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Blog| Mar 9, 2010
Fahr Beverage, Inc. of Waterloo, Iowa, recently hosted its third annual “Beers to You and Gourmet Too” food and beer tasting event. More than 600 people flocked to Waterloo’s Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center to be a part of the event which featured samples of more than 40 beer flavors and styles – including imports, craft beers and specialty beers – paired with gourmet small-plate offerings prepared by the top restaurants and chefs in the Cedar Valley area. Guests also had the opportunity to view a cooking demonstration by five of the featured chefs. Streeter McClure, author of The...
Blog| Mar 8, 2010
The 2010 Legislative Conference is quickly approaching, so register today to be on Capitol Hill April 18-21 . This year's conference will offer a new, exciting lineup of events and speakers. The agenda will highlight the most pressing issues facing the beer industry as well as the changes in the political landscape in Washington and across the nation. Like previous years, the 2010 Legislative Conference provides one of the best opportunities to bring everyone in the beer industry together for conversation, insights and, of course, a cold beer. NEW This Year: 1. The “How to be a Beer...
Blog| Mar 8, 2010
NBWA Associate Members can be a part of NBWA’s 73rd Annual Convention, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on October 3-6, 2010. You are invited to submit a proposal to be a part of the Convention Education Seminar Program. NBWA’s Education Seminar Program offers Associate Members the opportunity to have quality face-to-face time with countless members of the beer industry from across the country. More than 1,500 distributors, brewers and associate members are expected to attend the 2010 NBWA Annual Convention. As they gather for one of the beer industry’s premier events, attendees have...
Press Releases| Mar 7, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributors – applauds America’s craft brewers for their continued growth and entrepreneurial spirit, which adds energy to the American beer industry. In 2009, small and independent American brewers saw volume increase 7.2 percent over 2008, representing a growth of 613,992 barrels or about 8.5 million cases, according to new data released by the Brewers Association (BA). “This growth in craft beer sales is remarkable in today’s tough economic...
Blog| Feb 22, 2010
The parking lot of Premium Distributors of Virginia after snow was removed from delivery trucks. When winter weather approaches, it’s not uncommon for consumers to hit the stores to stock up on the items they’ll need to weather the storm – including beer. This winter was no different, with folks flooding stores ahead of snowstorms that slammed the Washington, D.C., metro area and a large part of the Northeast with record accumulation. After back-to-back storms in February, the season’s snow tally in Washington, D.C., beat the previous record of 54.4 inches, set in 1898-1899. Thanks to the...
Blog| Feb 22, 2010
O&W, Inc., a beer distributor in Ypsilanti, Michigan, rang in 2010 with new energy efficient lighting. In early 2008, the company began a two-year replacement project to replace ¾ of the lights in its 100,000 square-feet warehouse with energy efficient light fixtures and bulbs. This past December, Mark Faulkner, who oversees all building and vehicle maintenance at O & W, finished installing the last of the 160 new lights in the main warehouse, drive thru and beer room. The project started in 2008 as O&W began replacing old metal halide light bulbs with new T5 fluorescent tubes as...
Blog| Feb 22, 2010
NBWA’s 73rd Annual Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on October 3 – 6. In preparation for the event, NBWA is inviting associate members to submit a proposal for the Convention Education Seminar Program. NBWA’s Education Seminar Program offers a great opportunity to reach out to members of the beer industry. More than 1,500 distributors, brewers and associate members are expected to attend the NBWA Annual Convention. As they gather for one of the beer industry’s premier events, attendees have the opportunity to network, learn and teach. This is an exclusive opportunity and a...
Blog| Feb 22, 2010
Now is the time for America’s beer distributors to start planning who from their warehouse will be traveling to Washington, D.C., for the 2010 Legislative Conference. Mark your calendars to be on Capitol Hill Sunday, April 18 , through Wednesday, April 21 . Click here to view a special video message about the 2010 Legislative Conference from NBWA President Craig Purser and Executive Vice President Mike Johnson. This year, distributors are encouraged to bring warehouse employees who have never been to Washington, D.C. – perhaps a longtime truck driver or a stand-out sales representative. They...
Blog| Feb 9, 2010
NBWA Associate Member OrderPad Software Inc. has released a Beverage Distributor Edition of its OrderPad Enterprise software suite. Designed specifically to meet the needs of beverage distributors who have sales representatives in the field, OrderPad enables access to up-to-date information so distributors can improve the quality and accuracy of their orders and enhance sales force credibility. “When beverage distributors are in the field, they need instant access to the most accurate information available on the locations and people they visit in order to maximize sales,” said Adam Perlow,...
Blog| Feb 9, 2010
Grocery Manufacturers and Retailers (GMR) of Western New York honored Eugene “Gene” P. Vukelic, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Try-It Distributing Co., Inc. in Lancaster, New York, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Buffalo area. The award was presented at a dinner last month. More than 200 people attended the event, including local leaders, members of the local media and many family members. GMR of Western New York is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that serves as a liaison between suppliers and retailers. Traditionally, the organization selects...

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