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Press Releases| Aug 24, 2016
Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur Will Speak on Tuesday, September 27 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann will speak at the National Beer Wholesalers Association ’s (NBWA) 79 th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Theismann will speak during the general session on Tuesday, September 27. Theismann achieved fame in his 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and led the team to consecutive appearances in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XVIII. During his football career, he was...
Blog| Aug 19, 2016
As the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) prepares to present the Second Annual NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award , the association recently checked in with Dust Bowl Brewing Co. , the recipient of the 2015 Brewer Partner Marketing Innovation Award. Dust Bowl Brewing Co. has been in operation since 2009 in Turlock, California. NBWA talked to Sales Manager Scott Chaffee to learn what’s new with the brewery since it was honored at NBWA’s 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas last October. Q: Last year, Dust Bowl was the first recipient of the NBWA Brewer Partner...
Photos| Aug 16, 2016
Nearly 150 “next generation” beer distributors attended NBWA’s Fourth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference August 7 – 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.
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Blog| Aug 11, 2016
Nearly 150 “next generation” beer distributors attended NBWA’s Fourth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference August 7 – 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. Next Generation Group Chairman Bud Dunn welcomed the group and recognized first-time attendees, noting that this year’s conference grew by more than 25 new...
Blog| Aug 5, 2016
By: Craig Purser, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO In the beer industry, there’s great excitement about the rampant growth in the number of breweries across the country. More than 4,000 are now in operation. Nearly two more are opening every day. This growth is providing consumers with unprecedented choice and countless brands to sample. And that’s fueling more competition than the industry has ever seen. With a steady stream of new breweries popping up, every brand is trying to develop its own niche and create its own loyal consumer base. And many brewers will tell you...
Press Releases| Aug 2, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will offer 18 education seminars at its 79th Annual Convention September 25 – 28, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. “In addition to an outstanding lineup of general session speakers and 150 exhibitors participating in this year’s expanded, two-day Product Demonstration Showcase, NBWA is excited to offer a diverse selection of education seminars taught by leading experts in their industries,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser. “From warehousing and operations to management trends, sales coaching...
Press Releases| Jul 26, 2016
Craft Beer Mid-Year Data Show 8 Percent Increase in Production Volume ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s more than 3,000 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 production volume by American craft brewers, as defined by BA, increased 8 percent during the first half of the year. As of June 30, a record...
Press Releases| Jul 25, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association ’s (NBWA) 79 th Annual Convention will take place September 25 – 28, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Political pundits Tucker Carlson and Bill Press will provide in-depth analysis of this election season during the general session on Tuesday, September 27, the morning after the first scheduled presidential debate. The pair of pundits were co-hosts of CNN debate show The Spin Room , with Carlson on the political right and Press on the political left. Today, they are both regular contributors on cable news...
Press Releases| Jul 20, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Department of Justice announced that it has agreed to a settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) that will permit ABI to proceed with its acquisition of SABMiller. National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement in response: “The Department of Justice has imposed conditions to this merger – one of the largest deals in history and the largest ever in the beer industry – with the goal of maintaining competition in the beer industry and ensuring the continuation of the robust and competitive independent distribution...
Blog| Jul 11, 2016
Beer bloggers, journalists and beer industry writers gathered at the 2016 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference July 8-10 in Tampa Bay, Florida, to meet, learn, taste and share. The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) served as a sponsor of the seventh annual conference, with NBWA staff on hand to interact with nearly 150 beer writers and communicate the role of independent distributors in delivering their favorite beers to store shelves and bar taps across the country. Beer Economics With NBWA’s Lester Jones NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones set the stage for industry discussions the...

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