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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Deal Making Preserves Coors Clan as American Beer Dynasty

Over the past four decades, the Coors empire has grown to 60-plus brands sold in more than 50 countries from two brands sold in 11 states, as Pete Coors, vice chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Co., pursued a series of deals that preserved the independence of the family business. Now, the Coors family, along with the Molsons of Canada, have taken full control of the U.S.’s second-largest brewer, paying $12 billion for the rest of a joint venture that combined their U.S. operations with those of SABMiller.

Dos Equis Debuts Its New Most Interesting Man in the World

After teasing its revamped Most Interesting Man in the World in September, Dos Equis gives a full reveal with an ad starring French actor Augustin Legrand. The brand is not straying too far from the techniques that made the original campaign famous. Just like the old ads, the new spot features quirky, off-beat activities, but the new ad includes some subtle differences. In the new spot, a female co-star is played by actress Marina Artigas, and Dos Equis has changed the classic tagline, "Stay Thirsty, My Friends," to "Stay Thirsty Mis Amigos."

MI: Bell’s Releases Limited Beer as Part of 2017 Texas Distribution Expansion

When Michigan's Bell’s Brewery launches in the Lone Star State, a special, limited release beer will accompany Bell’s full portfolio in early March 2017. Am I Right or Amarillo will be available exclusively in Texas. It is the first time Bell’s has brewed a beer specifically for a new market. “It’s a huge part of the celebration and of the commitment we are making to our 31st state,” said Larry Bell, Bell’s president and founder. Bell’s announced partnerships with 14 new distributors in September.

Five Beer Variety Packs for Fall

How can brewers meet consumer demands for new and interesting beers? Enter the variety pack, where breweries load a 12-pack of beer with a few different beer styles in order to provide the customer with, well, variety. Paste Magazine picks their five favorite fall variety packs that are on shelves now.

Uber and Anheuser-Busch Make First Autonomous Trucking Beer Delivery

In the first real-world commercial use of autonomous trucking, some 45,000 cans of Budweiser beer arrived to a warehouse after traveling more than 120 highway miles in a self-driving truck. Otto, the self-driving truck subsidiary of Uber, shipped a truckload of Budweiser from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Colorado Springs with the driver monitoring from the truck’s sleeper berth for the entire two-hour journey. Transportation experts predict the earliest applications of autonomous technology will be in self-driving trucks, not cars.

Altria Increases Stake in Anheuser-Busch InBev

Altria Group Inc. has increased its ownership stake in beer company Anheuser-Busch InBev. The parent company of cigarette maker Philip Morris USA disclosed that from October 11 through October 21 it bought about 12 million ordinary shares of AB InBev. Including these shares, Altria now has a 10.2 percent ownership stake of AB InBev. Altria had been the largest shareholder in SABMiller before the merger.