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Press Releases| May 18, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributors – applauds yesterday’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H. Res. 1297, a resolution “supporting the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week.” American Craft Beer Week , a national celebration from May 17 through May 23 coordinated by the Brewers Association’s Craft Beer Program, is an opportunity to highlight the culture and contributions of craft beer and the more than 1,500 craft breweries across the United States...
Press Releases| Apr 29, 2010
America’s Independent, Licensed Beer Distributors Celebrate Independent, Licensed Taverns ALEXANDRIA, VA – Throughout the month of May, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will be recognizing Tavern Month, which celebrates the many licensed bars and taverns that provide hundreds of thousands of jobs to hardworking men and women and enrich America’s social culture. “It’s an American tradition for adults to gather with friends or colleagues to enjoy a cold beer in a local bar or tavern,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “America’s licensed beer distributors proudly work hand-in-...
Press Releases| Apr 25, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributors – strongly supports House Resolution 1297, which supports “the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week.” America’s beer distributors support state-based regulations for alcohol that allow craft brewers to grow their businesses and expand their brands by accessing new markets. “Beer distributors from coast to coast appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit of America’s craft brewers and admire their continued growth,” said NBWA President...
Press Releases| Apr 20, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, America’s beer distributors arrived in Washington, D.C., to advocate for effective state-based alcohol regulation as part of the 2010 Legislative Conference hosted by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA). More than 750 distributors, including 100 first-time attendees, participated in the Conference – a 30 percent increase over last year’s attendance. “The effective state-based regulatory system of alcohol in the U.S. is under attack. In the past 10 years, lawsuits against more than 25 states have challenged states’ authority to regulate alcohol and...
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...

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