2014 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award

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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) will jointly present the Eighth Annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award on October 4, 2014, at the Great American Beer Festival® hosted by the BA in Denver, Colorado.

The award recognizes an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in their efforts to actively market, sell and promote craft beer. 

In addition to the Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award, a Craft Beer Achievement Award (first runner-up) and Craft Beer Distributor Recognition Award (second runner-up) also will be presented.

The nominees for this year’s award include: 

  • 7G Distributing, LLC – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Ace Distributing – York, PA
  • AlaBev – Birmingham, AL
  • American Eagle Distributing Co. – Loveland, CO
  • Andrews Distributing Company, LLC – Dallas, TX
  • Arkansas Craft Distributors, LLC – Little Rock, AR
  • Ben E. Keith Beverages – Dallas, TX
  • Brown Distributing Company, Ltd. – Austin, TX
  • Brown Distributing Co. of West Palm Beach – West Palm Beach, FL
  • Central States Beverage Company – Kansas City, MO
  • Columbia Distributing, Kent – Kent, WA
  • DeCrescente Distributing Co. – Mechanicville, NY
  • Eastown Distributors Co. – Highland Park, MI
  • Elite Brands of Colorado, Inc. – Denver, CO
  • Florida Distributing Company – Orlando, FL
  • Gretz Beer Company – Norristown, PA
  • Gulf Distributing Company of Mobile, L.L.C. – Mobile, AL
  • Hayden Beverage Company – Boise, ID
  • High Country Beverage Corp. – Loveland, CO
  • J.J. Taylor Distributing Company of MN –  Minneapolis, MN
  • J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. – Tampa, FL
  • John P. O'Sullivan Distributing Inc. – Flint, MI
  • Kohler Distributing Co. – Hawthorne, NJ
  • Lee Beverage of Wisconsin, LLC – Oshkosh, WI
  • Lee Distributors, LLC – Charleston, SC
  • Maletis Beverage – Portland, OR
  • Mims Distributing Company, Inc. – Raleigh, NC
  • Muller, Inc. – Philadelphia, PA
  • Mussetter Distributing Inc. – Auburn, CA
  • Oak Beverages Inc. – Blauvelt, NY
  • The Odom Corporation – Bellevue, WA
  • Origlio Beverage – Philadelphia, PA
  • Peerless Beverage Co. – Union, NJ
  • Powers Distributing Co., Inc. – Orion, MI
  • Premium Distributors of Washington, D.C., LLC – Washington, D.C.
  • S.R. Perrott, Inc. – Ormond Beach, FL
  • Shore Point Distributing Co., Inc. – Freehold, NJ
  • Town & Country Distributors Inc. – Itasca, IL
  • Tri-County Beverage Co. – Warren, MI
  • Windy City Distributing, LLC – Aurora, IL

To learn more about the nomination process and winner selection, read the nomination rules and selection criteria. For additional information, please contact NBWA Manager, Membership Development and Industry Reasearch Amy Wells at 800-300-6417 or awells@nbwa.org.

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