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Press Releases| Oct 22, 2009
October 23 rd – 31 st Campaign Encourages Prevention Efforts Across U.S. ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) applauds today’s start of National Red Ribbon Week, an annual campaign promoted by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to raise awareness about the dangers of underage drinking. “Alcohol is a unique product that is not for everyone,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “National Red Ribbon Week is a great time to recognize that alcohol beverages need to continue to be effectively regulated so...
Press Releases| Sep 30, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, VA – This week, United States District Court Judge M. Christina Armijo ruled that New Mexico officials can require that U.S. Airways be licensed to serve alcohol while in the state. All entities serving alcohol in New Mexico are regulated by the state. U.S. Airways had sued the state in 2007 claiming that federal laws preempted New Mexico from requiring a license for U.S. Airways. “The ruling in this case upholds the basic principle that any entity that’s going to be engaged in the sale of alcohol needs to be licensed by the state,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “It also...
Press Releases| Sep 27, 2009
Awards Presented to Stand-out Distributors at National Convention LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Beer Wholesalers Association honored several talented leaders during the NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 22-25, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NBWA Life Service Award, NBWA’s highest honor, was presented to three beer distributors who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the industry, community and fellow distributors. • Lawrence J. Del Papa, Del Papa Distributing, Galveston, Texas • Frieda Maisel, Gulf Distributing Company, Mobile, Alabama • Gene Vukelic, Try-It...
Press Releases| Sep 27, 2009
Idaho Beer Distributor Mitch Watkins to Lead Association Efforts on Behalf of America’s 2,850 Licensed, Independent Beer Distributors ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce the Board of Directors Officers for the 2009-2010 term. Mitch Watkins, president of Watkins Distributing, Sales & Service based Twin Falls, Idaho, will take the helm as Chairman of the Board. Other Board Officers include: • Vice Chair Larry Del Papa Jr., president of Del Papa Distributing Co., Inc., in Galveston, Texas • Treasurer Steve Lytle, chairman of Columbia...
Press Releases| Sep 26, 2009
National Distributing Company of New Mexico and Muller Inc. also Recognized for Exceptional Efforts to Market, Promote and Sell Craft Beer DENVER, CO – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are proud to announce that Origlio Beverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , has been selected as the 2009 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year. The 2009 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award, which is in its third year, recognizes a beer distributor who does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer. NBWA and BA presented the award jointly at the Great...
Press Releases| Sep 23, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) continued with Day Two of its 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show at its new location, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mitch Watkins, President of Watkins Distributing, Sales and Service in Twin Falls, Idaho, assumed the position of 2009-2010 NBWA Chairman of the Board. Watkins shared his own family’s history in the beer business as an example of the special nature of the industry, which boasts family-owned and operated businesses that have survived from generation to generation while only one-third of other family-...
Press Releases| Sep 22, 2009
Day One Focuses on Industry Changes, Challenges and Opportunities ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked-off Day One of its 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show at its new location, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. NBWA Chairman of the Board Phil Terry addressed the group about the future for America’s beer distributors. “It’s a dangerous world out there,” Terry said, referring to the challenges threatening to tear down a state’s ability to regulate alcohol. NBWA President Craig Purser talked about the impact recent economic and political changes have...
Press Releases| Sep 14, 2009
Former Alcohol Regulator, Former Attorney General and Leading Safety Advocate to Discuss Importance of Alcohol Regulation ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is pleased to announce a panel of three experts who will offer insight and perspective about the important role of state-based alcohol regulation during the “Because Alcohol is Different” panel during the General Session at NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alcohol is the only consumer product that is the subject of two amendments to the United States...
Press Releases| Sep 9, 2009
Beer Distribution Experts to Discuss How “It’s Not Your Father’s Beer Business: How the World Has Changed” ALEXANDRIA, VA - NBWA is pleased to announce a panel of three beer industry experts who will offer insight and perspective about the changes in the business, economy and political environment at NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many of the most significant changes in the beer business since Prohibition have happened in the past 24 months. New ownership, joint ventures, brand transfers, mergers and acquisitions, political changes and...
Press Releases| Sep 1, 2009
Brewer and Founder of the Boston Beer Company to Discuss Past and Future of American Beer Industry ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce that Jim Koch, Brewer and Founder of the Boston Beer Company, will speak at NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 22-25, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “We are excited to add Jim Koch to the lineup of dynamic speakers who will be addressing more than 3,000 men and women in the beer industry during the upcoming Convention,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “Through his entrepreneurial...

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