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Photos| Apr. 25, 2016
Independent beer distributors representing all 50 states traveled to Washington, D.C., April 10-13, 2016, for the 2016 National Beer Wholesalers Association Legislative Conference to educate members of Congress about how competition in the U.S. beer market thrives because of open and independent distribution.
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Blog| Apr. 21, 2016
NBWA is excited to host members of the NBWA Next Generation Group at the Fourth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference , August 8-9 in Nashville, Tennessee. The NBWA Next Generation Group brings together future leaders in the beer distribution industry and helps members learn more about the beer business, get more involved with the association and network with other distributors from all areas of the country representing all brands. NBWA Next Generation Group Chairman Bud Dunn said, “As leaders we are always pushing our teams to learn and become stronger, but, in order to do...
Blog| Apr. 20, 2016
NBWA has added three new videos to its safety training video library – a membership resource created exclusively for beer distributors. The safety training videos feature real-life scenarios for employees in NBWA member warehouses. The videos are housed on the NBWA website and are available to distributor members on-demand 24/7, along with a downloadable quiz. Employers can use the quizzes to verify that an employee watched the video and to document the training for human resources. “NBWA is working hard to provide useful and meaningful safety training videos for our companies. Many larger...
Press Releases| Apr. 11, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent beer distributors representing all 50 states arrived in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2016 National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Legislative Conference to educate members of Congress about how competition in the U.S. beer market thrives because of open and independent distribution. NBWA Chairman of the Board Travis Markstein noted that there are more than 4,000 breweries operating in the U.S. today because of the independent beer distribution system, which gets brewers of all sizes to markets across the country. “Distributors take pride in building...
Beer Route| Apr. 7, 2016
Read the 2016 Legislative Conference issue , which provides a look at the activities of the National Beer Wholesaler Association. Learn about what's been happening in Congress; read tactics for developing relationships with members of the media; and get an economic update on the beer industry. Read a preview of NBWA's Fourth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference ; learn about new safety training videos that NBWA offers to members; and find out what new features have been added to the upgraded NBWA Advocacy App! Download
Blog| Apr. 7, 2016
By: Laurie Knight, NBWA Executive Vice President, Government Affairs Turn on your television, pick up a newspaper or just check the newsfeed on your phone – you can’t overlook that America is preparing for elections this year. What may be hard to believe is that Election Day is still seven months away. Although the unprecedented presidential campaigns are monopolizing conversations and headlines right now, it’s important to remember that all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 Senate seats – which could determine which party controls the Senate for the next two years –...
Blog| Apr. 4, 2016
By: Craig Purser, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO Hundreds of beer distributors from across the country will soon gather in our nation’s capital for the 2016 NBWA Legislative Conference . With change coming to the White House and Capitol Hill next year, it’s vital that beer distributors strengthen existing relationships and build new ones to ensure that elected leaders are educated about effective alcohol regulation and the role of independent beer distributors, who work closely with brewers and licensed retailers, to safely deliver a wide variety of products for...
Press Releases| Mar. 31, 2016
​ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Throughout the month of April, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will be recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month , as highlighted by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to raise awareness about alcohol abuse. “Alcohol is a unique product that is not for everyone,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “National Alcohol Awareness Month is an appropriate time to recognize that alcoholic beverages need to be effectively regulated to help combat abuse and to ensure they do not end up in the hands of those...
Press Releases| Mar. 23, 2016
Craft Beer Data Show 13 Percent Increase in Production Volume ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors – applauds America’s craft brewers for their continued growth and entrepreneurial spirit, which adds energy and excitement to the American beer industry. The Brewers Association (BA) released data today showing that craft brewers, as defined by BA, continued to grow in double digits last year as American craft beer production volume increased 13 percent. The data suggests that...
Press Releases| Mar. 15, 2016
WASHINGTON – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) website received national recognition in the PR News’ 2016 Nonprofit PR Awards . NBWA was honored today at the PR News Spring Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event saluted a distinguished circle of those holding the key to best practices in the nonprofit communications arena, honoring the top nonprofit PR campaigns of the year, the smartest communications initiatives and the people behind them. NBWA, the trade association representing America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors, worked...

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