Press Releases | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors
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Press Releases| Apr 8, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent beer distributors from all 50 states are in Washington, D.C. this week for the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 2019 Legislative Conference. During the conference, beer distributors are meeting with members of Congress to discuss the critical role beer distributors play in communities across the country and the economic and employment power the independent distribution industry delivers. NBWA Chairman of the Board Michael Schilleci welcomed conference attendees by highlighting the enthusiasm throughout the beer distribution industry – an industry...
Press Releases| Mar 8, 2019
Alexandria, Va . - Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for February 2019. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The February 2019 Beer Purchasers' Index at 60.7 for total beer rose well above the February 2018 index of 49. This marks the second month for the BPI to beat previous readings from the past four years. It also marks the highest...
Press Releases| Feb 8, 2019
Alexandria, Va . - Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for January 2019. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The January 2019 Beer Purchasers’ Index at 55 for total beer rose above the January 2018 index of 52. The January index reading broke a four-month trend of readings below 50 for the industry. This is also one of the highest...
Press Releases| Jan 31, 2019
Alexandria, Va. – As Americans prepare to watch the Los Angeles Rams face off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, the 135,000 hardworking men and women who make up America’s beer distribution industry are working in overdrive to deliver unparalleled beer choice and variety to shelves and taps across the country. “As the countdown to Sunday’s big game begins, America’s independent beer distribution employees are working to ensure consumers have access to the abundant choice and variety that is available in today’s wide-ranging marketplace,” said National Beer Wholesalers...
Press Releases| Jan 22, 2019
Alexandria, Va. – Following the announcement that Brewers Association Founder and Past President Charlie Papazian will retire on January 23, 2019, National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: “On behalf of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, I congratulate Charlie on his many years of service and dedication to the beer industry. For more than 40 years, Charlie has been a steadfast advocate for craft and home-brewers alike, helping to guide and grow the Brewers Association. Charlie has been a great ambassador for beer and his...
Press Releases| Jan 16, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the alcohol-related case, Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair. Notably, on this same day 100 years ago Congress and the states ratified the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol. This one-size- fit s-all policy experiment turned out to be a failure, and thirteen years later the 21 st Amendment repealed Prohibition and gave birth to state regulation of alcohol reflective of the attitudes of local communities . NBWA President and CEO...
Press Releases| Dec 10, 2018
Alexandria, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for November 2018. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The November 2018 Beer Purchasers' Index at 48.2 for total beer reports trends is steady and in line with the November 2017 index at 47.7. The November index reading also closely matches the October 2018 reading last month at 48...
Press Releases| Dec 7, 2018
Independent Beer Distributors Relief Fund (IBDRF) pledges $25,000 toward relief efforts Alexandria, Va. – Today, the Independent Beer Distributors Relief Fund (IBDRF) announced it is joining California wildfire relief efforts with a $25,000 donation to the Sierra Nevada Brewery Relief Fund for Camp Fire. The donation supports the effort begun by Sierra Nevada, a California brewer, and amplified by the beer industry around the country. The contribution is made in honor of Markstein Distributing and DBI Beverage as both companies had employees affected by the Camp Fire. “The beer family is...
Press Releases| Dec 5, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On this day eighty-five years ago, lawmakers ratified the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment, ending the 13-year ban on alcohol in the United States known as Prohibition and empowering states to regulate alcohol. In celebration of this historic milestone, National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President and CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: “Today, we raise a toast in celebration of the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition and gave rise to the modern alcohol distribution system. “With its passage, the 21st Amendment...
Press Releases| Nov 21, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Tuesday, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case, Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Byrd. With the brief, NBWA joined a diverse group of stakeholders in support of the 21st Amendment which empowers states to establish a regulatory framework for alcohol. NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser released the following statement: “This week, a cross-section of America took action to support the 21st Amendment and the important role it plays in protecting public safety, advancing consumer choice and...

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