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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Scottish Craft Beer Maker BrewDog Expands Into U.S.

Brewdog, an independent craft beer brewery based in Scotland, will start producing beer at a U.S. site, the firm said after announcing $9.17 million mini-bond sale earlier this week. The Scottish company, which was formed in 2007, said it has bought a 42-acre site in Columbus, Ohio, where it will build a 200 barrel production facility.

Sam Adams Releases Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru

The brewers at Sam Adams have announced they will be taking their special limited-release Belgian style ale, Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, on a second annual tasting tour across the country. This batch of Grand Cru will be poured at a limited number of bars and restaurants in 20 cities, with the final stop on the tour determined by drinkers who will vote for their city online. To kick off the tasting tour, Jim Koch will tap the first keg during a special event at the Boston Brewery.

Fed: Economy Up Moderately in July and August

In a report that could help the Federal Reserve decide whether to raise interest rates this month, the central bank said the U.S. economy grew a bit more slowly from early July to mid-August as consumer spending accelerated, but a strong dollar and low oil prices continued to weigh on activity. After recent market turmoil, some economists say the report and this Friday's key August employment tally need to significantly beat expectations to nudge the Fed into lifting its benchmark rate for the first time in nearly a decade.

New Belgium Brewing Reimagining Abbey and Trippel Recipes

Two of New Belgium Brewing’s longest running beers, Abbey Belgian Style Dubbel and Trippel Belgian Style Ale, are being reimagined and updated for a new era. Both beers started life as homebrew recipes more than 25 years ago and new developments in hop and malt manufacturing have been incorporated. For a short time, both new and old versions may be found side-by-side on shelves.

12 Beers Inspired by Food

Have you ever had a pizza beer? How about a salty ale made with pretzels? There no denying that breweries have started to get a little more creative when it comes to developing new beers. Paste Magazine list 12 beers all inspired by or made with unique foods.