| 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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This ancient drinking song may actually be the first recipe for beer

Thanks to archeologists and whoever wrote down the Hymn to Ninkasi, the recipe for primordial beer is, fortunately, not lost to time. In fact, the drink itself has also been resurrected in modern times by Anchor Brewing Company. Using the Hymn of Ninkasi as a guide, the company conducted research, consulted experts and experimented at length to approximate Sumerian beer. Throughout the process, Anchor Brewing employees were surprised by how many similarities there were between ancient brewing techniques and our own modern production practices.

PepsiCo to lay off hundreds of workers in headquarters roles

PepsiCo Inc. is laying off workers at the headquarters of its North American snacks and beverages divisions, a signal that corporate belt-tightening is extending beyond tech and media, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Hundreds of jobs will be eliminated. The cuts affect the company's North American beverage business, based in Purchase, N.Y., and its North America snacks and packaged-foods business, which has headquarters in Chicago and Plano, Texas.

Oregon recalls thousands of cannabis products over pesticide concerns

Oregon regulators issued a recall for more than 22,000 cannabis concentrate products over concerns they might contain pesticides. Licensed Oregon cannabis companies manufactured the concentrates under the trade names Bobsled and Quantum Alchemy, the state Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) said in a news release. The recall applies to 9,300 units still on the market and 13,600 units sold to customers. The recalled products range from jars of marijuana extract such as resin and distillate to vape cartridges and Rick Simpson Oil.

Miller High Life made a 'leg lamp beer tower'

As far as classic holiday films go, they don't get much better than "A Christmas Story." Though the film was released 38 years ago, it's still making an impact thanks to one very seductive leg lamp. In fact, that leg is so beloved that nearly four decades later, Miller High Life created its own limited-edition High Life Leg Lamp Beer Tower. Though, to be clear, Miller High Life's leg isn't a 1-1 replica. The beer company says that even though its beer tower is a nod to the film's iconic lamp, it has a few key differences.

NBWA toasts 89th anniversary of the 21st Amendment and announces 2023 campaign to mark 90th

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), the leading voice for the nation’s 3,000 independent beer distributors, reflects on the importance of the 89th anniversary of the 21st Amendment. On December 5, 1933, the 18th Amendment was repealed, and the 21st Amendment was ratified, ending Prohibition and paving the way for the subsequent state-based alcohol policies, which served as the foundation for the modern beer industry.

Walgreens launches 24-hour same-day delivery

Reaching more customers seeking convenience, Walgreens announced that it had launched a 24-hour same-day delivery service to nearly 400 stores, enabling shoppers to order more than 27,000 items for delivery in an hour or so. Shoppers can also get their prescriptions via same-day delivery within the Walgreens app or by calling the pharmacy, and delivery fees will vary based on location. The new 24-hour service isn't currently available in 10 states, including Colorado, Iowa and Utah.

Heineken chief says drinkers still see beer as affordable luxury

Global beer consumption is holding up despite economic challenges, with employment strong and drinkers still treating higher-priced "premium" beer as an affordable luxury, the head of Heineken said on Friday. Chief Executive Dolf van den Brink told Reuters the Dutch brewer had seen signs of decelerating consumption in Europe, its largest market, in September after a very strong summer. "For next year, we are deliberately being a bit conservative by...

BJ's joins the retail media bandwagon

BJ's Wholesale Club has unveiled a retail media program allowing product suppliers to tap first-party data about the company's members to direct advertising at those consumers, the membership retailer announced. BJ's is using Microsoft's PromoteIQ automated vendor marketing platform to manage the initiative, known as BJ's Media Edge. The program's launch marks BJ's entry into a fast-growing advertising sector that is attracting a growing number of retailers looking to turn their shopper relationships into revenue streams.

New Christmas beers for 2022

With Thanksgiving now behind us, the winter holiday season is officially ON. And you'll need the right beers when that snow starts to fall. Christmas trees have start appearing on cars, and holiday beers are beginning to show up at retail. American Craft Brewing has rounded up a list of new Christmas beers to try this holiday season.