Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association
LESSONS OF HISTORY
One of  Jefferson’s first acts as President was to repeal a federal whiskey tax, stating that “an excise tax on distilled spirits is hostile to the genius of a free people.”
OUR TEAM
Meet the leadership and administrative team of the Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association (VBWA) located in historic downtown Richmond.
LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY
Follow the latest news and developments from Virginia ABC and the General Assembly via Virginia’s Legislative Information System.
PROTECTING CONSUMER CHOICE
By supporting Virginia’s Three Tier System and lobbying on behalf of our member wholesalers, the VBWA is dedicated to protecting consumer choice.
ABOUT THE VIRGINIA BEER WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION
VISION: The Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association asserts as its key mission the preservation and protection of the Three Tier system.

MISSION: The Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association (VBWA) will secure the best possible legislative, regulatory and business climate for beer wholesalers in Virginia.

REPRESENTING

Distributor Members

PROUDLY SERVING

Distributor Facilities

CELEBRATING

Years of Service

MORE THAN

Beer Brands in Virginia

OVER

Retail Licensees

VBWA MEMBER BENEFITS
Discover the many benefits of membership in the Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association.
  • Industry Advocacy
    The VBWA is the ONLY voice for Virginia Beer Distributors at the State Capitol. As a member, you are part of the discussion for all legislative issues facing the industry.
  • Regulatory Updates
    VBWA organized activities are the best way to network with fellow beer distributors. These events are a great way to learn from fellow wholesalers regardless of brand.
  • Events & Camaraderie
    The VBWA offers a diverse curriculum of programs on leadership and advocacy as well as industry trends. You can stay in tune with the industry and grow professionally through our various programs.
  • Trends & Education
    Stay in the know with ABC, TTB, and all other regulatory matters. The VBWA is your one-stop-shop for all regulatory matters within the Commonwealth.
VBWA MEMBER COMPANIES

About Our Industry
The alcoholic beverage industry has been a major part of the American economy since colonial days and continues to be a high growth industry here in Virginia.
  • The 3 Tier System

    The Three Tier System prevents vertical integration of the alcohol industry, thereby protecting competition and consumer choice from the corrosive effects of conglomerate monopolies.

  • Privatization

    We believe that Virginia should not dismantle its successful ABC system, which generates badly-needed revenue for critical public services, including education, law enforcement and mental health programs.

  • Beer Taxes

    More than 40% of the cost of every beer is comprised of taxes ... most of them hidden.  Learn more about Virginia's beer taxes and the Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association's role in minimizing those burdens.

  • Virginia ABC

    View resources from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority for the wine, beer and cider industry, including forms and reports for product approval, customs and sacramental and industrial uses.

  • Litter Control

    Over thirty years ago, the VBWA worked with legislators to fashion Virginia’s unique community-based litter control laws and our organization continues to help shape those regulations today.

  • National Issues

    The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) provides valuable benefits for beer distributors through proactive industry affairs initiatives and effective advocacy before government and the public.

2018 / 2019 MEETINGS & EVENTS
  • 2018
  • NBWA Annual Convention

    NBWA's 81st Annual Convention
    San Diego, CA
    September 23 - 26, 2018
    August 27, 2018
  • Center for Alcohol Policy’s 11th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference

    Center for Alcohol Policy's 11th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference
    St. Paul, MN
    October 9-11, 2018
    July 9, 2018
  • VBWA Management Committee Meeting

    VBWA Management Committee Meeting
    Omni Richmond
    Annual Beer, Beef & Cheese Reception
    Caucus Receptions
    January 8, 2019
    June 29, 2018
  • VBWA Annual Membership Meeting

    VBWA Annual Membership Meeting
    Omni Richmond
    January 9, 2019
    May 29, 2018
  • VBWA Distributor Day on the Hill

    VBWA Distributor Day on the Hill
    Richmond, VA
    January 22, 2019
    April 29, 2018
  • VBWA/VWWA 30th Annual Joint Convention

    VBWA / VWWA 30th Annual Joint Convention
    Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
    Ponte Vedra, FL
    June 23 - 26, 2019
    March 19, 2018
  • VBWA / VWWA 31st Annual Joint Convention

    VBWA / VWWA 31st Annual Joint Convention
    The Ritz-Carlton
    Amelia Island, Florida
    June 25 - 28, 2020
    February 27, 2018
CHECK OUT THE UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS BEING HELD BY THE VBWA
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