The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are seeking nominations for the Seventh Annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award. The award recognizes an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in their efforts to actively market, sell and promote craft beer.
The award will be presented jointly October 12, 2013, at the Great American Beer Festival® hosted by the BA in Denver, Colorado. America’s beer distributors and craft brewers are invited to nominate any distributor they believe is deserving of the award. Nominations will be accepted until August 23, 2013.
In addition to the Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award, a Craft Beer Achievement Award (first runner-up) and Craft Beer Distributor Recognition Award (second runner-up) also will be presented.
“The craft beer category continues to experience tremendous growth thanks in part to the strong relationship between craft brewers and beer distributors,” said NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser. “The entrepreneurial spirit of craft brewers continues to add energy and excitement to the American beer industry, fueling more than 2,200 breweries in the U.S. Independent beer distributors take great pride in contributing to this American success story by serving as the vehicle to market for craft beer brands and working with craft brewers to provide choice and variety to consumers.”
Brewers Association President Charlie Papazian applauded beer distributors for providing a valuable service by giving craft beers a presence in the marketplace. “This award recognizes the creativity, innovation and specialized services independent beer distributors are providing on behalf of independent craft brewers,” Papazian said.
For additional information, you can contact NBWA Industry Affairs Coordinator Amy Wells at 800-300-6417 or [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].