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April 30, 2012
Contact: Kathleen Joyce
America's Beer Distributors Celebrate May as Tavern Month
America’s Independent, Licensed Beer Distributors Celebrate Independent, Licensed Taverns
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Throughout the month of May, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will recognize Tavern Month, a celebration of the many licensed bars and taverns that provide hundreds of thousands of jobs to hardworking men and women and enrich America’s social culture.
Bar and tavern owners work together with beer distributors in communities in every state across the country to provide responsible service and sales. Beer distributors and tavern owners support server training programs, ID checks and the effective state-based system of alcohol regulation.
“It’s a great American tradition for adults to gather with friends or colleagues to enjoy a beer in their local bar or tavern,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “America’s licensed beer distributors are proud to work hand-in-hand with licensed retailers, like bars and taverns, to safely provide consumers from coast to coast with an unparalleled choice and variety of beer – more than 13,000 different labels. Beer distributors are excited to partner with bar and tavern owners as part of a system that helps new brands get to market and offers consumers their choice of the largest international brands and the smallest local brews all on the same menu and bar tap.”
Beer distributors and taverns are key components of the state-based system for alcohol control in the United States, which works to ensure that only consumers of legal drinking age receive fresh, safe beer and are served in moderation.
“Just like beer distributors, America’s taverns and bars are local businesses providing tens of thousands of jobs in every state across the country,” said John Bodnovich, Executive Director of American Beverage Licensees, the nation’s largest bar and tavern trade association. “Licensed beverage retailers are proud to work with NBWA and its members to highlight the cultural and economic importance of our industry by celebrating Tavern Month this May.”
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 @MrBeerGuy on Twitter and visit www.facebook.com/Mr.BeerGuy.