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.

Tools for Beer Distribution Employees

“Six-Pack” of Warehouse Visit Tips

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

 

Senate Approves Six-Year Highway Bill

The Senate has passed its long-term highway bill, though their work on federal infrastructure funding isn’t over. Senators voted 65-34 to approve the six-year bill, which funds federal highway and infrastructure projects for three years. The legislation faces an uncertain future with the House, which has committed to passing its own long-term highway bill after the August recess.

Connecticut Bans Powdered Alcohol

In three months, purchasing, possessing or selling powdered alcohol in the state of Connecticut will become illegal, thanks to Public Act No. 15-24. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Connecticut is now one of 21 states that have prohibited the sale of powdered alcohol.

10 Burger-and-Beer Beacons

Most pubs have a burger on their menus, but there is a separate category of spots that turn buns into a canvas for indulgent extras and top-quality meat. Line those burgers up alongside a killer beer list, and the whole package becomes totally irresistible. Draft Magazine presents a coast-to-coast guide to some of the best burger and beer beacons.

U.S. Beer Maker Says Tax Code Encourages Foreign Takeovers

Almost 90% of the beer made in America now is produced by foreign-owned firms, and the U.S. tax code is one big reason, Jim Koch, the founder of the Boston Beer Co., told a Senate subcommittee. Koch, who says his company is significantly disadvantaged by the high U.S. tax rate, told the subcommittee that the tax code has led to increased takeovers of American beer makers—including many leading craft producers—by foreign firms. Lawmakers say the beer industry is a high-profile example of a trend that has helped accelerate foreign takeovers of U.S. companies in recent years.

MI: Perrin Brewing Begins Canning Beer for Distribution

Comstock Park-based Perrin Brewing has announced it will begin distributing 12-ounce canned beers in late August and early September. Grapefruit IPA and Veterans Pale Ale will be the first canned beers from the microbrewery, which was sold earlier this year to Oskar Blues Brewing of Colorado. Initial package distribution will be limited to Kent, Barry, Montcalm and Ionia counties through wholesaler West Side Beer Distributing.

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger to Speak at NBWA’s 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place October 11 – 14, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The general session will feature an exciting lineup of speakers, including Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger who is known for the “Miracle on the Hudson” on January 15, 2009.

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