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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
U.S. consumer spending barely rose in October as households took advantage of rising incomes to boost savings to their highest level in nearly three years, pointing to moderate economic growth in the fourth quarter.
Pabst Brewing Company CFO Cordell Sweeney is not afraid of the American consumer's shift toward craft beers. In fact, his company is fully embracing the popularity of craft brews. Business Insider recently spoke to Sweeney about the recent shift in consumer beer tastes and how his company is dealing with that shift.
There are about 15 craft breweries in Middle Tennessee and more than half a dozen on the way. One brewery opened this month, and two more are coming to East Nashville. The marked growth in Nashville mirrors a nationwide boom in craft beer.
Russian authorities say 15 people have died during the past two weeks from drinking illegally produced alcoholic beverages, including five in a Siberian city who drank counterfeit American whiskey purchased online. The spokesman for Russia's federal Investigative Committee said the deaths in various locations throughout the country demonstrate the need to place alcohol production back under state control and to implement tighter controls over imports.
Utah regulators declined to rule on whether Starbucks can serve beer and wine at some locations, saying they want lawmakers to determine if the cafes can be considered restaurants eligible for alcohol licenses. The company sought a permit for five Utah locations, but commissioners with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control were uncertain if Starbucks can be considered a restaurant because its food is heated and served rather than prepared on site, Chairman John T.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the beermaker in talks to buy SABMiller PLC for $107 billion, is considering selling the Peroni and Grolsch brands as it works to gain regulatory clearance to combine the world’s biggest brewers, people familiar with the matter said. The deliberations for the beer companies, which belong to SABMiller, are at a preliminary stage, the people said, asking not to be named because the plans aren’t yet public.
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.