Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione Among Speakers At NBWA’s October Convention

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 75th Annual Convention will be taking place October 14-17 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California, where it’s always 75 and sunny!

For the first time ever, NBWA members will hear from leaders of some of the nation’s most prominent brewers and importers together, all on one stage, during the General Session on Tuesday morning, October 16. Participants include:

  • Sam Calagione, President, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Luiz Edmond, President North America, Anheuser-Busch
  • Bill Hackett, President, Crown Imports LLC
  • Tom Long, President, MillerCoors LLC
  • Dolf van den Brink, President and CEO, HEINEKEN USA

These leaders will participate in a conversation on issues facing the beer industry and the future of brand beer. They also will answer some of the most burning questions from the NBWA membership.

“As NBWA prepares to celebrate its 75th Anniversary, we are excited to have this distinguished group highlight the virtues of this great system, which works so well for so many,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser.

Visit and register today! A discounted room rate for NBWA Convention attendees is available at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, and reservations can be made by calling 1-888-421-1442 or clicking here. Reference the NBWA Annual Convention to obtain the special discounted room rate ($245/night) when you reserve your room before September 20. Don’t delay. The NBWA guest room block can sell out prior to that date. Once the block is sold, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.

For more details, please visit the Annual Convention page of NBWA’s website at or follow the conversation on Twitter at #NBWA75.


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