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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WA: State's New Liquor Law May Have Led to More Assaults

Researchers examined the relationship between newly issued liquor licenses and reported violent crimes in Seattle, Washington, from 2010 to 2013. Starting in 2011, a new law shut down state-run liquor stores in lieu of allowing select private businesses to sell liquor, and the number of licenses increased substantially. After cross-referencing with census data, the researchers found for each newly licensed store or restaurant/bar in a neighborhood, there was a noticeable jump in both aggravated and non-aggravated assaults.

U.S. Economy Grows a Bit Faster in September, Fed Says

U.S. economic growth picked up a bit as summer ended and fall began, supported by modest hiring, an uptick in consumer spending and steady homebuilding, according to the Federal Reserve. The Fed's "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions in its 12 regional bank districts found that growth was modest or moderate in eight districts, slight in three and flat in the New York district. That's an improvement from its September survey, which found that growth weakened in two districts and was unchanged in two.

DE: Dogfish Head CEO to Depart

After 13 years with the brewery, Dogfish Head CEO Nick Benz will depart the organization at the end of the year, the company announced. Brewery founder and chairman Sam Calagione will take over as CEO following Benz’s departure. Dogfish Head will not look outside of the organization for a new CEO. Instead, the company has tapped a headhunting firm that will begin searching for a new president this week. Benz, who was named CEO just two years ago and previously served as the company’s COO and CFO, will continue to consult with the company on a part-time basis in 2017.

Miller Lite Brings Back Classic John Madden Ad

Miller Lite will restore and re-air a classic spot featuring John Madden, former NFL coach and broadcasting star. MillerCoors brought the ad back as a way to plug Lite's original "Steinie" bottle, which the brewer is returning to store shelves. The ad will air in its original form except for a new tag at the end stating "the original light beer back in its original bottle." The re-airing follows another retro play MillerCoors made last year with its Miller High Life brand, which in December re-ran classic "High Life Man" spots in select markets.

MD: DuClaw Brewing Company Expands Distribution to Florida

Baltimore's DuClaw Brewing Company announced the brewery is expanding distribution to Florida through a partnership with Cavalier Distributing. “I’ve seen first hand how strong the Florida craft beer community is, and they’ve been very vocal in letting us know that they want our beer, especially since our 2014 collaboration with Cigar City. It’s rewarding to finally be able to share our brews with the craft beer lovers of Florida," said DuClaw Founder Dave Benfield.

Life Lessons From Boston Beer's Jim Koch

The co-founder of Boston Beer Company comes from a long line of brewers and culled the original Sam Adams formula from his great-grandfather's old recipes, but it was Koch who built the company into the premier craft brewer in the nation. Koch sat down with Reuters to toast a life that has gone from cold-calling Boston bartenders to sitting astride a $2-billion success story.