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Press Releases| May 8, 2011
CARE Act Would Reaffirm Maryland’s and Every State’s Authority to Allow Direct Shipping of Alcohol Alexandria, VA – Maryland will join the nearly 40 states that allow direct-to-consumer sales of wine when Governor Martin O’Malley signs the “Alcoholic Beverages – Direct Wine Shipment” legislation (HB 1175 and SB 248) into law, as expected this week, demonstrating the important role states have in establishing alcohol laws that best serve their citizens. The Community Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2011, which has been introduced in the United States Congress with impressive...
Press Releases| May 3, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are seeking nominations for the Fifth 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 October 1, 2011, 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 August 1, 2011 . For entry rules and...
Press Releases| Apr 28, 2011
America’s Independent, Licensed Beer Distributors Celebrate Independent, Licensed Taverns ALEXANDRIA, VA – Throughout the month of May, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will recognize Tavern Month, a celebration of the many licensed bars and taverns that provide hundreds of thousands of jobs to hardworking men and women and enrich America’s social culture. Bar and tavern owners work together with beer distributors in communities in every state to provide responsible service and sales. Beer distributors and tavern owners support server training programs, ID checks and the...
Press Releases| Apr 5, 2011
Congress Encouraged Not to Be Fooled by Misinformation ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) sent a letter entitled “Don't Be Fooled! CARE Act Fact vs. Fiction” to members of Congress on April Fools’ Day to present the facts of the Community Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act , H.R. 1161, which has received impressive bipartisan support. The letter points out that: The CARE Act IS constitutional. The CARE Act is consistent with previously expressed congressional intent and the U.S. Constitution. The Commerce Clause gives Congress the power to regulate...
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...

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