The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will offer 20 education seminars at its 77th Annual Convention to be held September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. “In addition to an outstanding lineup of speakers during the general session and more than 100 exhibitors at the Product Demonstration Showcase, NBWA is excited to offer a diverse selection of education seminars taught by the industry’s leading experts,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser.
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Brian Walsh was hired to lead Pittsburgh Brewing Co. into the future. “What we established last year, is we want to be a strong local brand that is considered a regional brewery in western Pennsylvania,” Walsh said. “We want to be a strong regional brewery tied to the local community.” Walsh wants more people supporting the wholesalers as they promote products to bars and restaurants and distributors have noticed their strategy. “They have a new force and some new folks on the street that were not there in the past,” said Ken Vecenie, of Vecenie Distributing Co. “People on the street is always a good thing.”
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