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Press Releases| Mar 30, 2011
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 27, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s beer distributors arrived in Washington, D.C., this week to advocate for effective state-based alcohol regulation and to educate members of Congress about the important role of independent beer distributors as part of the 2011 Legislative Conference hosted by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA). Specifically, beer distributors are voicing support for H.R. 1161, the Community Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2011, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 17 by Representatives Jason Chaffetz (UT), Bruce Braley (IA...
Press Releases| Mar 22, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Yesterday the Brewers Association (BA) issued a “Small Brewer Statement on the Importance of an Independent Three-Tier Distribution System.” In response, the National Beer Wholesalers Association issued the following statement: NBWA is pleased that the Brewers Association (BA) has weighed in on the importance of independent beer distributors. Laws that facilitate the separation of the three tiers are essential to ensuring that today’s new entrepreneurial brewers have the best opportunity to get established, grow and flourish in today’s competitive marketplace. An independent...
Press Releases| Mar 21, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 3,300 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 2010, small and independent American brewers saw volume increase 11 percent over 2009, representing a growth of more than 1 million barrels, according to new data released by the Brewers Association (BA). The BA also reported growth in the number of U.S. breweries, up eight percent since 2009 to 1,...
Press Releases| Mar 16, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, H.R. 1161, The Community Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2011, or “CARE” Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of eight members of Congress: Representatives Jason Chaffetz (UT), Bruce Braley (IA), Howard Coble (NC), John Conyers (MI), Ted Deutch (FL), Jim Jordan (OH), Dennis Ross (FL) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL). The goal of the CARE Act of 2011 is to recognize and reaffirm that alcohol is different from other consumer products and that it should continue to be regulated by the states. Upon the introduction of the...
Press Releases| Mar 6, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today the Supreme Court of the United States denied a request by Wine Country Gift Baskets to review the case of Wine Country Gift Baskets v. Steen . Today’s order brings to an end this online retailer’s unnecessarily long and drawn-out challenges to Texas law. In this case, out-of-state, virtual retailers demanded that the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission grant them retail licenses to sell alcohol to Texas consumers. The state of Texas requires alcohol retailers to have a physical presence (i.e. an actual “brick and mortar” facility with a street address); therefore the...
Press Releases| Mar 1, 2011
Hundreds Scheduled to Attend Advocacy Event March 27-30 in Washington, D.C. ALEXANDRIA, VA – Hundreds of America’s beer distributors and others from the beer industry, including representatives of suppliers and licensed retailers, will join in Washington, D.C., for the 2011 Legislative Conference March 27-30. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The four-day long Conference will be filled with opportunities for distributors to delve deep into current issues that impact the beer distribution industry, the three-tier system of alcohol distribution and the...
Press Releases| Jan 11, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has been recognized with top honors in two separate categories in the Association TRENDS 2010 All-Media Contest, an annual competition that recognizes the most creative and effective communication vehicles developed in the association industry. Association TRENDS is the national newspaper for association executives and suppliers, spotlighting the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations. NBWA’s The Daily...
Press Releases| Jan 5, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, members of the U.S. House of Representatives read aloud the text of the United States Constitution on the House floor, including a reading of the 21 st Amendment by Representatives Todd Platts (PA) and Kurt Schrader (OR). National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President Craig Purser issued the following statement: “NBWA welcomes this attention to a critical part of our nation’s Constitution. The 18 th Amendment, which established National Prohibition, was a failure because it was a one-size-fits-all policy imposed by the federal government on a large and diverse...
Press Releases| Dec 2, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – This weekend, America’s beer distributors will commemorate the 77 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, put in place following ratification of the 21 st Amendment, gives each state primary authority to enact and enforce alcohol laws...

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