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 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 an American tradition for adults to gather with friends or colleagues to enjoy a cold beer in a local bar or tavern,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “America’s licensed beer distributors proudly 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 — nearly 13,000 different labels. Beer distributors and taverns are key components of the state-based system for alcohol control in the United States, which works to ensure only consumers of legal drinking age receive fresh, safe beer and that consumers are served in moderation.”
“Thanks to the unprecedented number of product choices delivered by beer distributors, America’s bars and taverns are able to provide their customers with the chance to sample and enjoy new products on a constant basis,” said John Bodnovich, executive director of American Beverage Licensees, the nation’s largest bar and tavern trade association. “By offering settings in which beverage tastes and trends are developed, bar and tavern owners positively contribute to the vibrancy of our social culture as well as the economy.”