The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) announced J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. as the 2014 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year. The Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award recognizes a beer distributor who does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer. NBWA and BA presented the award jointly today at the Great American Beer Festival® in Denver, Colorado.
J.J. Taylor Distributing of Florida services 5,000 accounts that carry craft beer and have increased craft beer sales by 28% over the last 12 months. They currently distribute beer from 41 craft breweries, including 15 local breweries. J.J. Taylor received the Craft Beer Distributor Achievement Award in 2011.
Additionally, during the ceremony Windy City Distributing, LLC of Illinois was honored with the Craft Beer Distributor Achievement Award and Maletis Beverage of Oregon received the Craft Beer Distributor Recognition Award.
Past winners of the Craft Beer Distributor of the Year and other BA awards can be found at BrewersAssociation.org.