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Press Releases| Nov 14, 2019
Partnership aims to raise $50,000 for Mission: St. Louis, building on success of last year’s Women Who Whisky ™ collaboration ST. LOUIS (November 13, 2019) – Today, Major Brands, 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. kicked off the season of giving with the announcement of their first-of-its-kind charitable beer collaboration, Beer 4 Good, to benefit local nonprofit Mission: St. Louis. The Beer 4 Good partnership builds upon last year’s groundbreaking Women Who Whisky™, a collaboration led by Sue McCollum, Major Brands chairman and CEO, that brought together seven St. Louis-based...
Press Releases| Nov 4, 2019
Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for October 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 70 for October 2019 from 48 in October 2018. Compared to all October readings over the past five years, this marks the highest reading recorded. The “At-Risk Inventory” index for total beer index dropped up to 48 and...
Press Releases| Oct 30, 2019
Updated 18th edition offers new industry insights Alexandria, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is once again pleased to release the Distributor Productivity Report (DPR). This unique research from the beer distribution industry represents the most complete, accurate and up‐to‐date comparative financial and operating performance information available anywhere. Here are some highlights from the most recent data. Please note, these statistics are for an “average” distributor in the survey; variations across rural vs urban markets or smaller metro vs larger metro areas will...
Press Releases| Oct 22, 2019
Alexandria, Va. – When the Washington Nationals face off against the Houston Astros tonight, it will be the first time a Washington team has appeared in the World Series since 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed. After 13 long, dry years of Prohibition, the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment which banned alcohol in the United States. Earlier in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen–Harrison Act legalizing the sale of low-alcohol beer. That same year, the Washington Senators played the New York Giants in the World...
Blog| Oct 9, 2019
October 2019 marks 100 years of the Markstein Sales Company (MSCo.) Today, the company is a woman-owned and -operated, fourth-generation company continues to thrive into the next century. Markstein has remained a family-owned beverage distributor servicing 1,500 retail accounts in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties of California. From humble beginnings in 1919, Markstein has continued to grow not only as a beverage distributor, but also as an economic and civic leader in the community. The company officially kicked off its anniversary celebration last week in an exclusive invite-only event...
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

The Value of NBWA

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...

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