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Brewsday Tuesday: Local breweries pour at national industry events

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Last week, Louisiana was well represented at two national beer industry events: the National Beer Wholesalers Association ?s (NBWA) annual conference, which was held in New Orleans, and the 33rd Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. The NBWA ...

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Brewsday Tuesday: Local breweries pour at national industry events


Last week, Louisiana was well represented at two national beer industry events: the National Beer Wholesalers Association?s (NBWA) annual conference, which was held in New Orleans, and the 33rd Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado.

The NBWA is an advocacy organization for beer distributors (like Southern Eagle Distributing and Crescent Crown Distributing in New Orleans) focused on the three-tier system of laws regulating distribution of beer from producers to retailers, including bars, restaurants and stores.

Four Louisiana breweries (NOLA Brewing, Tin Roof Brewing Company, Bayou Teche Brewing and Great Raft Brewing) exhibited at the product demonstration showcase for distributors. In addition, one conference discussion panel included John Williams, Executive Director of the Beer Industry League of Louisiana, which works on behalf of Louisiana beer distributors, who discussed the three-tier system?s original purpose of promoting public health, safety and temperance.? [ Read more ]

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