Beer Distributor & Retailer Resources

Through the work of the Market Development Committee, the Brewers Association provides sales and marketing resources for distributors and retailers.

These resources are published on BrewersAssociation.org and in the BA Insider—a free, quarterly email publication specifically for distributor members. Topics include SKU proliferation, category and seasonal beer management, draught quality best practices, and more!

Providing a Boost to Brewery Reps

By Jason McMackins Brewery reps are typically the largest investment in sales support for craft beer suppliers. Most distributors require in-market sales rep support as part of the market plan prior to taking on new suppliers. …More

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Tips for a Better Brewer-Wholesaler Partnership

For this edition of the BA Insider, we approached four wholesalers to get some best practice examples for independent craft brewers and wholesalers. Here’s a snapshot of what we learned: Strengthening the craft culture in Chicago during a time of change has been important for one wholesaler. A large wholesaler in Indiana …More

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The Importance of Draught Beer Line Cleaning

Clean beer lines are integral to maintaining the quality of craft beer. Small and independent craft brewers devote a lot of time, effort and resources to make the best possible beer for consumers. Ingredients are handpicked, …More

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Other Resources

Education

There are additional resources for distributors in the Resources section of this site.

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CraftBeer.com Articles

The BA acknowledges the importance of well-informed distributor and retailer tiers and therefore with the assistance of the Market Development Committee, has compiled these resources to further craft beer development.