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Press Releases| Oct 22, 2009
October 23 rd – 31 st Campaign Encourages Prevention Efforts Across U.S. ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) applauds today’s start of National Red Ribbon Week, an annual campaign promoted by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to raise awareness about the dangers of underage drinking. “Alcohol is a unique product that is not for everyone,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “National Red Ribbon Week is a great time to recognize that alcohol beverages need to continue to be effectively regulated so...
Blog| Oct 14, 2009
By: Ned Bauhof, Precision Distribution Consulting In the complex world of warehousing, simple functions are often overlooked. One such function is the responsibility of keeping a clean, orderly working environment -- commonly referred to as “housekeeping.” During especially busy times, it is easy to become focused solely on getting trucks loaded and out the door. As the workload increases and the pressure to perform rises, certain responsibilities are often deemed expendable, with housekeeping often being the first to go. What many people do not realize is that the greater the pressure to...
Blog| Oct 13, 2009
If you’re looking for holiday recipes that are as simple as they are special, look for those that feature a unique ingredient like beer. The distinct flavoring provided by one of the multitude of beer styles available today can be the secret to success for many of your favorite dishes. “Special” doesn’t have to mean “complicated,” especially when it comes to holiday cooking! From the National Beer Wholesalers Association, here are two easy recipes that sparkle with the flavor of beer. Both work well for entertaining or family dining during this holiday season. Garlic Shrimp with Cheddar Beer...
Blog| Oct 4, 2009
To commemorate October as National Sausage Month, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has partnered with the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council to present a new brochure: "Guide to Beer and Sausage: Pairings and Recipes.” The brochure contains a detailed beer and sausage pairing guide and a collection of five delicious recipes featuring sausage cooked with beer in innovative ways. From Slow Cooked Sausage in Beer Mustard Sauce to German-Style Beer Fondue, these new recipes are sure to spice up Oktoberfest celebrations and tailgating menus. The fall season is a perfect time...
Blog| Oct 4, 2009
This football season the West Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association has partnered with West Virginia University Mountaineers Football Coach Bill Stewart to record public service announcements (PSAs) urging fans to drink responsibly. The announcements were sent to more than 200 radio stations statewide and will be played throughout the football season. "This football season, whether you're at a game or watching one with friends and family, if you choose to drink - do it responsibly and never drink to excess," Stewart says in one of the recordings. West Virginia’s beer distributors and their...
Photos| Oct 1, 2009
NBWA held its 72nd Annual Convention and Trade Show from September 22 - 25, 2009, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Press Releases| Sep 30, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, VA – This week, United States District Court Judge M. Christina Armijo ruled that New Mexico officials can require that U.S. Airways be licensed to serve alcohol while in the state. All entities serving alcohol in New Mexico are regulated by the state. U.S. Airways had sued the state in 2007 claiming that federal laws preempted New Mexico from requiring a license for U.S. Airways. “The ruling in this case upholds the basic principle that any entity that’s going to be engaged in the sale of alcohol needs to be licensed by the state,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “It also...
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
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 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...

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