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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Videos| Oct. 2, 2015

In April 2015, beer distributors from all 50 states traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in NBWA's Legislative Conference and educate members of Congress about the independent beer distribution system and state-based alcohol regulation.

MN: J.J. Taylor Distributing Minnesota Partners With Deschutes to Raise Money for Local Charity

Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery partnered with Minnesota-based J.J. Taylor Distributing to raise a total of $79,700 for Second Harvest Heartland, a local food bank. Together, J.J. Taylor and Deschutes served 177 kegs to approximately 12,000 people, and the one-day-only event donated 100 percent of proceeds to Second Harvest Heartland.

U.S. Job Growth Stumbles, Raising Doubts on Economy

U.S. employers slammed the brakes on hiring over the last two months and wages fell in September, raising new doubts the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by the end of this year. Payrolls outside of farming rose by 142,000 last month, and August figures were revised sharply lower to show only 136,000 jobs added that month, the Labor Department said. That marked the smallest two-month gain in employment in over a year and could fuel fears that the China-led global economic slowdown is sapping America's strength.

Exploring the Methods and Styles of Beer Blending

In the not-too-distant past, nearly all beer produced aimed for consistency. But as the world’s beer palate has developed, the hunger for new flavor experiences has increased. To address this growing trend, many breweries have begun to try new ways to satisfy both customer curiosity and demand. Be it producing small-batch, one-off beers or adding depth via barrel aging, there’s one thing that many of this relatively new class of beers has in common: blending.

MD: Union Craft Brewing Expands Distribution to Virginia

Union Craft Brewing Company has announced it will begin distribution to select Virginia counties beginning this month through a partnership with Virginia Eagle Distributing Co. “We are very excited to bring Union to our friends in Northern Virginia and to do it with such a strong and reliable local partner as Virginia Eagle,” said Adam Benesch, Union Craft co-founder.

Eco-Beer Is Hoppin’

Environmental sustainability is a beer brand differentiator and drinkers are starting to take notice. This budding eco-beer crusade is somewhat similar to the booming farm-to-fork movement from a few years ago, and savvy restaurateurs could help boost their beer sales by telling an engrossing eco-story about how the product was made.

AB InBev Faces Delicate Balance in Structuring SABMiller Bid

A $70 billion debt package being arranged to fund Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller still leaves the world's largest brewer with a tricky balancing act in satisfying a range of shareholder camps with different needs. SABMiller's two major shareholders face potential capital gains taxes, so they may want to get paid in shares - which would conflict with AB InBev's controlling shareholders' desire to limit the dilution to their control that would come with issuing new shares.