National Beer Wholesalers Association

The purpose of the National Beer Wholesalers Association is to provide leadership which enhances the independent beer distribution industry; to advocate before government and the public; to encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol; and to provide programs and services that will benefit its members.

America’s beer distributors may be most recognizable as the people driving beer trucks down your local streets, delivering beer to neighborhood stores and bars. But there’s much more than meets the eye − independent beer distributors are licensed by both the federal and state governments and help brewers and importers of all sizes grow by delivering a wide selection of brands to retailers through a safe, transparent and accountable system.

  • National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • 1101 King St
  • Ste 600
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • United States
  • (703) 683-4300

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National Beer Wholesalers Association in the News

Beer Purchasers’ Index Bounces Back in May

Following a dismal month of April, the National Beer Wholsealers Association’s monthly Beer Purchasers’ Index showed a significant rebound. Read More

Beer Purchasers Index Shows Lowest-Ever Craft Reading

Craft beer purchase intent among wholesalers has hit an all-time low, according to the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Read More

On-Premise Shutdowns Could Cost Beer Industry $8 Billion

The near-nationwide shutdown of the on-premise sales will result in a loss of $8 billion for the beer industry if it continues into June. Read More

NBWA’s Beer Purchasers’ Index “Stalls” in March

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s monthly Beer Purchasers’ Index that surveys wholesalers’ monthly buying behavior “stalled” in March. Read More

Beer Institute Publishes COVID-19 Guidelines

The Beer Institute published guidelines for companies when an employee or customer tests positive for COVID-19 or exposed to a person that’s tested positive. Read More

Brewery Shipments Up in February as Hard Seltzer Drives Wholesaler Purchases

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s monthly Beer Purchasers’ Index posted its highest February reading ever, driven by FMBs and hard seltzers. Read More

NBWA Beer Purchasers’ Index Expands in January

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Beer Purchasers’ Index — a survey of wholesalers’ purchasing behavior — expanded in January 2020. Read More

Super Bowl LIV Presents First Major Beer Occasion of 2020

Super Bowl LIV presents the first major beer drinking occasion for 2020 — a boon for the industry — while Big Beer is spending millions on advertising. Read More

U.S. Beer Shipments Could Drop to Lowest in Decade

The number of U.S. brewing companies is at an all-time high, but domestic beer production will likely hit a decade-low before the calendar flips to 2020. Read More

NBWA Beer Purchasers Index Contracts in November

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Beer Purchasers’ Index found that beer buying contracted 23 points in November. Read More

NBWA Beer Purchasers Index Expands in October

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) Beer Purchasers’ Index expanded in October with a reading of 70 as FMBs continue to lead the way. Read More

NBWA Beer Purchasers Index Expands in September

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) Beer Purchasers’ Index expanded in September, with a reading of 58. Read More

White Claw Maker Investing $250 Million to Increase Production and Meet Demand

White Claw’s founder says its disruption is “growing beer and unlocking substantial incremental profits and sales growth” for wholesalers and retailers. Read More

NBWA’s Beer Purchaser’s Index Expands in August

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Beer Purchasers’ Index, a survey of wholesalers’ buying behavior, expanded in August, with a reading of 57.6. Read More

NBWA’s Beer Purchaser’s Index Expands in July

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) Beer Purchasers’ Index — a survey of wholesalers’ purchasing behavior — expanded in July. Read More

NBWA Reports June Beer Purchasers’ Index Drops to Lowest Level

After five consecutive months of expansion, the National Beer Wholesalers Association Beer Purchasers’ Index showed contraction in June. Read More