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 kbeaulieu@nbwa.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.

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U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs; Unemployment at 5.3%

The nation's economy added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, according to government data released Thursday morning, but flat wages and an exodus of workers from the labor market suggest an economy that is still well short of a full recovery. The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, the lowest mark in seven years, but the decline reflected a wave of Americans who either retired or abandoned their job hunts.

7-Eleven to Offer Delivery Service in Select Markets

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has partnered with delivery startup Postmates allowing customers to order snacks, sodas and household staples online and have them delivered to their homes. The deal is an effort by 7-Eleven to better capitalize on the rise of delivery services, an emerging niche of companies that serve as personal shoppers for customers who prefer not to visit a store.

VIDEO: Olympian Partners With Distributors to Promote Safe Summer Holidays

For the 4th of July holiday, Olympian Julia Clukey is teaming up with the Maine Beer & Wine Distributors Association (MBWDA) to remind Mainers about the importance of good decision making. As spokesperson for the MBWDA, Clukey has recorded a public service announcement leading up to one of summer's biggest holidays.

High Strength Beers Are Booming, But for How Long?

Almost one in four beers launched in 2013 and 2014 were high strength – a significant rise since 2012. According to Mintel, the statistics can be explained by craft beer: at the beginning of the millennium, craft beer was a relatively small market, and in 2011 and 2012, it was still confined mainly to the U.S. Now, craft beer has expanded across the globe.

MillerCoors Names New Commercial Leaders

MillerCoors has announced that David Kroll has been named chief marketing officer and Kevin Doyle has been named president – sales and distributor operations. Kroll replaces Andy England, who is leaving to pursue other interests. Doyle replaces Ed McBrien, who is also leaving after 21 years with MillerCoors and Coors Brewing Company.

Craft Beer Pairings for 4th of July

Of course Independence Day is our nation's celebration of freedom, but for a lot of Americans it is the freedom from our daily grind that we celebrate. For some adults, the freedom has taken the form of American craft beer. Whether it's burgers and hot dogs over a charcoal flame, ribs in the smoker or s'mores over a campfire, a great beer is going to take your experience to the next level.

This Fast-Growing Craft Brewer Sells No Cans or Bottles

As craft beer continues to grow one 22-ounce bomber, variety pack and IPA at a time, Georgetown Brewing in Seattle is just fine with its kegs and all-purpose pale ale. Behind their Manny’s Pale Ale, which accounts for 70% of all beer Georgetown brews, Georgetown grew to be the second-largest brewer in Washington state in 2013 with more than 52,000 barrels sold.

Is PBR Still Cool? America's Hipster Beer is Slowing Down

Cheap and hardly advertised, PBR's lager gained a cult following of hipsters in recent years, but the beer's moment in the sun appears to be fading, experts and beer drinkers say. The hipster's brew isn't adapting to the new competition from craft and local beer. It's not enough just to be cheap anymore. PBR's sales are down 2.6% so far this year compared to the same period a year ago, a company spokesperson said.

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