| NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

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.

Tools for Beer Distribution Employees

“Six-Pack” of Warehouse Visit Tips

• Instructional Video - Warehouse Tours: Showing the Value of Beer Distributors 


Flashback Friday

The National Park Service had a tradition of honoring landmarks in different industries. If we rewind back to the spring of 1967 some thought the selection of a brewery as a national landmark was odd. St. Louis' KSDK takes a trip back in time to relive the dedication ceremony. 

In-store shopping reigns supreme

Despite e-commerce's boom during the pandemic, Survey Monkey’s findings build on other recent polls and research that show shoppers still prefer in-person shopping by a wide margin. They found that 86% of adults in the U.S. want to buy groceries themselves at the store. 

'I Need More Beer' elderly woman who went viral in lockdown dies

Olive Veronesi went viral on social media in April 2020 when she was photographed from a window holding up a can of beer in on hand and her dry-erase board in the other, which read "I Need More Beer!!" Veronesi's loves for Coors Light even reached the brand, which surprised her with 10 cases of beer just days later. The Pennsylvania woman "passed away peacefully with her family by her side."

Craig Stein Beverage joins Distributors Against Human Trafficking Initiative

Craig Stein Beverage is proud to be joining the initiative to combat human trafficking in the United States. All employees will receive the resources and training to recognize signs of human trafficking provided by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA). This training is a part of NBWA’s Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative, which was launched in July 2020.

Square announces on-demand alcohol delivery for restaurants and bars

Square recently announced that the point of sales system is introducing an on-demand alcohol delivery feature for restaurants, bars, breweries, or any other operator that partners with Square. This commission-free service will allow customers to purchase alcohol through an operator’s website and the order will then be fulfilled through DoorDash for a flat fee.

Queen Elizabeth launched a beer line

Buckingham Palace has confirmed to PEOPLE that the 95-year-old monarch has approved the sale of a range of beer brewed from plants grown on her Sandringham estate in Norfolk. The beers come in two varieties: a cold-filtered, traditional English "bitter" and a stronger Golden IPA described as "uniquely natural."

Michel Doukeris takes over as AB InBev CEO

Carlos Brito, who built Anheuser-Busch InBev into one of the world’s biggest brewer during 15 years at the helm, will step down as CEO in July. He will be replaced by the group’s North America head of sales, Michel Doukeris, as it shifts focus from acquisitions to boosting sales. Chairman Martin Barrington said Doukeris’ expertise in brands, consumers and innovation was ideally suited for the company’s next phase.