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Press Releases| Oct 15, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement on the passing of Bill Coors: “Bill Coors was a great American who revolutionized the beer industry and recognized the importance of collaboration. He was an innovator and visionary whose support of America’s beer distributors and the system of alcohol regulation earned him generations of fans, including his competitors. On behalf of the beer distribution industry, we offer our prayers to the Coors family. Bill’s many contributions to the beer industry will...
Press Releases| Oct 9, 2018
Independent beer distributor fund donates $50,000 to help communities in need On Sunday, Oct. 7, the North Carolina Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association presented a $50,000 donation from the Independent Beer Distributors Relief Fund (IBDRF) to the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to assist with recovery efforts in the Carolinas following the devastation of Hurricane Florence. The check was presented at "Come Together for the Coast,” a fundraiser to support businesses, families and communities affected by the recent storm. “America’s 3,000 independent distributors...
Press Releases| Oct 3, 2018
Alabama Beer Distributor Michael Schilleci to Lead Association’s Efforts on Behalf of America’s Licensed, Independent Beer Distributors Alexandria, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is pleased to announce its officers for the 2018-2019 term. Michael Schilleci, president of Supreme Beverage Company, Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., has been appointed Chairman of the Board. He assumed the position and its responsibilities during NBWA’s 81 st Annual Convention and Product Showcase held Sept. 23-26 in San Diego, Calif. Other officers of NBWA’s Board of Directors include: Vice...
Press Releases| Oct 1, 2018
Newburyport Brewing, Summit Brewing Company and Mother Earth Brewing recognized as outstanding brewer partners for distributors ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), which represents America’s 3,000 independent beer distributors across the country, proudly presented three brewers with 2018 Brewer Partner of the Year Awards. Newburyport Brewing of Newburyport, Massachusetts won NBWA’s top prize, the 2018 Brewer Partner of the Year Gold Award. Summit Brewing Company and Mother Earth Brewing were awarded the Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively. For the fourth...
Press Releases| Sep 28, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Byrd: “As the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the length of Tennessee’s residency requirement for licensed retailers and wholesalers, NBWA will continue to support and defend the independent beer distribution system which works so well for so many. Central to this efficient and effective system is the proven state regulatory framework under which everyone benefits. As the...
Press Releases| Sep 26, 2018
Incoming Chairman Michael Schilleci announces priorities, highlights distributor and brewer award winners San Diego, Calif. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) celebrated the final day of its 81 st Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Tuesday with the passing of the Chairman’s gavel to Michael Schilleci, president of Supreme Beverage Company. NBWA also honored several leading distributors and industry leaders with the group’s most prestigious awards. “We are thrilled to welcome Michael Schilleci as the new Chairman of the NBWA Board,” said NBWA CEO and President Craig Purser...
Press Releases| Sep 25, 2018
First day focuses on future of the beer industry, highlights successes over the last year ​​San Diego, Calif. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off its 81st Convention in San Diego, Calif., Monday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, welcoming beer wholesalers from across the country. NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser and outgoing Chairman Jim Matesich of Matesich Distributing welcomed the crowd of over 1,600 people and highlighted the many accomplishments of the industry over the last year. The two also unveiled the Beer Growth Initiative (BGI), an industry-wide...
Press Releases| Sep 16, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Monday, September 17, America’s independent beer distributors will join citizens throughout the country in commemorating Constitution Day, which celebrates the formatting and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) issued the following statement on behalf of President & CEO Craig Purser: “Today we raise a glass to our nation’s Constitution and recognize the pivotal role that beer and our state-based system of alcohol regulation have played throughout our country’s history. Unlike any other product on the...
Press Releases| Sep 13, 2018
The National Beer Wholesalers Association releases the Beer Purchasers’ Index for August 2018.
Blog| Sep 10, 2018
NBWA was proud to serve as a sponsor once again for Zephyr Conference’ Annual Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference, which took place August 10–11, 2018, in Loudoun County, Va.

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