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.

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CA: Fireman’s Brew Expands Arizona Distribution

Three years after launching in Arizona, Los Angeles-based Fireman’s Brew has announced a new Arizona distribution partnership with six distributors: Crescent Crown Distributing, Canyon Distributing, Finley Distributing, III Counties/Southern Distributing, Nackard Distributing and Northland Distributing. Fireman’s Brew has been accelerating the pace of expansion, and in 2015 alone, the company broadened distribution of its three beers into Louisiana, West Virginia, Ohio, as well as international markets like China and Panama.

Sierra Nevada Starts Rare Beer Club

Sierra Nevada Brewing is launching a new rare beers club, in which members will receive a quarterly release of extremely limited experimental brews, made either at the Mills River brewery or the flagship brewery in Chico, California. Membership in the Alpha Hops Society will cost $250 and is limited to just 300 nationally. The rare beer club has been in the planning for three years, and grew out of small experimental beers made at the Sierra breweries.

U.S. Economy Grew at 2.1 Percent Rate in Third Quarter

The American economy turned in a better performance last quarter than first thought, expanding at a 2.1 percent rate, the government said. While well below the pace of growth recorded in the spring, it was better than the 1.5 percent rate for the third quarter that the Commerce Department reported late last month. Much of the improvement was because of revised data on inventories, which showed businesses’ restocking shelves at a faster pace than the government first estimated.

The Best Beers for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

While a lot of people think of Thanksgiving as a wine-centric holiday, beer has become a viable alternative in the past few years. The endlessly expanding number of options in style and body make it easy to find something that complements the basics, like turkey and stuffing, as well as more daring dishes. Fortune Magazine suggests a few brews to pair with your Thanksgiving feast.

The Tart Art of Cranberry Beers

From bogs in the capes of Massachusetts, to similarly saturated settings in New Jersey, Oregon and Wisconsin, an understated holiday staple—more of a side-dish, really—is expanding its presence from the provinces of juices, sauces and stuffings to a position that could usurp the pumpkin’s vice grip on seasonal beer.

MI: Right Brain Brewery Expands Distribution to Lower Michigan

Right Brain Brewery has partnered with Atlas Sales Inc., O & W Inc. and Anderson Distributing Co. to bring its brews to lower Michigan. With these new distribution agreements in place, beer brewed by Right Brain Brewery can now be found in all 68 counties of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

TX: Distributor Auctions Beer Memorabilia to Benefit Boys & Girls Club

Kristen Distributing has moved into a new location, and the company gave the local community a chance to own some of its memorabilia and help the local Boys & Girls Club. Over the weekend, the local beverage distributor auctioned off some of its furniture, signage, frames, neon signs and glass barware, some dating back to the 1980s.

NH: At This Turkey Farm, Beer Is the Special Ingredient for These Birds

A turkey farm in Henniker, New Hampshire, provides an unusual type of nourishment to its livestock - beer. Owner Joe Morette says feeding the birds beer plumps their bodies. The beer, which Morette gets from distributor Amoskeag Beverages, is mixed with water in a long trough inside the fenced-in turkey area on his 2.9-acre farm.