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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 On December 5, 1933, Prohibition was repealed in the U.S. when 36 states (a ¾ majority) ratified the 21 st Amendment to the United States Constitution, thereby repealing the 18 th Amendment which began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...
Blog| Nov 18, 2009
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) recently hosted members of the media and beer industry friends at a “Beer and Books” meet-and-greet event featuring beer experts Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, authors of the newly-released book The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer. The event, which took place at Washington, D.C., cooking school CulinAerie, included a book signing by the authors and an opportunity to sample food items paired with craft beers such as Ommegang Witte (New York), Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre (Delaware) and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy (Colorado). The...
Blog| Nov 9, 2009
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) recently hosted a reception for the trustees and researchers of the Alcohol Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF), the largest independent, non-profit foundation in North America devoted solely to supporting research on the effects of alcohol on health, behavior and prevention of alcohol-related problems. NBWA President Craig Purser serves on the foundation’s Board of Trustees. The ABMRF Board of Trustees is composed of public members, including those from academic science and medicine, and private industry members. The foundation's...
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...
Blog| Nov 4, 2009
National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) staff members recently hosted a beer tasting during an Oktoberfest Luncheon at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The event marked the second beer tasting NBWA has sponsored at the Canadian Embassy, with the inaugural tasting held last October. NBWA introduced members of the Canadian Embassy staff and their guests, including German and Australian military officers, to various brands of American craft beer. The tasting included samples of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Smuttynose Summer Weizen, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little...
Blog| Nov 3, 2009
Greg O'Neil and Rep. Fred Upton Congressman Fred Upton (MI-6) recently paid a visit to O.K. Distributors, Inc., in Dowagiac, Michigan. “We’re so pleased that Congressman Upton was able to take time out of his schedule to once again see our warehouse operations and visit with our employees,” said O.K. Distributors President Greg O’Neil. “He is someone who is already very familiar with the beer industry, but it’s always a valuable experience for a member of Congress to see the work that beer distributors do on a daily basis.” Those who visit O.K. Distributors – or any of the more than 2,850...
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...
Blog| Oct 27, 2009
NBWA Associate Member Siebel Institute of Technology is pleased to announce that the Siebel Institute Draught Beer Technical Skills Course will be held November 17-20, 2009, and February 23-28, 2010, at the MillerCoors Brewing Draught Training Center in Golden, Colorado. Siebel draught workshops and programs ensure the opportunity for all brewers, distributors, retailers and allied suppliers to provide their personnel and customers with the bedrock principles of draught dispense and service. The Draught Beer Technical Skills Course blends theoretical fundamentals of dispense with “hands-on”...
Blog| Oct 27, 2009
Central Distributors, Inc. (CDI), a full-service beverage wholesaler in Lewiston, Maine, is celebrating its 75 th anniversary this year. A Lewiston Sun Journal article recently highlighted CDI’s anniversary celebration, an event with more than 150 guests in attendance – including employees, family members, supplier partners and other special guests. The mayor of Lewiston, Larry Gilbert Sr., was even on hand to congratulate CDI for its 75 years in business and the contributions it has made to the city. Many beer distributorships throughout the country are family-owned businesses – and all are...

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