Blog | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors
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Blog| May 13, 2019
During National Small Business Week, NBWA President and CEO talked with John Tucker of the Bloomberg Small Business Report. Purser shared the story of America's 3,000 independent beer distribution companies that are delivering quality local jobs to 141,000 hardworking men and women in small towns and big cities across the country. 5.13.19 Small Business Week Bloomberg Radio Small Business Report.mp3
Blog| May 8, 2019
This week is National Small Business Week and an excellent opportunity for all Americans to celebrate the backbone of the U.S. economy – small businesses. Throughout the country, small businesses are the centerpiece of their communities and, undoubtedly, the engine that keeps our economy driving forward. For more than 85 years, one sector of small business has worked behind the scenes to help quench the thirst of millions of Americans – independent beer distributors. With more than 3,000 beer distribution companies nationwide, these family-owned businesses operate in every state and...
Blog| Apr 9, 2019
The rebound in the March jobs report coupled with months of tremendous progress reducing U.S. unemployment is a reminder that policy makers must always keep growth and hiring top of mind. As members of the National Beer Wholesalers Association arrive in Washington, D.C. this week for our annual legislative conference, we are proudly briefing members of Congress about why our industry is a model for creating opportunity where it’s needed most. Independent beer distributors operate in every state and congressional district across the country. More than 3,000 wholesalers—primarily family-owned...
Blog| Apr 8, 2019
Alabama’s independent beer distributors are convening with their counterparts from every state in the nation this week at a national conference to deliver a compelling message to lawmakers. As local companies, we want members of Congress to know why their support for independent, Main Street businesses and our workers is essential. Today, major metropolitan areas are enjoying a bustling economy, but as many Alabamians recognize, the benefits have failed to reach deeply into some rural and underserved neighborhoods. Independent beer distributors stand in contrast to this trend, a model for...
Blog| Apr 4, 2019
by Alex Gangitano The leading voices for the beer industry in Washington, D.C., are women, breaking the stereotype that beer is a male-dominated business. For women at the industry’s most prominent groups, those changes are long overdue. When Kimberly McKinnish, the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) senior vice president and chief financial officer, started working in the beer industry 30 years ago, she never had to wait in line for the bathroom at conferences. “When you went to the ladies’ room you walked right in, and there was this long line at the men’s room. It was the...
Blog| Apr 1, 2019
Recently, the U.S. State Department issued a warning to spring breakers headed to Mexico — beware of tainted, unregulated alcohol. Here in the United States, consumers can have confidence that the alcohol they purchase is safe. That is no accident. Our regulatory system for alcohol helps prevent the sale of illicit and counterfeit goods and stands in stark contrast to the recurring tragedy of deaths from fake alcohol in other countries. In February, sad news made headlines: bootleg alcohol killed nearly 250 people in two separate incidents in India. While shocking, these unfortunate news...
Blog| Mar 12, 2019
Brown Distributing Company in Austin, Texas, recently helped send off William Mullican, a Special Olympics athlete who is representing Team USA in the World Golf games in Abu Dhabi. The family-owned distributor of over 50 years provided Mullican with a custom banner, cooler decals and golf gear galore, adding to the special send-off his employer, Texas-based supermarket chain H-E-B, arranged. BrownSpecialOlympics.png KXAN shared William's story. William Mullican and Matt Rueter will do what few ever have or ever will: Represent Team USA on the world stage. "I'm going to and leaving on March...
Blog| Feb 12, 2019
Our very own Craig Purser spoke to local radio stations across the country about the magnitude of work that goes into ensuring football fans nationwide have their favorite beers on Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl is one of America’s favorite times to crack open a cold one. In fact, the three weeks leading up to the Super Bowl is the busiest time for beer sales during the winter months. According to the economic data from NBWA and Fintech, the Super Bowl is the seventh biggest beer drinking occasion of the year. Listen to Craig’s interview with Bloomberg below. NBWA Bloomberg .mp3
Blog| Dec 12, 2018
Last week, NBWA celebrated the 85 th anniversary of the 21 st Amendment with a koozie giveaway on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the collaboration of D.C.-area members Capital Eagle and Premium Distributors, we even had a beer truck on hand to highlight the importance of the three-tier system and the critical role independent beer distributors play in America’s beer industry. NBWA staff handed out nearly 1,000 koozies, and several members of Congress stopped by to grab a koozie and snap a photo in front of the beer truck. Each koozie contained an educational tip card about beer...
Blog| Dec 5, 2018
Today, beer lovers across the country are celebrating the 85th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which made alcohol legal again. It’s a historic day for our state and nation, marking the end of the 13-year alcohol drought known as Prohibition. Now, that’s something to toast. It’s tough to imagine Alabama without our thriving beer scene. No matter the occasion, consumers here can find a variety of adult beverage brands, flavors, and profiles at the tip of their fingers. But we rarely take the time to reflect on the rich history of beer and how our nation came to enjoy a...

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