette."

See Dixie Beer's timeline to become Faubourg Brewing

The first major step to transform Dixie Beer to Faubourg Brewing happened this week: the Dixie name was removed from the tower that rises over the modern facility. Brewery Manager Jim Birch said, "What this means is we're in the final countdown to the official introduction of Faubourg." Why Faubourg? It pays homage to the diverse neighborhoods of New Orleans, many of which were called faubourgs through the city's history.

Discover beer prices all over the world

Did you know that Qatar has the most expensive beer in the world? Or that you can find the cheapest beer in South Africa? If you've ever wondered how much people pay for a pint in other places around the world, or how much beer other nations are consuming, check out these infographics from Expensivity.com. Comprehensive research reveals the average price of beer, how much people spend on beer annually and how much beer is consumed in 58 countries.

Bang Energy is now in the hard seltzer business

Bang Energy is venturing beyond the energy drink market and diving into the world of hard seltzer with their new Bang Mixx Hard Seltzer. The beverage will likely be hitting shelves at retailers sometime in 2021, although no official launch date has been announced. Bang Mixx Hard Seltzer hits many of the same stats as other hard seltzers on the market and will come in seven different flavors. 

PepsiCo launching line of cocktail mixers

At-home drinking was already on the rise before COVID-19 hit, and PepsiCo is looking to meet the moment. The beverage giant is launching a line of non-alcoholic cocktail mixers under its new Neon Zebra brand. In the last year, U.S. consumers have spent $304.6 million on cocktail mixers, up 36% from the previous year. The cocktail mixers will hit shelves on Monday in four flavors: margarita, strawberry daiquiri, mojito and whiskey sour.

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