From members of Congress to state legislators, attorneys generals, regulators and the media, beer distributors across the country are hosting warehouse visits to showcase their critical role in the independent distribution system.

To schedule a behind-the scenes look at a beer distribution warehouse in your community, please contact NBWA Manager, Grassroots & Political Affairs Kate Beaulieu at

If you are a distributor who has hosted a warehouse visit, please share details of your visit with NBWA by completing the feedback form.

Tools for Beer Distribution Employees

“Six-Pack” of Warehouse Visit Tips

• Instructional Video - Warehouse Tours: Showing the Value of Beer Distributors 


South Africa Regulator Backs AB InBev Takeover of SABMiller

South Africa’s Competition Commission recommended Anheuser-Busch InBev’s takeover of fellow brewer SABMiller, taking the industry’s biggest-ever deal one step closer to completion. AB InBev must sell SABMiller’s 26 percent stake in local wine, cider and spirits producer Distell Group within three years of closing the deal, the Pretoria-based antitrust regulator said. Retaining the stake, worth about $559 million, could hurt competition, according to the regulator.

HEINEKEN Signs Joint Venture Agreement With Asia Brewery Incorporated in the Philippines

Heineken International B.V. has signed a joint venture agreement with Asia Brewery Incorporated. Under this agreement, a new joint venture company, AB HEINEKEN Philippines Inc., will be formed. HEINEKEN will be driving further premiumisation of the brand portfolio.

U.S. Consumer Spending Surges; Inflation Creeping Up

U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April and inflation rose steadily, more signs of an acceleration in economic growth that could persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again as early as June. Last month's increase was the largest since August 2009 and beat economists' expectations for a 0.7 percent rise.

Seaweed and Oyster Goses

Gose’s signature salinity can be reminiscent of the sea and recently brewers have been doubling down on the oceanic theme by adding oysters and even seaweed to these historic beers. DRAFT Magazine lists three marine-inspired goses to try.

America’s Independent Beer Distributors Kick Off Summer Beer Selling Season

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, America’s more than 3,000 independent beer distributors are helping retailers stock up for the start of the summer beer selling season by delivering an unprecedented variety of beer brands. “Over the course of the year, beer distributors across the United States deliver nearly three billion cases of beer to more than 600,000 retail establishments,” said NBWA's Chief Economist Lester Jones. “And, on average, beer sales are 20 percent higher in the summer months compared to the rest of the year,” Jones said.