Nominations Sought for NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is seeking nominations for the Brewer Partner of the Year Award.

According to the association, 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.


“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,” NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser said in a press release.

“And new partnerships are forming every day,” he added, “94 percent of independent beer distributors report that they have added at least one new brewer to their portfolio in the past year.”


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 — will also be presented.


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