The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are pleased to announce DeCrescente Distributing Company, based in Mechanicville, New York, as the 2013 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.
Last year, DeCrescente was honored with the Craft Beer Distributor Achievement Award, and the company continues to innovate and set the standard for craft beer distribution. By holding numerous retail and consumer beer education events, hosting several local radio shows promoting craft beer, uniquely promoting national, regional and local craft brands and through the continued innovation of their Got Beer website and mobile application, DeCrescente seems primed to achieve their goal of a 20% craft share in their market by 2018.
Additionally, during the ceremony Central States Beverage Company of Kansas City, Missouri was honored with the Craft Beer Distributor Achievement Award, and Mussetter Beverage of Auburn, California received the Craft Beer Distributor Recognition Award.