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.

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IL: Louis Glunz Beer Inc. to Distribute Aleman Brewing Company in Chicago

Chicago-based Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. has added Aleman Brewing Company to its portfolio. In addition to distributing Aleman's four, core beers to Chicago-area retailers, Glunz also will distribute two limited-release Aleman beers. “After grinding out and putting everything we have into this startup over the past four years, we are finally ready to reintroduce the world to Aleman,” Aleman Co-founder Brad Zeller said. “In doing so, we vetted all of our options and genuinely feel Louis Glunz Beer gives us the best chance to achieve everything we wanted as a brand.”

The Beer That’s 45 Million Years Old

Around 45 million years ago, a leaf became ensconced in a small chunk of Burmese amber. It was a mundane enough event at the time, until the piece fell into the right hands. Today, through the scientific maneuverings of two dedicated molecular biologists and an East Bay, California, brewer, microscopic bacteria within the amber are being crafted into beer.

CT: Two Roads Brewing Expands Distribution to Northeast Pennsylvania

Two Roads Brewing Company, based in Stratford, Connecticut, announced that the brand will be rolling into Northeastern Pennsylvania and is teaming up with Shangy’s Distributing for distribution. "Two Roads is very pleased to announce our partnership with Shangy’s Distributing,” said Two Roads Director of Sales Meghan Zachry. “Shangy’s has shown tremendous passion in bringing craft beer to the Pennsylvania market, and Two Roads is proud to partner with them.” The launch will include a series of kick-off events throughout the region.

How Pabst Is Reinventing Stroh's, Old Style, Schlitz

Stroh's is coming back to Detroit. Old Style is brewing in La Crosse, Wisconsin, again, and drinkers in New Orleans might soon be sipping on Jax beer, which hasn't been available since the 1970s. The comebacks are courtesy of Pabst Brewing Co., which is betting that consumers will develop an appetite for the classics. The strategy, called "local legends," relies on a two-pronged approach to resurrect old labels that have been dormant for years, as well as breathing life into existing brands via new premium varieties.

VA: Stable Craft Brewing Expands Distribution in Virginia

Stable Craft Brewing, located in Waynesboro, Virginia, is expanding distribution throughout the state of Virginia through a partnership with Blue Ridge Beverage Co. Blue Ridge Beverage distributes throughout a 49-county, 17-city region. “This relationship with Blue Ridge Beverage Co. is an important step in the growth of Stable Craft Brewing,” said Craig Nargi, owner of Stable. The distribution partnership will help Stable Craft Brewing build upon its foothold in the growing craft beer industry in Virginia."

New Belgium Brewing Not for Sale

Any notions of a sale are off the table, New Belgium Chief Executive Officer Christine Perich said. Last year, rumors swirled that New Belgium might be sold to a bigger company. At the time, the company called any possible sale "speculation." But at a company retreat two weeks ago, brewery co-founder Kim Jordan told employees that a sale isn't happening, Perich said. Brewery buyouts have become increasingly common as the big global brewers AB-InBev and SABMiller also have been purchasing smaller craft brands to boost their portfolios.

Gas Prices Tick up to $2.17 a Gallon

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is up by over half a cent to $2.17 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said higher crude oil prices are causing refiners and retailers to bump up their prices. Still, the average price is 54 cents lower than a year ago. The Lundberg Survey found the average price of midgrade unleaded is $2.46 a gallon, and the average price of premium is $2.67 a gallon.

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