Press Releases | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors
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Press Releases| Nov 14, 2019
Partnership aims to raise $50,000 for Mission: St. Louis, building on success of last year’s Women Who Whisky ™ collaboration ST. LOUIS (November 13, 2019) – Today, Major Brands, 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. kicked off the season of giving with the announcement of their first-of-its-kind charitable beer collaboration, Beer 4 Good, to benefit local nonprofit Mission: St. Louis. The Beer 4 Good partnership builds upon last year’s groundbreaking Women Who Whisky™, a collaboration led by Sue McCollum, Major Brands chairman and CEO, that brought together seven St. Louis-based...
Press Releases| Nov 4, 2019
Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for October 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 total beer index rose to 70 for October 2019 from 48 in October 2018. Compared to all October readings over the past five years, this marks the highest reading recorded. The “At-Risk Inventory” index for total beer index dropped up to 48 and...
Press Releases| Oct 30, 2019
Updated 18th edition offers new industry insights Alexandria, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is once again pleased to release the Distributor Productivity Report (DPR). This unique research from the beer distribution industry represents the most complete, accurate and up‐to‐date comparative financial and operating performance information available anywhere. Here are some highlights from the most recent data. Please note, these statistics are for an “average” distributor in the survey; variations across rural vs urban markets or smaller metro vs larger metro areas will...
Press Releases| Oct 22, 2019
Alexandria, Va. – When the Washington Nationals face off against the Houston Astros tonight, it will be the first time a Washington team has appeared in the World Series since 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed. After 13 long, dry years of Prohibition, the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment which banned alcohol in the United States. Earlier in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen–Harrison Act legalizing the sale of low-alcohol beer. That same year, the Washington Senators played the New York Giants in the World...
Press Releases| Oct 7, 2019
Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for September 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 total beer index rose to 58 for September 2019 from 46 in September 2018. Compared to all September readings over the past five years, this marks an improving trend over 2016, 2017 and 2018. The “At-Risk Inventory” index for total beer index...
Press Releases| Sep 27, 2019
Lone Pine Brewing, Urban Chestnut Brewing, and Remedy Brewing Co. recognized as outstanding brewer partners Alexandria, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), which represents America’s more than 3,000 independent beer distributors across the country, presented three brewers with 2019 Brewer Partner of the Year Awards. Lone Pine Brewing of Portland, Maine, won NBWA’s highest brewer achievement, the 2019 Brewer Partner of the Year Gold Award. Urban Chestnut Brewing and Remedy Brewing Co. were awarded the Brewer Partner of the Year Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively. For...
Press Releases| Sep 24, 2019
Gelner details priorities as Chairman, general session discussions focus on future industry growth Las Vegas, Nev. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) closed out the 82 nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas with the passing of the Chairman’s gavel to Brian Gelner, executive vice president and CFO of Heart of America Beverage Co. The final day also featured insights from industry pioneers and experts on the cutting edge of the consumer experience. “Brian is a staunch advocate for beer distributors, and we are thrilled to welcome him as our new Chairman of the Board,”...
Press Releases| Sep 23, 2019
First day focuses on future of the beer industry, highlights industry developments over the last year Las Vegas, Nev. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) today began its 82 nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, bringing beer distributors together from across the country. NBWA Outgoing Chairman Michael Schilleci of Alabama-based Supreme Beverage and NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser welcomed a crowd of over 3,000 people. “It’s great to be back together with so many hardworking members of the beer community from across the country,” said Craig Purser, NBWA president...
Press Releases| Sep 18, 2019
The Beer Growth Initiative launches first marketing campaign in Austin, Texas AUSTIN, TEXAS – Sept. 18, 2019: Today, the Beer Growth Initiative – a collaborative project of the Beer Institute (BI), National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) – announced the initial market launch of its “ Beers To That ” consumer campaign, which aims to elevate and celebrate the beer category while reminding consumers of legal drinking age who choose to drink alcohol that there is a beer for just about every occasion. The “Beers To That” campaign promotes the entire beer...
Press Releases| Sep 17, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today America’s independent beer distributors commemorate Constitution Day, which celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) issued the following statement on behalf of President & CEO Craig Purser : “Today, we remember the signing of our nation’s Constitution and reflect on the pivotal role it played to create our state-based alcohol accountability network. After more than 230 years and two constitutional amendments, our country’s alcohol laws are the most effective in the world, protecting...

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