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.”
Meet the leadership and administrative team of the Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association (VBWA) located in historic downtown Richmond.
Follow the latest news and developments from Virginia ABC and the General Assembly via Virginia’s Legislative Information System.
By supporting Virginia’s Three Tier System and lobbying on behalf of our member wholesalers, the VBWA is dedicated to protecting consumer choice.
The Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association is the leading voice for the Commonwealth’s independent, family-owned beer distributors.
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The Three Tier System prevents vertical integration of the alcohol industry, thereby protecting competition and consumer choice from the corrosive effects of conglomerate monopolies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.