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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 On December 5, 1933, Prohibition was repealed in the U.S. when 36 states (a ¾ majority) ratified the 21 st Amendment to the United States Constitution, thereby repealing the 18 th Amendment which began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...
Press Releases| Nov 2, 2009
Congressional Resolution Introduced in Advance of Regional Meeting ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) congratulates the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) on their 75th anniversary this year. NCSLA was founded in 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, to provide a forum between the states as they developed, implemented and maintained regulatory controls over alcoholic beverages after the passage of the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition and granted primary authority over alcoholic beverage regulation to the states. “The time-tested system of...
Press Releases| Oct 28, 2009
Notable Public Relations Industry Publication Recognizes Communication Tool ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Web site – www.nbwa.org – was recently named a finalist in PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards competition. The winners and finalists will be honored on November 3, 2009, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. NBWA’s new Web site was re-launched in 2008 and is a powerful communication, educational and marketing tool. Laid out on a beer background and with countless vivid images of the beer distribution industry, www.nbwa.org highlights the state-based...
Press Releases| Oct 22, 2009
October 23 rd – 31 st Campaign Encourages Prevention Efforts Across U.S. ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) applauds today’s start of National Red Ribbon Week, an annual campaign promoted by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to raise awareness about the dangers of underage drinking. “Alcohol is a unique product that is not for everyone,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “National Red Ribbon Week is a great time to recognize that alcohol beverages need to continue to be effectively regulated so...
Press Releases| Sep 30, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, VA – This week, United States District Court Judge M. Christina Armijo ruled that New Mexico officials can require that U.S. Airways be licensed to serve alcohol while in the state. All entities serving alcohol in New Mexico are regulated by the state. U.S. Airways had sued the state in 2007 claiming that federal laws preempted New Mexico from requiring a license for U.S. Airways. “The ruling in this case upholds the basic principle that any entity that’s going to be engaged in the sale of alcohol needs to be licensed by the state,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “It also...
Press Releases| Sep 27, 2009
Awards Presented to Stand-out Distributors at National Convention LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Beer Wholesalers Association honored several talented leaders during the NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 22-25, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NBWA Life Service Award, NBWA’s highest honor, was presented to three beer distributors who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the industry, community and fellow distributors. • Lawrence J. Del Papa, Del Papa Distributing, Galveston, Texas • Frieda Maisel, Gulf Distributing Company, Mobile, Alabama • Gene Vukelic, Try-It...
Press Releases| Sep 27, 2009
Idaho Beer Distributor Mitch Watkins to Lead Association Efforts on Behalf of America’s 2,850 Licensed, Independent Beer Distributors ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce the Board of Directors Officers for the 2009-2010 term. Mitch Watkins, president of Watkins Distributing, Sales & Service based Twin Falls, Idaho, will take the helm as Chairman of the Board. Other Board Officers include: • Vice Chair Larry Del Papa Jr., president of Del Papa Distributing Co., Inc., in Galveston, Texas • Treasurer Steve Lytle, chairman of Columbia...
Press Releases| Sep 26, 2009
National Distributing Company of New Mexico and Muller Inc. 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 Origlio Beverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , has been selected as the 2009 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year. The 2009 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award, which is in its third year, recognizes a beer distributor who does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer. NBWA and BA presented the award jointly at the Great...
Press Releases| Sep 23, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) continued with Day Two of its 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show at its new location, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mitch Watkins, President of Watkins Distributing, Sales and Service in Twin Falls, Idaho, assumed the position of 2009-2010 NBWA Chairman of the Board. Watkins shared his own family’s history in the beer business as an example of the special nature of the industry, which boasts family-owned and operated businesses that have survived from generation to generation while only one-third of other family-...

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