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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Smithsonian to Document, Preserve History of American Brewing

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has announced it’s tackling one of America’s most appreciated and longest existing staples: beer. The three-year initiative will explore how the beverage and its production process connect to larger themes from the American cultural landscape. Some of those themes include advertising, agriculture, industry, innovation, business and community life.

Op-Ed: Beer Distributors Deliver Choice

In The Nashua Telegraph, Joe Bellavance, president of Bellavance Beverage Co. in Nashua, New Hampshire, writes about the success of the three-tier system in the Granite State but warns against current legislation that may upset the state's beer industry. He writes, "Head to your local beer store, and you’ll be overwhelmed with incredible selection...The reason why local consumers have such choice? New Hampshire’s independent beer dis­tributors...The genius of the three-tier beer regulatory system is that each state can adapt its system to suit its own needs and objectives.

NC: Birdsong Brewing Co. to Expand Distribution Into Western North Carolina Market

Charlotte-based Birdsong Brewing Co. has announced their plans to begin distribution into Western North Carolina through a partnership with Skyland Distributing Company. Brewery Manager Chris Goulet described the expansion as “a natural extension of our brand in an area that feels like a second home to us.”

FL: Devour Brewing Partners With Local Distribution Company

Devour Brewing Co., located in Boynton Beach, has partnered with Beerstream Distribution Company for limited distribution throughout South Florida. The distribution agreement comes close on the heels of the brewery turning a year old and will be active by the time it heads over to Tampa for the Beer Camp Across America festival.

South Africa Antitrust Regulator Asks for New AB InBev Extension

South Africa’s Competition Commission will ask for a new extension to its investigation into Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed 73.4 billion pounds ($106 billion) takeover of fellow brewer SABMiller, after the regulator failed to complete the probe by Thursday’s deadline. South Africa is just one of the countries where Leuven, Belgium-based AB InBev is battling regulatory authorities in an effort to combine the world’s two biggest brewers and has agreed to retain a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Australia Clears AB InBev's $100 Billion SABMiller Buyout Plan

Australia's antitrust regulator cleared beer giant Anheuser Busch InBev's planned $100 billion takeover of rival SABMiller, saying the deal would not adversely affect the domestic market. The green light from Australia removes another potential antitrust obstacle to the company's deal to buy its nearest rival, one of the biggest corporate takeovers on record. AB InBev has said it expects to complete the purchase by the end of 2016, but still has to secure antitrust clearance in Europe, where both it and its target are headquartered.

AAA: Gas Prices Climb to Six-Month High

Gas prices are sitting at their highest in more than six months and demand continues to break seasonal records. According to a recent report from AAA, the national average of gasoline has been above $2 a gallon for the last 40 straight days. Still, drivers can expect discounted gasoline prices compared to previous years, despite recent price hikes at the pump, according to AAA.