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Blog| Mar 12, 2019
Brown Distributing Company in Austin, Texas, recently helped send off William Mullican, a Special Olympics athlete who is representing Team USA in the World Golf games in Abu Dhabi. The family-owned distributor of over 50 years provided Mullican with a custom banner, cooler decals and golf gear galore, adding to the special send-off his employer, Texas-based supermarket chain H-E-B, arranged. BrownSpecialOlympics.png KXAN shared William's story. William Mullican and Matt Rueter will do what few ever have or ever will: Represent Team USA on the world stage. "I'm going to and leaving on March...
Press Releases| Mar 8, 2019
Alexandria, Va . - Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for February 2019. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The February 2019 Beer Purchasers' Index at 60.7 for total beer rose well above the February 2018 index of 49. This marks the second month for the BPI to beat previous readings from the past four years. It also marks the highest...
Blog| Feb 12, 2019
Our very own Craig Purser spoke to local radio stations across the country about the magnitude of work that goes into ensuring football fans nationwide have their favorite beers on Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl is one of America’s favorite times to crack open a cold one. In fact, the three weeks leading up to the Super Bowl is the busiest time for beer sales during the winter months. According to the economic data from NBWA and Fintech, the Super Bowl is the seventh biggest beer drinking occasion of the year. Listen to Craig’s interview with Bloomberg below. NBWA Bloomberg .mp3
Press Releases| Feb 8, 2019
Alexandria, Va . - Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for January 2019. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The January 2019 Beer Purchasers’ Index at 55 for total beer rose above the January 2018 index of 52. The January index reading broke a four-month trend of readings below 50 for the industry. This is also one of the highest...
Press Releases| Jan 31, 2019
Alexandria, Va. – As Americans prepare to watch the Los Angeles Rams face off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, the 135,000 hardworking men and women who make up America’s beer distribution industry are working in overdrive to deliver unparalleled beer choice and variety to shelves and taps across the country. “As the countdown to Sunday’s big game begins, America’s independent beer distribution employees are working to ensure consumers have access to the abundant choice and variety that is available in today’s wide-ranging marketplace,” said National Beer Wholesalers...
Press Releases| Jan 22, 2019
Alexandria, Va. – Following the announcement that Brewers Association Founder and Past President Charlie Papazian will retire on January 23, 2019, National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: “On behalf of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, I congratulate Charlie on his many years of service and dedication to the beer industry. For more than 40 years, Charlie has been a steadfast advocate for craft and home-brewers alike, helping to guide and grow the Brewers Association. Charlie has been a great ambassador for beer and his...
Press Releases| Jan 16, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the alcohol-related case, Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair. Notably, on this same day 100 years ago Congress and the states ratified the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol. This one-size- fit s-all policy experiment turned out to be a failure, and thirteen years later the 21 st Amendment repealed Prohibition and gave birth to state regulation of alcohol reflective of the attitudes of local communities . NBWA President and CEO...
Blog| Dec 12, 2018
Last week, NBWA celebrated the 85 th anniversary of the 21 st Amendment with a koozie giveaway on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the collaboration of D.C.-area members Capital Eagle and Premium Distributors, we even had a beer truck on hand to highlight the importance of the three-tier system and the critical role independent beer distributors play in America’s beer industry. NBWA staff handed out nearly 1,000 koozies, and several members of Congress stopped by to grab a koozie and snap a photo in front of the beer truck. Each koozie contained an educational tip card about beer...
Press Releases| Dec 10, 2018
Alexandria, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for November 2018. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The November 2018 Beer Purchasers' Index at 48.2 for total beer reports trends is steady and in line with the November 2017 index at 47.7. The November index reading also closely matches the October 2018 reading last month at 48...
Press Releases| Dec 7, 2018
Independent Beer Distributors Relief Fund (IBDRF) pledges $25,000 toward relief efforts Alexandria, Va. – Today, the Independent Beer Distributors Relief Fund (IBDRF) announced it is joining California wildfire relief efforts with a $25,000 donation to the Sierra Nevada Brewery Relief Fund for Camp Fire. The donation supports the effort begun by Sierra Nevada, a California brewer, and amplified by the beer industry around the country. The contribution is made in honor of Markstein Distributing and DBI Beverage as both companies had employees affected by the Camp Fire. “The beer family is...

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