| NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage 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 Mary Beth Hervig at mbhervig@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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Why grocery chains are outperforming expectations amid inflation

Grocers like a little bit of inflation in their business. But the sort of food inflation we've been seeing this year, which has crept up into the double digits in recent months, carries a significant amount of risk. Yes, those higher prices can boost sales. They can also push shoppers toward discount operators that are waiting with open arms. Grocery Dive explores why grocers are outperforming, despite inflation.

Indiana University Athletics announces Coors Light as exclusive domestic beer sponsor

Coors Light products will be available for purchase at various Indiana athletics venues as soon as this fall. IU Athletics announced a new partnership and multi-year sponsorship agreement with Molson Coors Beverage Company, making Coors Light the exclusive domestic beer sponsor at IU athletics home events. This upcoming athletics year, IU athletics will offer beer sales at home football, baseball, softball and men's and women's soccer games.

Bill to extend alcohol service to 4 a.m. in SF clears major hurdle

A 4 a.m. last call in San Francisco is one step closer to becoming a reality. The revived effort to give bars in the city the option to stay open while serving alcohol for two additional hours survived an Assembly Appropriations Committee vote. And though local nightlife advocates have had their hopes dashed in the past, there's optimism that this time it will stick. SB 930 would require the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to create a three-year pilot program where chosen alcohol license holders in specific cities are allowed to sell alcoholic beverages between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Craft beer experts shout out their favorite hazy IPAs available now

It's August, and it's hot. You need something to quench your summer thirst. Water is the OG, of course, but we're here to talk about beer. Specifically, the hazy style of IPA. Whether it's a New England-style IPA or another type of hazy, we love them — especially this time of year. If you need help finding a few great hazy IPA options to finish out this summer strong (and juicy), UPROXX is here to help. They asked a few well-known craft beer experts and brewers for their favorite hazy IPAs available right now.

Harpoon to launch its first non-alcoholic beer

Harpoon Brewery is making its first foray into non-alcoholic beer. Harpoon said it plans to launch Open League, a hazy India Pale Ale — sans alcohol, with 35 calories per serving—later this month. Open League follows Rec. League, a lower-alcohol beer with fewer calories that Harpoon pitches as "a crushable craft beer that won't slow you down." According to Future Market Insights, an industry research firm, the non-alcoholic customer segment is expected to grow worldwide by 7.8% annually over the next decade. By 2032, the market could approach $44 billion in sales.

Ball Corporation to close two beverage can manufacturing plants

Beverage canning company Ball Corporation announced the shuttering of two United States plants. The closure follows months of consistent decline in the company's stock price and a more dramatic recent drop on Aug. 4. Ball's St. Paul, Minn., and Phoenix, Ariz. aluminum can manufacturing plants will close. The closure in St. Paul is estimated to affect at least 110 employees at the manufacturing location. Future plans for the facility have not been disclosed. The Colorado-based company, which employs 24,000 people worldwide, acquired the manufacturing property in 2016.

12 essential tips for cooking with beer

Wine may be regarded as the cooking liquid of choice for many home cooks, but if you limit yourself, you won't be able to appreciate all that beer has to offer. Cooking with beer is a tradition that goes far back in history. In ancient Egypt and Sumeria, physicians believed that cooking with beer was good for your health. But, for many people, cooking with a beer is still a mystery. There aren't many easy answers to cooking with beer, so you have to get into the kitchen and experiment for yourself.

N.C. loosens alcohol restrictions, but some rules still concern bar owners

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill last month that says customers no longer need to be members at bars in order to get a drink. The old laws required business owners to charge a small fee so patrons could get beer, wine or mixed drinks. The new law makes some things easier for bar owners and customers, but there are still rules that some see as burdensome.