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Press Releases| Sep 17, 2010
Andrews Distributing and L. Knife & Son 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 Imperial Beverage of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been selected as the 2010 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year . The 2010 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award , which is in its fourth year, recognizes a beer distributor who does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer. NBWA and BA presented the award jointly today at the Great American Beer...
Press Releases| Aug 30, 2010
Don’t Miss the Beer Industry’s Premier Event Featuring an Insightful Speaker Lineup, Product Demonstration Showcase and Distributor Member Meeting ALEXANDRIA, VA – Registration is now available for the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 73 rd Annual Convention to be held October 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Visit www.nbwa.org to register today! “It’s certainly been an eventful year since we last met for the 2009 NBWA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “With all of the dynamics in the beer industry, industry...
Press Releases| Aug 24, 2010
Texas Alcohol Law Stands as Valid ALEXANDRIA, VA – For the third time this year, the 5 th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Specialty Wine Retailers Association (SWRA) in Siesta Village Market v. Steen , sending a strong message that the Court’s original ruling validating Texas’ alcohol law stands. In its most recent appeal filed earlier this month, the SWRA requested that the full 5 th Circuit rehear the case and reconsider the Court’s previous two rulings. In January, a 5 th Circuit panel of judges ruled in favor of the state of Texas and its law that allows in-state retailers...
Press Releases| Aug 18, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) was sad to learn that Harry Wiles, longtime industry advocate and Executive Director of the American Beverage Licensees (ABL) – the trade group representing beverage retailers – passed away yesterday morning. NBWA President Craig Purser issued the following statement remembering Harry’s life and contributions: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Harry’s wife Cindy, the Wiles family, the American Beverage Licensees board members and ABL staff during this difficult time. While Harry was a tireless advocate for the licensed...
Press Releases| Aug 18, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – It is with a very heavy heart that NBWA remembers Board Member Judd Sondreal, President of McKinnon Company in Grand Forks, North Dakota, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 17. Judd stood out everywhere he went because of his radiant smile and his infectious love of life. He always was thinking of others, especially his family. He beamed when talking about his wife, Lisa, and their daughters – they were the light of his life. NBWA is fortunate to call Judd our friend, and we are all better for knowing such a great person. Judd would have been 46 years old this Friday...
Press Releases| Aug 14, 2010
Stresses Transparency, Accountably, Responsibility Provided by State-Based System ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Senior Vice President & General Counsel Paul Pisano spoke to alcohol law enforcement personnel about the importance of supporting state alcohol regulation to protect public health as well as recent challenges to state alcohol regulation at the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association’s (NLLEA) 23rd Annual Conference August 14 in Dallas, Texas. NLLEA is an association of law enforcement personnel involved in enforcing liquor laws in the United...
Press Releases| Aug 9, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – For the third time, the Specialty Wine Retailers Association (SWRA) has filed papers seeking full 5 th Circuit review in Siesta Village Market v. Steen . In this most recent filing, SWRA is requesting once again that the full 5 th Circuit Court of Appeals rehear the case and reconsider the Court’s previous two rulings, including its last denial of an en banc hearing. In January, a 5 th Circuit panel of judges ruled in favor of the state of Texas and its law that allows in-state retailers to remotely sell and deliver wine to Texas consumers but denies that right to out-of-...
Press Releases| Aug 2, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – News reports have indicated that multiple people were shot this morning at the warehouse of Hartford Distributors, Inc., a beer distribution company in Manchester, Connecticut. “All of us at NBWA were saddened to learn of this tragic incident,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, all of the employees of Hartford Distributors and their families during this difficult time.” ### The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every...
Press Releases| Jul 15, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) will accept nominations for the Fourth Annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year award through July 20, 2010 . 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. To nominate a deserving distributor and to read...
Press Releases| Jun 13, 2010
Organization Representing Alcohol Beverage Control States Affirms States’ Role to Regulate Alcohol Alexandria, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributors – applauds the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) for passing a resolution that affirms the organization’s support for H.R. 5034, “The Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2010” or “CARE Act.” The resolution identifies alcohol as a “unique product;” acknowledges that the states have “primary authority to...

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