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Blog| Jan 27, 2010
Pictured: Toby Arneson, Rae Ann Arneson, Congressman Tim Walz and Al Arneson While home in his congressional district, Congressman Tim Walz (MN-1) recently visited the Arneson family of Arneson Distributing in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Congressman Walz had learned from the National Beer Wholesalers Association that Arneson Distributing exemplifies a small rural beer distributor and the Arnesons could describe firsthand the work that beer distributors do on a daily basis. “The Congressman was pleased to see a small-town business growing and hiring local employees, thereby keeping young people in...
Blog| Jan 25, 2010
Joe Sr. and Guy Guiffre in front of the shoe store where the business first started in the garage behind the store Guiffre Distributing Company in Springfield, Virginia, recently celebrated its 75 th anniversary as a continuously family-owned and operated business. The company dates back to 1933, when Prohibition had just been repealed and Tony Guiffre, the great-grandfather of current Guiffre President Mike Guiffre, saw an opportunity to start a new business by becoming a beer distributor to the rural Alexandria area. Tony and his wife Theresa started their new business out of a garage with...
Press Releases| Jan 25, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, the 5 th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state of Texas and its alcohol laws and rejected challenges brought by out of state retailers. National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President Craig Purser issued the following statement: “NBWA is pleased to see that the Court recognizes the broad authority of the 21 st Amendment and acknowledges that alcohol is different than other products. It is unfortunate, however, that there are numerous other cases in the courts where plaintiffs are trying to break down state alcohol laws including those designed to...
Press Releases| Jan 14, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Yesterday a decision by the 1 st Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that a Massachusetts law restricting out-of-state winemakers from shipping their products directly to consumers in the state violates the Commerce Clause and is therefore unconstitutional. The law, approved by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2006, created a multi-tiered system in which wineries that produce more than 30,000 gallons per year must decide whether to either sell retail in Massachusetts through a licensed in-state distributor, or apply for a license to ship wines directly to...
Blog| Jan 6, 2010
Since 2004, Georgia beer distributor Eagle Rock Distributing Company, which serves retail customers in east Atlanta and the northwest quarter of Georgia, has set a shining example of how one company and its employees can make a tremendous difference to a charitable organization and remember fallen heroes. In the past several years, Eagle Rock Distributing Co. has adopted Operation One Voice (OOV) as its primary charity. The not-for-profit organization was founded after the attacks of September 11, 2001, by Bill Stevens, a police officer and firefighter in Georgia. The charity helps support...
Blog| Jan 5, 2010
The Farmer family settled in the Athens, Georgia, area more than 200 years ago. For generations they lived off the land as farmers who used just what they needed to sustain their families. Today, Leon Farmer & Co. continues that same tradition of respect for the environment and the communities where it does business. In 2008 Leon Farmer III launched “Green Pastures,” an initiative that honors his forefathers’ love of the countryside and understanding that “we reap what we sow.” The goal is to minimize the company’s energy costs while maximizing sustainability by cutting its carbon...
Press Releases| Jan 4, 2010
Notable Graphic Design Publication Recognizes “Distributor 101” Member Resource ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has been recognized among nationally-known companies such as Starbucks, Mattel, Ocean Spray, Snapple and Dell for outstanding design in the packaging category of the 2009 American Graphic Design Awards competition for “Distributor 101.” The national contest, sponsored by the editors of Graphic Design USA magazine, is a four-decade-old competition honoring outstanding work in 23 categories – from print and packaging to internet and interactive design...
Blog| Dec 20, 2009
Sales Manager Bruce Brown, Office Manager Geoff Chappell, Congressman Gohmert, General Manager Rick Poland and President Les Kroeger While home in his congressional district, Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-1) recently made a stop at Coors of Longview, Inc. in Longview, Texas. “We’re grateful that Congressman Gohmert was able to take the time to come see our warehouse operations and visit with our employees,” said Coors of Longview President Les Kroeger. “It’s great for a member of Congress to see firsthand the work that beer distributors do on a daily basis.” While visiting the Coors of...
Blog| Dec 20, 2009
The Oklahoma Malt Beverage Association (OMBA) has launched the first in a series of public service announcements (PSAs) urging Oklahomans to be responsible when they consume alcohol beverages over the holidays. The audio PSAs, currently running on radio stations across the state, request Oklahomans to designate a driver if they are drinking alcohol and also remind everyone that it is illegal to consume alcohol under the age of 21. OMBA intends to work with NBWA to extend the public service campaign in 2010 with announcements targeted specifically toward sports fans, students attending proms...
Blog| Dec 7, 2009
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) recently partnered with the Brewers Association to host the annual “Taste of the Holidays” event on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress, their staffs, media, industry friends and others had the opportunity to sample some of the 13,000 labels of beers available across the country. Showcasing a sampling of beers from some of America’s 1,500 breweries, the event highlighted how the American system of state-based alcohol regulation helps entrepreneurial brewers grow, provides access to market for beers of all styles and flavors and delivers the...

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