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Press Releases| Apr 15, 2010
CARE Act Addresses Challenges to Three-Tier System of Alcohol Distribution ALEXANDRIA, VA – Yesterday, H.R. 5034, “The Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2010” or “CARE Act,” was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA), Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC), Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). The CARE Act aims to clarify congressional intent that states have primary authority to regulate alcohol; prevent the additional erosion of state-based alcohol regulation through the expansion of the Granholm v. Heald decision, but not...
Press Releases| Apr 4, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are seeking nominations for the Fourth Annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year award. The award recognizes an American beer distributor who actively markets, sells and promotes craft beer. The award will be presented September 18, 2010, at the Great American Beer Festival, hosted by the BA, in Denver, Colorado. America’s beer distributors and craft brewers can nominate any distributor they believe is deserving of the award. Nominations will be accepted until July 20, 2010 . To nominate a...
Press Releases| Mar 30, 2010
Highlight Effective Role of State-Based Alcohol Regulation ALEXANDRIA, VA – Throughout the month of April, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will be recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month, as designated by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to raise awareness about the problem of alcohol abuse. “Alcohol is a unique product that is not for everyone,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “National Alcohol Awareness Month is a great time to recognize that alcoholic beverages need to be effectively regulated so they are...
Press Releases| Mar 17, 2010
Congressional Hearing Spotlights Interest in Alcohol Policy ALEXANDRIA, VA – NBWA was pleased that the Courts and Competition Policy Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing today regarding “Legal Issues Concerning State Alcohol Regulation.” The hearing featured testimony from a wide range of sources – including a state regulator, a former regulator, a state’s attorney and constitutional expert, an antitrust expert, a beer industry member as well as several members of Congress. There was a robust discussion about the issues related to alcohol deregulation and the problems...
Press Releases| Mar 7, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributors – applauds America’s craft brewers for their continued growth and entrepreneurial spirit, which adds energy to the American beer industry. In 2009, small and independent American brewers saw volume increase 7.2 percent over 2008, representing a growth of 613,992 barrels or about 8.5 million cases, according to new data released by the Brewers Association (BA). “This growth in craft beer sales is remarkable in today’s tough economic...
Press Releases| Jan 25, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, the 5 th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state of Texas and its alcohol laws and rejected challenges brought by out of state retailers. National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President Craig Purser issued the following statement: “NBWA is pleased to see that the Court recognizes the broad authority of the 21 st Amendment and acknowledges that alcohol is different than other products. It is unfortunate, however, that there are numerous other cases in the courts where plaintiffs are trying to break down state alcohol laws including those designed to...
Press Releases| Jan 14, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Yesterday a decision by the 1 st Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that a Massachusetts law restricting out-of-state winemakers from shipping their products directly to consumers in the state violates the Commerce Clause and is therefore unconstitutional. The law, approved by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2006, created a multi-tiered system in which wineries that produce more than 30,000 gallons per year must decide whether to either sell retail in Massachusetts through a licensed in-state distributor, or apply for a license to ship wines directly to...
Press Releases| Jan 4, 2010
Notable Graphic Design Publication Recognizes “Distributor 101” Member Resource ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has been recognized among nationally-known companies such as Starbucks, Mattel, Ocean Spray, Snapple and Dell for outstanding design in the packaging category of the 2009 American Graphic Design Awards competition for “Distributor 101.” The national contest, sponsored by the editors of Graphic Design USA magazine, is a four-decade-old competition honoring outstanding work in 23 categories – from print and packaging to internet and interactive design...
Press Releases| Dec 5, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, VA – This weekend, America’s beer distributors are recognizing the 76 years that the United States and its citizens have benefited from the effective system of state-based alcohol regulation. On December 5, 1933, Prohibition was repealed in the U.S. when 36 states (a ¾ majority) ratified the 21 st Amendment to the United States Constitution, thereby repealing the 18 th Amendment which began Prohibition in 1920. The American system of alcohol regulation started by the 21 st Amendment gives each state primary authority to enact and enforce alcohol laws consistent with the desires...
Press Releases| Nov 5, 2009
Notable Public Relations Industry Publication Recognizes Communications Tool ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Web site – www.nbwa.org – has been named the winning Web site in PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards competition. The honor was presented this week at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and announced in PR News’ Nonprofit PR Issue, which can be viewed at: http://www.prnewsonline.com/awards/nonprofit2009-winners.html . NBWA’s new Web site was re-launched in 2008 and is a powerful communications, educational and marketing tool. Laid out on a beer...

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