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Press Releases| Oct 7, 2019
Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for September 2019. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The total beer index rose to 58 for September 2019 from 46 in September 2018. Compared to all September readings over the past five years, this marks an improving trend over 2016, 2017 and 2018. The “At-Risk Inventory” index for total beer index...
Videos| Oct 7, 2019

NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award - Lone Pine

Each year, NBWA selects brewers that exemplify the partnership between brewers and independent beer distributors. The 2019 NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Gold winner, Lone Pine Brewing Company from Maine, does exactly that.
Videos| Oct 6, 2019

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Press Releases| Sep 27, 2019
Lone Pine Brewing, Urban Chestnut Brewing, and Remedy Brewing Co. recognized as outstanding brewer partners Alexandria, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), which represents America’s more than 3,000 independent beer distributors across the country, presented three brewers with 2019 Brewer Partner of the Year Awards. Lone Pine Brewing of Portland, Maine, won NBWA’s highest brewer achievement, the 2019 Brewer Partner of the Year Gold Award. Urban Chestnut Brewing and Remedy Brewing Co. were awarded the Brewer Partner of the Year Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively. For...
Press Releases| Sep 24, 2019
Gelner details priorities as Chairman, general session discussions focus on future industry growth Las Vegas, Nev. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) closed out the 82 nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas with the passing of the Chairman’s gavel to Brian Gelner, executive vice president and CFO of Heart of America Beverage Co. The final day also featured insights from industry pioneers and experts on the cutting edge of the consumer experience. “Brian is a staunch advocate for beer distributors, and we are thrilled to welcome him as our new Chairman of the Board,”...
Press Releases| Sep 23, 2019
First day focuses on future of the beer industry, highlights industry developments over the last year Las Vegas, Nev. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) today began its 82 nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, bringing beer distributors together from across the country. NBWA Outgoing Chairman Michael Schilleci of Alabama-based Supreme Beverage and NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser welcomed a crowd of over 3,000 people. “It’s great to be back together with so many hardworking members of the beer community from across the country,” said Craig Purser, NBWA president...
Blog| Sep 20, 2019
Around the world, disruption is happening in nearly every industry as companies race to meet the demands of consumers constantly in search of the next best thing. This includes the alcohol industry. This summer, for example, we saw hard seltzers, which you can now order from an app on your smartphone, take the country by storm. Hard seltzers, apps and smartphones weren’t even part of our vocabulary a few years ago. Although the alcohol industry looks a lot different than it did 10 or even five years ago, with the explosion of new products, there is one constant – the U.S. alcohol marketplace...
Press Releases| Sep 18, 2019
The Beer Growth Initiative launches first marketing campaign in Austin, Texas AUSTIN, TEXAS – Sept. 18, 2019: Today, the Beer Growth Initiative – a collaborative project of the Beer Institute (BI), National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) – announced the initial market launch of its “ Beers To That ” consumer campaign, which aims to elevate and celebrate the beer category while reminding consumers of legal drinking age who choose to drink alcohol that there is a beer for just about every occasion. The “Beers To That” campaign promotes the entire beer...
Press Releases| Sep 17, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today America’s independent beer distributors commemorate Constitution Day, which celebrates the 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 remember the signing of our nation’s Constitution and reflect on the pivotal role it played to create our state-based alcohol accountability network. After more than 230 years and two constitutional amendments, our country’s alcohol laws are the most effective in the world, protecting...

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