Learn about NBWA's Employee Spotlight Program, which highlights standout beer distribution employees and showcases their achievements. This video features one of the program's featured employees - Natascha Hampton of Maryland beer distribution company Bob Hall, LLC.
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced Bryan Wright of Giglio Distributing in Beaumont, Texas, as the winner of NBWA’s Third Annual Share Your Story Contest. Wright was recognized on stage during the general session of NBWA’s 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show, October 11-14, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
NBWA presented its highest honor, the NBWA Life Service Award, to Bob Archer, president and CEO of Blue Ridge Beverage Company in Salem, Virginia, at the 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 11-14, 2015.
This edition of NBWA-TV reports live from Las Vegas on the first day of NBWA’s 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show. Watch how Trim Tab Brewing, independent distributor Supreme Beverage Co. and retailer Hop City Craft Beer & Wine in Birmingham, Alabama, are partnering to fuel craft beer's growth. Learn about the recipients of the Center for Alcohol Policy's Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award. Watch a recap of the 2015 NBWA Legislative Conference and learn how beer distributors are building relationships with their elected leaders. Learn about the safety training videos NBWA offers...
This video goes behind the scenes with Trim Tab Brewing, independent distributor Supreme Beverage Co. and retailer Hop City Craft Beer & Wine in Birmingham, Alabama, to explain the partnerships that are fueling craft beer's growth.
In April 2015, beer distributors from all 50 states traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in NBWA's Legislative Conference and educate members of Congress about the independent beer distribution system and state-based alcohol regulation.
This video explains the history of America's state-based regulatory system, the three-tier system and the regulatory, economic and commercial value of independent beer distributors in promoting public safety and access to market for all brewers of all sizes.
The three-tier distribution system and the role of independent distributors help guarantee beer safety for American consumers, ensuring purchases are made only from licensed brewers and importers and sales are made to only licensed retailers. This closed, licensed distribution system prevents the invasion of counterfeit or black market products from making it onto store shelves and into the hands of consumers, a problem many other established countries around the world deal with on a frequent basis. The current regulatory structure has fostered a competitive, yet responsible alcohol...
Beer franchise laws support consumer choice, brewer access and public safeguards. To protect consumers and strengthen distributor independence many states began enacting laws in the 1970s known as beer franchise laws. These regulations ensured, among other things, that distribution agreements between brewers and distributors could not be unfairly terminated. If brewers could unfairly terminate a beer distribution agreement it would likely coerce the beer distributor into taking any number of undesirable actions, such as violating liquor laws, not carrying competing brands or only serving...
The current explosion of the craft beer industry in the U.S. is based in large part on the access to market it gets from independent beer distributors free to handle and help build their brands, along with the tremendous financial investments those distributors make. For craft brewers in particular, independent beer distributors are indispensable in getting their smaller brands to the widest number of retail outlets in a cost efficient manner, so their products can be priced competitively and their sales can grow.