Brewers Association

Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award

Since 2007, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) seek nominations for the annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award. The award recognizes an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in their efforts to actively market, sell and promote craft beer.


Nominations are due in early to mid-August. The award is presented at the Great American Beer Festival® hosted by the Brewers Association in Denver, Colorado. For more nomination details and official nomination form (pdf) visit NBWA.

Please send completed forms to: Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Application, c/o National Beer Wholesalers Association, 1101 King Street, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 683-4300 or Fax: 703-683-8965 or Email:


Winner - DeCrescente Distributing Company - NY
Achievement - Central States Beverage Company - MO
Recognition - Mussetter Beverage - CA

Winner - Brown Distributing Company - FL
Achievement - DeCrescente Distributing Company - NY
Recognition - Tryon Distributing - NC

Winner - Powers Distributing Company - MI
Achievement - J.J. Taylor Distributing - FL 
Recognition - Gretz Beer Company - PA

Winner - Imperial Beverage - MI
Achievement - Andrews Distributing - TX
Recognition - L. Knife & Son - MA

Winner - Origlio Beverage - PA
Achievement - National Distributing Company of New Mexico - NM
Recognition - Muller, Inc. - PA

Winner - Click Wholesale Distributing - WA
Achievement - Premium Distributors of Washington, D.C., LLC - DC
Recognition - Little Guy Distributing - AZ

Winner - Monarch Beverage Company - IN 
Achievement - Louis Glunz, Inc. - IL 
Recognition - Cavalier Distributing Co. - OH

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