America’s Beer Distributors: The Face of the American Beer Industry | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

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Brochures| Dec 24, 2014

Who Are America’s Beer Distributors?

Beer distributors, licensed by both the federal and state governments, get bottles, cans, cases and kegs from a brewer or importer to the shelf of your favorite store, local restaurant or neighborhood bar through a safe, transparent and accountable system. They work hard to help new brands get to market and to ensure that consumers can choose from a vast selection of beer. In fact, more than 13,000 labels of beer are available to American consumers today. 

America’s independent beer distributors are local businesses that operate in every state and congressional district across the United States. They provide 130,000 solid jobs with good benefits to people who live in their communities. Beer distributors do more than buy, store, sell and deliver beer. They are also small business owners, civic leaders, parents and philanthropists who are active in their communities. Beer distributors play a vital role in working to keep the communities where they live and work safe by sponsoring a wide array of programs to promote responsible consumption, combat drunkdriving and work to eliminate underage drinking. Beer distributors also value their role in the state-based system of alcohol regulation that works to keep communities and citizens safe while encouraging healthy competition and a robust marketplace.

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