Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association
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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.

2020-21 MEETINGS & EVENTS
  • 2020
  • 2021 VBWA/VWWA Annual Joint Convention

    Williamsburg Inn - Williamsburg, VA
    June 20 - 23, 2021
    April 15, 2020
  • 2018
  • VBWA Winter Board Meeting

    Location Details Coming Soon!
    December 15, 2020
    December 15, 2018
  • VBWA Fall Membership Meeting

    Date & Location Details Coming Soon!
    October 15, 2018
  • VBWA Board Retreat

    The Tides Inn - Irvington, VA
    September 15-16, 2020
    September 1, 2018
  • VBWA Membership Meeting

    Location TBD
    July 29, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
    June 1, 2018
  • 2017
  • 2020 VBWA/VWWA Annual Joint Convention

    Postponed Due to COVID-19 (Location TBD)
    April 16, 2017
CHECK OUT THE UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS BEING HELD BY THE VBWA
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