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 kbeaulieu@nbwa.org

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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NFL Great Joe Theismann to Speak at NBWA’s 79th Annual Convention

Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann will speak at the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s 79th Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Theismann will speak during the general session on Tuesday, September 27. “Joe Theismann is going to be talking with us about how passion, leadership and teamwork can all combine to create a comprehensive game plan for success,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser.

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Press Releases| Aug 24, 2016

Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur Will Speak on Tuesday, September 27

Joe TheismannALEXANDRIA, Va. – Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann will speak at the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 79th Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Theismann will speak during the general session on Tuesday, September 27.

Theismann achieved fame in his 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and led the team to consecutive appearances in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XVIII. During his football career, he was voted the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and was twice named both the Pro Bowl’s Most Valuable Player and the NFL’s Man of the Year.

His successful quarterback career ended at age 35 after sustaining a broken leg during a nationally televised game against the New York Giants. With such an abrupt end to his career, Theismann learned firsthand how to think, analyze and reinvent in the face of adversity and change.

Theismann is a familiar face off the field, as well, having called NFL games and Super Bowls alongside the likes of Frank Gifford, Don Meredith, Bob Papa and Matt Millen.

“Joe Theismann is going to be talking with us about how passion, leadership and teamwork can all combine to create a comprehensive game plan for success,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser.

“He is just one highlight of this year’s dynamic convention program which is filled with insightful speakers, 18 education seminars taught by the industry’s leading experts and a two-day Product Demonstration Showcase filled with vendors featuring innovative products and services for beer distributors,” Purser added. 

Registration is available online at www.nbwa.org/convention. Hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Chicago can be made online or by calling (888) 421-1442. Reference the National Beer Wholesalers Association or NBWA to receive the group rates of $269+tax for single/double occupancy. The last day to make hotel reservations and receive the discounted room rate is August 31, 2016. The NBWA guest room block can sell out prior to this date. Once the block is sold out, room rates cannot be guaranteed.

For more details, please visit the convention page of NBWA’s website at www.nbwa.org/convention. Follow #NBWAChicago on social media for additional updates.

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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s more than 3,000 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter, watch NBWA videos on www.youtube.com/NBWABeer  and visit www.facebook.com/NBWABeer.

CA: Stanford University Bans Hard Liquor From Undergraduate Parties; Beer and Wine OK

Stanford University has banned undergraduate students from consuming hard liquor at on-campus parties, school officials announced. Beer and wine will still be allowed at such events, but undergrads will no longer be permitted to have beverages with more than 20 percent alcohol by volume or 40 proof. On-campus parties hosted by graduate students are allowed to have hard liquor only in the form of mixed drinks. The new policy also limits the size of the bottles of hard liquor that undergrads are allowed to keep in their dorms or common areas to under 750 milliliters.

After Lengthy Slide, Gas Prices Rise

Following a streak where the national retail average price of gasoline dropped on 54 of 55 days, pump prices have now increased a few cents per gallon, according to AAA. On Monday, the national average price for regular unleaded stood at $2.16 per gallon, which is four cents more than one week ago. Even with the increase, prices are still two cents less than a month ago, 46 cents less than the same date last year and the lowest price for this date since 2004.

CA: ROK Stars Expands ABK Beer Distribution Across the U.S.

Los Angeles-based ROK Stars has announced its ROK Drinks division has partnered with several new beer distributors to expand distribution of the ABK beer brand. Partnerships have been made with National in Georgia, Best Brands in Tennessee, Chrissa in Northern California and Good Spirits in Nevada. "We are thrilled to have found solid business partners who share so much enthusiasm in building the ABK brand in their respective markets," said Jonathan Kendrick, chairman of ROK Stars.

A-B InBev Extends Deal With Craft Brew Alliance

Anheuser-Busch InBev has extended its contract with Craft Brew Alliance for another decade and plans to brew more of its beer under a new contract brewing agreement. A-B InBev already is a part-owner in Portland, Oregon-based Craft Brew Alliance, whose brands include Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Co. and Oregon’s Widmer Brothers Brewing. Its other brands are Omission Beer, Square Mile Cider Co. and Resignation Brewery. Under the new agreement, 300,000 barrels of Craft Brew Alliance’s beer will be brewed at A-B breweries.

MA: Castle Island Expands Distribution to New Hampshire and Maine

Castle Island, located in Norwood, Massachusetts, is expanding distribution as far north as the New Hampshire and Maine borders. Castle Island has partnered with Merrimack Valley Distributing Company to bring its beers to the territory. Growing distribution slowly and deliberately has always been part of Castle Island’s expansion philosophy, according to company founder Adam Romanow.

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