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Blog| Mar 23, 2010
The Oklahoma Malt Beverage Association (OMBA), which represents licensed, independent beer distributors in Oklahoma, has launched new public service advertisements (PSAs) urging sports fans to be responsible when they consume alcohol during the NCAA basketball tournament and NBA action. The ad, featuring Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, is airing on radio stations statewide this spring. It asks Oklahomans to designate a driver if they are drinking, and it also reminds fans that it is illegal to consume alcohol if they are under age 21. Click here to listen to the radio ad...
Press Releases| Mar 17, 2010
Congressional Hearing Spotlights Interest in Alcohol Policy ALEXANDRIA, VA – NBWA was pleased that the Courts and Competition Policy Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing today regarding “Legal Issues Concerning State Alcohol Regulation.” The hearing featured testimony from a wide range of sources – including a state regulator, a former regulator, a state’s attorney and constitutional expert, an antitrust expert, a beer industry member as well as several members of Congress. There was a robust discussion about the issues related to alcohol deregulation and the problems...
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 9, 2010
Craig Stein in front of C. Stein Distributing, Inc. in Vancouver, WA. C. Stein, Inc. Beverage Group, an Idaho corporation owned by Craig Stein, is celebrating its 20 th anniversary this spring. Craig Stein founded C. Stein Distributing, Inc. in Washington state on May 14, 1990, when he purchased Cascade Distributing in Vancouver, Washington. The business started with just 11 employees and one location. Today, C. Stein, Inc. Beverage Group employs more than 350 men and women at three locations - Nouveaux Distributing Company in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho; Idaho Distributing Company in Boise,...
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
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...

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