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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• Instructional Video - Warehouse Tours: Showing the Value of Beer Distributors 


JetBlue and Harpoon Brewery Team Up on Exclusive In-Flight Beer

Harpoon Brewery is taking its partnership with JetBlue to new heights with plans to create a signature beer to serve customers in-flight. The partnership between the Boston-based craft brewery and the New York-based airline has been ongoing for two years, and JetBlue has since approached Harpoon about co-brewing a specialty beer to serve on flights. The groups have been partnering to test different recipes and styles to figure out which style will work well in cans and travel well. The beer will likely run for two to six months.

Consumer Confidence Retreated Slightly in October

American consumers felt less confident this month, but the small retreat came after confidence had risen to a 20-month high in September. Consumer confidence slipped to 98.6 this month after rising to 103.5 in September, the Conference Board reported. The September reading was the highest since confidence stood at 103.8 in January 2015. The September confidence number was revised down from an initial estimate of 104.1, which had been the highest in nine years.

Key Provisions of the Justice Department’s Consent Order With ABInBev and SABMiller

In a recent Alcohol Law Review column, NBWA's Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs & General Counsel Paul Pisano discusses the key provisions of the Justice Department’s consent order with ABInBev and SABMiller. He writes, "The Department of Justice has proposed a Final Judgment approving a settlement between the DOJ, ABInBev and SABMiller, which allowed the parties to consummate the largest beer industry merger in history. While the deal is already closed, the settlement agreement has not yet been finalized.