Nominations Open for NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award


ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is seeking nominations for the Brewer Partner of the Year Award. The award recognizes the brewer who does the best job in the marketplace producing great beer; building strong partnerships; providing valuable education; and offering support to their distributor customers in order to bring their beers to market. The award will be presented during NBWA’s 78th Annual Convention & Trade Show, October 11-14, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NBWA distributor members and fellow brewers are invited to nominate any brewer they believe is deserving of the award. Nominations will be accepted until September 18, 2015.

Visit to view award criteria and submit nominations.

NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser said, “Independent beer distributors across the country take great pride in working with innovative brewers of all sizes to provide unprecedented choice and variety to American consumers.”

“With more than 3,700 brewers in operation today, independent distributors are fortunate to work with many different brewers who make great beer, provide valuable sales and marketing assistance and work arm and arm with their distributor partners to bring beer to market,” Purser added. “And new partnerships are forming every day – 94 percent of independent beer distributors report that they have added at least one new brewer to their portfolio in the past year.”

“We are excited to recognize the innovative brewers who do the best job working with their distributor partners to build brands and engage consumers,” Purser said.

In addition to the Brewer Partner of the Year Award, two runner-up awards, the Brewer Partner Sales Execution Award and the Brewer Partner Marketing Innovation Award also will be presented.


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 For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter, watch NBWA videos on and visit