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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...
Blog| Dec 5, 2018
Today marks a monumental day in our nation’s history – a day when Americans became a little less thirsty. Eighty-five years ago, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. This amendment repealed the 18thAmendment which had banned alcohol in the United States for 13 long, dry years. It also gave rise to one of our country’s most successful policies – state regulation of alcohol and the birth of the three-tier system of alcohol distribution. President Franklin D. Roosevelt even reportedly celebrated with a famous toast, “What America needs now is a drink.” However, he also...
Blog| Sep 10, 2018
NBWA was proud to serve as a sponsor once again for Zephyr Conference’ Annual Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference, which took place August 10–11, 2018, in Loudoun County, Va.
Blog| Sep 10, 2018
NBWA’s Sixth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, which took place from August 5-7, was a smashing success.
Blog| Mar 12, 2018
The Call for Education Seminar Presentations for NBWA’s 81st Annual Convention Has Now Closed. Selected speakers will be notified by May 21st, 2018.
Blog| Jan 11, 2018
Comfort zones are called comfort zones for a reason: they’re comforting. But for a distribution business, certain comfort zones can have discomforting results.
Blog| Dec 5, 2017
The business world is increasingly digital, and some of the most important innovations for the distribution business are happening in the places you’d least expect. Predictably, mobile devices have become go-to computers for salespeople and drivers who need on-the-go access to critical business applications. But the real world isn’t all-digital just yet. Trusty paper documents still play an important role for beverage distributors, and this can present a challenge.
Blog| Aug 15, 2017
It was a record-shattering year at NBWA’s Fifth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference ! More than 200 Next Generation leaders – including 73 first-time attendees – were part of the event held in Boston, Massachusetts, from August 6-8. The NBWA Next Generation Group allows future leaders in the beer distribution industry to meet their peers, learn more about the beer industry and get more involved with NBWA. 223.jpg Next Generation Group Chairman Bud Dunn kicked off the conference and welcomed all attendees. “If you are interested in diving our industry’s issues, the future...
Blog| Aug 9, 2017
BBC 2017 Welcome Sign.jpg The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) was proud to serve as a sponsor once again for the 2017 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference , which took place August 4–6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More than 130 bloggers, beer writers and industry members gathered at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery to meet, mingle and learn about the beer industry over a beer or two. NBWA staff attended the conference to interact with attendees and share the role independent distributors play in delivering their favorite beers to store shelves and bar taps across the country...

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