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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Internal Amazon Documents Reveal a Vision of up to 2,000 Grocery Stores Across the U.S.

Amazon wants to open 20 brick-and-mortar grocery stores over the next two years, and the online retailer believes the U.S. market has room for up to 2,000 of its Amazon Fresh-branded grocery stores over the next decade. Amazon is planning to operate a 20-location pilot program for its grocery stores by the end of 2018, in places like Seattle, Las Vegas, New York, Miami and the Bay Area. The company wants to experiment with different versions of stores during the pilot program.

Brewing: Craft Beer Comes of Age

The rapid rise of craft beer has changed the landscape of cities from Chicago to Denver, London and Dublin as microbreweries and tap rooms dominate the streets of hip neighborhoods. Even dive bars and more conventional taverns can carry a vast range of beers. The craft beer movement is a bright spot in an otherwise stagnant sector. But is the market at ‘peak craft’?

Older Craft Breweries Reviving Interest With New Packaging

For years, the die-hard craft beer enthusiast was a brewery's main customer, and that customer knew what he or she was looking for, but in this new world, with thousands of breweries to choose from, and so many new drinkers doing the choosing, there is less power in being that veteran craft brewery. The same labels and logos that were once grabbing attention in the ’90s just might not pop or convey enough information for the competitive beer shelf or tap line-up today. Veteran breweries are recognizing this need to freshen things up.

FL: New Solar-Panel System to Chill Beer Distributor Warehouse

A solar-panel system capable of generating 1.1-million watts of power is being installed atop a 230,000-square-foot distribution warehouse owned by J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida. Once complete, it is expected to be the largest integrated solar commercial roof system in Florida. The installation is expected to be complete later this year and go live the beginning of next year. It is projected to take about six years to recoup the project cost. In all, the energy savings is anticipated to be more than 70 percent.

Crack Open a Cold One and Celebrate National American Beer Day

Not that most of us need an excuse to crack a cold one, but Thursday, October 27, is National American Beer Day. The modern American beer industry is inching toward its bicentennial – Yuengling, the widely accepted longest-running American brewery, was founded in 1829 – and continues to grow and adapt. Through the nation’s founding, to Prohibition, the growth of the macro brews to the craft beer boom, the American beer industry is as lively as ever.

Spate of Drugged Driving Deaths Alarms U.S. Regulators

The percentage of traffic deaths in which at least one driver tested positive for drugs has nearly doubled over a decade, raising alarms as five states are set to vote on legalization of marijuana. Amid a disquieting increase in overall U.S. traffic fatalities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has tracked an upswing in the percentage of drivers testing positive for illegal drugs and prescription medications, according to federal data.