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Blog| Sep 30, 2009
Despite the often-echoed saying that the alcohol industry is recession-proof, the reality is that economic times are tough for all small business owners. The downturn in the U.S. economy has presented challenges to each segment of the three-tier regulatory system of alcohol controls. Fortunately, ABL members have a strong ally in their efforts to continue through difficult economic conditions: licensed beer distributors. While economic indicators may vary, the need for retailers to deliver choice and value to their consumers remains the same. That’s why it’s never been more important for...
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-...
Beer Route| Sep 22, 2009
For a special edition of NBWA's Beer Route, distributed to attendees of NBWA's 72nd Annual Convention and Trade Show, click here .
Press Releases| Sep 22, 2009
Day One Focuses on Industry Changes, Challenges and Opportunities ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked-off Day One of its 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show at its new location, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. NBWA Chairman of the Board Phil Terry addressed the group about the future for America’s beer distributors. “It’s a dangerous world out there,” Terry said, referring to the challenges threatening to tear down a state’s ability to regulate alcohol. NBWA President Craig Purser talked about the impact recent economic and political changes have...
Press Releases| Sep 14, 2009
Former Alcohol Regulator, Former Attorney General and Leading Safety Advocate to Discuss Importance of Alcohol Regulation ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is pleased to announce a panel of three experts who will offer insight and perspective about the important role of state-based alcohol regulation during the “Because Alcohol is Different” panel during the General Session at NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alcohol is the only consumer product that is the subject of two amendments to the United States...
Videos| Sep 10, 2009

America's Beer Distributors

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Press Releases| Sep 9, 2009
Beer Distribution Experts to Discuss How “It’s Not Your Father’s Beer Business: How the World Has Changed” ALEXANDRIA, VA - NBWA is pleased to announce a panel of three beer industry experts who will offer insight and perspective about the changes in the business, economy and political environment at NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many of the most significant changes in the beer business since Prohibition have happened in the past 24 months. New ownership, joint ventures, brand transfers, mergers and acquisitions, political changes and...

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