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Videos| Sep 10, 2009

America's Beer Distributors

A behind-the-scenes look at beer distribution in America.
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...
Press Releases| Sep 1, 2009
Brewer and Founder of the Boston Beer Company to Discuss Past and Future of American Beer Industry ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce that Jim Koch, Brewer and Founder of the Boston Beer Company, will speak at NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, September 22-25, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “We are excited to add Jim Koch to the lineup of dynamic speakers who will be addressing more than 3,000 men and women in the beer industry during the upcoming Convention,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “Through his entrepreneurial...
Blog| Aug 27, 2009
As many of you likely know, in addition to his career as a beer distributor, Larry Kaminski of B & K Distributing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, also enjoyed a career as a professional football player. Kaminski played center for the Denver Broncos from 1966-1973. When he started his career with the Broncos, the franchise was just six years old. This year celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the American Football League. To mark this momentous anniversary, the Denver Broncos are selecting a 50 Year Team – a compilation of the greatest players of the last 50 years – and fans can vote to...
Press Releases| Aug 25, 2009
U.S. Has Most Brewers in 100 Years ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributors – commends America’s craft brewers for their entrepreneurial spirit and creative spirit, which adds excitement to the American beer industry. The U.S. now has 1,525 registered breweries – more breweries than any other country in the world – according to a new report issued by the Brewers Association (BA). “It’s amazing to think that the United States has more than 1,500 breweries today, when there were...
Press Releases| Aug 24, 2009
Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench and Business Expert Jason Jennings Headline this Year’s General Session ALEXANDRIA, VA – Two extraordinary individuals who have achieved great success throughout their tremendous careers – Hall of Fame baseball player Johnny Bench and renowned business expert Jason Jennings – will speak during the General Session at the upcoming National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show September 22 -25 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989, Johnny Bench has been called “the greatest...
Blog| Aug 16, 2009
Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc., based in Salem, Virginia, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Although the company began business in 1938, the Archer family has led Blue Ridge since 1959, working with Blue Ridge’s hardworking employees to deliver choice and value to consumers throughout its Virginia territory. “Over the years, no matter how large we were, we have been blessed with good people who have shared in our vision and worked very, very hard to make it a reality,” reflected Blue Ridge Beverage President and CEO Robert "Bob" Archer. Blue Ridge started with just ten employees and...
Press Releases| Aug 13, 2009
Stresses Transparency, Accountably, Responsibility Provided by State-Based System ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Senior Vice President & General Counsel Paul Pisano spoke to alcohol law enforcement personnel about the importance of supporting state alcohol regulation to protect public health as well as recent challenges to state alcohol regulation at the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association’s (NLLEA) 23rd Annual Conference August 14 in Dallas, Texas. NLLEA is an association of law enforcement personnel involved in enforcing liquor laws in the United...
Press Releases| Aug 12, 2009
Don’t Miss This Year’s Event at its New Location, Caesars Palace ALEXANDRIA, VA – The beer industry’s premier event, the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, will be held September 22-25 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas – the city recently named as the favorite convention city in the country by the Trade Show Exhibitors Association. Las Vegas was selected as the favorite convention city based on votes that about 5,100 industry professionals cast on the association’s Web site. “Not only will NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show be held...
Blog| Aug 5, 2009
For many years, beer distributors and their advocates have spoken about the important role distributors play in the collection of state and local excise taxes and how distributors are the most efficient way for states to collect these taxes. Unfortunately, as more economic interests have litigated to try and bypass distributors in the supply chain, simply explaining the vital role distributors play in tax collection is not enough to satisfy the courts. To legitimize and quantify distributors’ important role in tax collection, NBWA contracted KMPG’s Washington National Tax Office to conduct a...

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