“Regulate Us” Says Distributor

In a fascinating public policy panel yesterday in Nashville at the NCSLA conference, fun bunchers joined with regulators and a beer distributor to debate what the appropriate level of regulation, taxes, and oversight that the alcohol beverage industry requires. Again, wholesale beer was represented well, this time by Indiana distributor and NBWA chairman Phil Terry. While the fun bunch and distributors expressed differences on many opinions, there was also some common ground: mainly that a locally owned and regulated distributor tier is a good check against the powers of giant retailers and foreign brewers/distillers ..

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