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 

 

Can the Global Gloom Sink the U.S. Economy?

Last week, the Dow fell 1,000 points shortly after it opened Monday as global markets nosedived and fears about the scale of China's economic slowdown rippled across the world. The Dow also had its best 2-day rally in its history on Thursday, after finding out that the U.S. economy is doing pretty well. The solid and steady U.S. economy still stands out against all the global turmoil. And this Friday's crucial jobs report will provide an important check-up on America that could confirm the strength of the economy.

Beer Serves America: Impact on the Economy

In NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser's most recent ABL Insider column, he discusses the economic impact the beer industry brings to the American economy. Purser notes, "Across the country, there are brewers and importers, distributors and retailers who go to work each day and focus on what they do best in order to deliver great beers to American consumers. But, every now and then, it’s important to look at the full economic impact generated by the American beer industry. It is a great story to tell, and we should all take part in telling it."

OH: Old Firehouse Expands Distribution

Old Firehouse Brewery is expanding distribution statewide in Ohio. The Williamsburg, Ohio-based production brewery and tasting room has partnered with Cavalier Distributing and will release its beer starting September 1. “We’re excited to increase our distribution map,” Old Firehouse co-owner Adam Cowan said. “Cavalier has done a great job of getting us into the Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Toledo markets. It’s clear that there is a passion for craft beer, and the demand for our offerings has steadily grown.”

IL: Peoria-Area Distributors Deliver Much More Than Top-Selling Beers, They Support the Community

The top-selling beers in the Peoria area — Budweiser, Miller and Coors — are also the most popular brands nationally. In central Illinois, those brands involve three different distributors: Brewers Distributing (Budweiser), RJ Distributing (Coors) and Baumgarten Distributing (Miller). While all three focus on serving businesses that hold liquor licenses in this area and around the state, the companies are also involved in community service year-round.

The States Most Dependent on Sin Taxes

States collectively took in approximately $32 billion in taxes on tobacco, alcohol and gambling in fiscal year 2014. Sin taxes not only raise money, but are often intended to curb consumption on goods or services deemed harmful. However, they’re not without their shortcomings, particularly when it comes to generating revenue over the longer term.

Nominations Open for NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award

NBWA is seeking nominations for the Brewer Partner of the Year Award. The award recognizes the brewer who does the best job in the marketplace producing great beer; building strong partnerships; providing valuable education; and offering support to their distributor customers in order to bring their beers to market. The award will be presented during NBWA’s 78th Annual Convention & Trade Show, October 11-14, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Media Contact: Kathleen Joyce

kjoyce@nbwa.org; (800) 300-6417

Press Releases| Aug. 28, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VA The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is seeking nominations for the Brewer Partner of the Year Award. The award recognizes the brewer who does the best job in the marketplace producing great beer; building strong partnerships; providing valuable education; and offering support to their distributor customers in order to bring their beers to market. The award will be presented during NBWA’s 78th Annual Convention & Trade Show, October 11-14, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NBWA distributor members and fellow brewers are invited to nominate any brewer they believe is deserving of the award. Nominations will be accepted until September 18, 2015

Visit www.nbwa.org/brewerpartner to view award criteria and submit nominations.

NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser said, “Independent beer distributors across the country take great pride in working with innovative brewers of all sizes to provide unprecedented choice and variety to American consumers.”

“With more than 3,700 brewers in operation today, independent distributors are fortunate to work with many different brewers who make great beer, provide valuable sales and marketing assistance and work arm and arm with their distributor partners to bring beer to market,” Purser added. “And new partnerships are forming every day – 94 percent of independent beer distributors report that they have added at least one new brewer to their portfolio in the past year.”

“We are excited to recognize the innovative brewers who do the best job working with their distributor partners to build brands and engage consumers,” Purser said.

In addition to the Brewer Partner of the Year Award, two runner-up awards, the Brewer Partner Sales Execution Award and the Brewer Partner Marketing Innovation Award also will be presented.

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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter, watch NBWA videos on www.youtube.com/NBWABeer  and visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/NBWABeer.

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