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Blog| Nov 4, 2009
National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) staff members recently hosted a beer tasting during an Oktoberfest Luncheon at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The event marked the second beer tasting NBWA has sponsored at the Canadian Embassy, with the inaugural tasting held last October. NBWA introduced members of the Canadian Embassy staff and their guests, including German and Australian military officers, to various brands of American craft beer. The tasting included samples of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Smuttynose Summer Weizen, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little...
Blog| Nov 3, 2009
Greg O'Neil and Rep. Fred Upton Congressman Fred Upton (MI-6) recently paid a visit to O.K. Distributors, Inc., in Dowagiac, Michigan. “We’re so pleased that Congressman Upton was able to take time out of his schedule to once again see our warehouse operations and visit with our employees,” said O.K. Distributors President Greg O’Neil. “He is someone who is already very familiar with the beer industry, but it’s always a valuable experience for a member of Congress to see the work that beer distributors do on a daily basis.” Those who visit O.K. Distributors – or any of the more than 2,850...
Blog| Oct 27, 2009
Central Distributors, Inc. (CDI), a full-service beverage wholesaler in Lewiston, Maine, is celebrating its 75 th anniversary this year. A Lewiston Sun Journal article recently highlighted CDI’s anniversary celebration, an event with more than 150 guests in attendance – including employees, family members, supplier partners and other special guests. The mayor of Lewiston, Larry Gilbert Sr., was even on hand to congratulate CDI for its 75 years in business and the contributions it has made to the city. Many beer distributorships throughout the country are family-owned businesses – and all are...
Blog| Oct 27, 2009
NBWA Associate Member Siebel Institute of Technology is pleased to announce that the Siebel Institute Draught Beer Technical Skills Course will be held November 17-20, 2009, and February 23-28, 2010, at the MillerCoors Brewing Draught Training Center in Golden, Colorado. Siebel draught workshops and programs ensure the opportunity for all brewers, distributors, retailers and allied suppliers to provide their personnel and customers with the bedrock principles of draught dispense and service. The Draught Beer Technical Skills Course blends theoretical fundamentals of dispense with “hands-on”...
Blog| Oct 14, 2009
By: Ned Bauhof, Precision Distribution Consulting In the complex world of warehousing, simple functions are often overlooked. One such function is the responsibility of keeping a clean, orderly working environment -- commonly referred to as “housekeeping.” During especially busy times, it is easy to become focused solely on getting trucks loaded and out the door. As the workload increases and the pressure to perform rises, certain responsibilities are often deemed expendable, with housekeeping often being the first to go. What many people do not realize is that the greater the pressure to...
Blog| Oct 13, 2009
If you’re looking for holiday recipes that are as simple as they are special, look for those that feature a unique ingredient like beer. The distinct flavoring provided by one of the multitude of beer styles available today can be the secret to success for many of your favorite dishes. “Special” doesn’t have to mean “complicated,” especially when it comes to holiday cooking! From the National Beer Wholesalers Association, here are two easy recipes that sparkle with the flavor of beer. Both work well for entertaining or family dining during this holiday season. Garlic Shrimp with Cheddar Beer...
Blog| Oct 4, 2009
To commemorate October as National Sausage Month, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has partnered with the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council to present a new brochure: "Guide to Beer and Sausage: Pairings and Recipes.” The brochure contains a detailed beer and sausage pairing guide and a collection of five delicious recipes featuring sausage cooked with beer in innovative ways. From Slow Cooked Sausage in Beer Mustard Sauce to German-Style Beer Fondue, these new recipes are sure to spice up Oktoberfest celebrations and tailgating menus. The fall season is a perfect time...
Blog| Oct 4, 2009
This football season the West Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association has partnered with West Virginia University Mountaineers Football Coach Bill Stewart to record public service announcements (PSAs) urging fans to drink responsibly. The announcements were sent to more than 200 radio stations statewide and will be played throughout the football season. "This football season, whether you're at a game or watching one with friends and family, if you choose to drink - do it responsibly and never drink to excess," Stewart says in one of the recordings. West Virginia’s beer distributors and their...
Blog| Sep 30, 2009
Despite the often-echoed saying that the alcohol industry is recession-proof, the reality is that economic times are tough for all small business owners. The downturn in the U.S. economy has presented challenges to each segment of the three-tier regulatory system of alcohol controls. Fortunately, ABL members have a strong ally in their efforts to continue through difficult economic conditions: licensed beer distributors. While economic indicators may vary, the need for retailers to deliver choice and value to their consumers remains the same. That’s why it’s never been more important for...
Blog| Aug 27, 2009
As many of you likely know, in addition to his career as a beer distributor, Larry Kaminski of B & K Distributing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, also enjoyed a career as a professional football player. Kaminski played center for the Denver Broncos from 1966-1973. When he started his career with the Broncos, the franchise was just six years old. This year celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the American Football League. To mark this momentous anniversary, the Denver Broncos are selecting a 50 Year Team – a compilation of the greatest players of the last 50 years – and fans can vote to...

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