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Blog| Sep 3, 2020
Across the country, COVID-19’s impact on the beverage alcohol industry has been overwhelming since mid-March of 2020. From on-premise shutdowns to supply chain challenges, the beer market is seeing significant disruptions. Below are several trends and patterns that the beer industry is explicitly experiencing. Less draft beer When on-premise licensees were forced to close their doors, brewers, distributors and retailers around the U.S. were left grappling with what do to with the untapped kegs of draft beer. The U.S. marketplace has almost 400,000 licensed on-premise establishments, including...
Blog| Jun 21, 2020
NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser joined Washington's Fox 5 Morning News Sunday for a Father’s Day beer tasting. Craig discussed an assortment of beers and seltzers that will pair with any summertime celebration!​
Blog| May 29, 2020
NBWA and Distributors in the News Beer distributors play an essential role in moving goods during this crisis. They are working every day to keep America’s supply chain moving, making sure beer – and other products – get to store shelves to meet demand. These community businesses play an essential role in moving goods during this crisis. Local beer distributors are part of the fabric of their communities and are among the first to step up and help their neighbors in times of need. This pandemic is no different. Beer distributors are working locally and with their state governments to help the...
Blog| May 21, 2020
By Josh Noel | Chicago Tribune May 21, 2020 | 4:13 PM When a pandemic hands you old beer, you don’t make lemonade. You make Malort. In this case, the old beer was 160 kegs of Revolution Brewing’s flagship Anti-Hero IPA that were about to fall out of code while most bars and restaurants remain closed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Rather than dump the beer, Revolution teamed up with Chicago’s CH Distillery to create a first: Malort made from beer. The product, which goes on sale Friday at Revolution, CH Distillery and Binny’s, pairs two modern Chicago icons: the city’s top-...
Blog| May 12, 2020
Today, NBWA's strategic partner Fintech is bringing you information on the benefits of distributor autopay. FintechLogo+Tagline_Blue_Horizontal.png Benefits of Distributor Autopay How transitioning to electronic payments is safer for your workforce and safer for your retailers. Now more than ever, you understand the importance of keeping your customers and teams safe and your business running efficiently. As regulations evolve in the post-COVID world and businesses have an increased responsibility to safety and security, are you confident that your current procedures are enough? Throughout...
Blog| May 6, 2020
Sales for drinking at home soar but alcohol companies say they do not offset bar closures By Alistair Gray and Judith Evans May 6, 2020 Americans have spent about $2bn more on alcohol in stores since the start of March than last year, but drinks companies are warning that the surge is failing to compensate for a collapse in business from restaurants and bars. Some drink makers have said they are straining to meet demand for some products as industry data show that sales to retailers, which were initially pushed higher by pre-lockdown stockpiling, have remained at elevated levels for several...
Blog| Apr 28, 2020
As bars and taprooms close, many craft brewers have too much aging beer on their hands. But others are finding new ways to package and sell it. By Joshua M. Bernstein April 28, 2020 Earlier this month, workers at Bauhaus Brew Labs wondered what to do with the Wheat Sweats, its spring seasonal beer. The Minneapolis brewery had finished the second batch of the beer, a banana-scented hefeweizen, before Minnesota moved to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak by ending on-premises sales at bars, restaurants and taprooms on March 17. Demand for draft beer dried up, and Bauhaus kegs and...
Blog| Apr 24, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic stranded unused beer in stadiums, concert halls, restaurants and bars. Now brewers and distributors facing sizable losses have to figure out what to do with it all. By Saabira Chaudhuri April 24, 2020 | 9:00 am ET Millions of gallons of beer stuck in stadiums, concert halls, restaurants and bars are fast going stale, leaving the beer industry with a tricky problem: What to do with all that booze nobody will ever drink? The coronavirus pandemic forced U.S. bars to close ahead of two of the country’s biggest drinking occasions: St Patrick’s Day and the “March Madness”...
Blog| Mar 25, 2020
Danielle Baerwald, the owner of Erv's Mug in Oak Creek, admits she cried a little when Beer Capitol, a distributor she works with, offered to buy back the unused cases and untapped kegs that she had in the bar, about $1,300 worth. The timing was spectacular: She had just closed down. On St. Patrick's Day she offered carryout only, expecting up to 50 orders of corned beef and cabbage as in years past. She sold 20 orders. "The logistics didn't work," Baerwald said, and she had to let many of her 37 employees go. Dan Graziano, vice president of sales and marketing at Beer Capitol, said the...
Blog| Mar 13, 2020
Coronavirus Impact on Beer Industry: Taproom Closures, Event Cancellations By: Jessica Infante and Justin Kendall As the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., beer companies are adjusting their businesses for a reality in which being social is discouraged. Many companies are bracing for a downturn in on-premise business, including brewery taprooms, which have become an effective business model for small beer companies in recent years. Last year, an estimated 3.5 million barrels of beer were sold directly to consumers at brewery taprooms, Brewers Association chief...

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