January 2015


We are now entering our 54th year of operation. This obviously would not be possible without the continued support from all of our customers. Thank you for another great year of business. We will have plenty of new beer, wine and non-alc products coming in 2015, so keep your eyes peeled.

With a handful of snow storms and arctic conditions so far this winter, it is looking like it will be a long winter in Maine. Nothing says "Maine winter" like curling up next to a warm fire with a nice brew after a day in the elements. We have great winter seasonal beer selections currently available that are sure to make your reward after shoveling that much more satisfying! You can check out our winter seasonal beer products here. Most of these brews have limited availability — once they are gone for the season, they're gone until next year. So, get yours today!

Also, you can check out our full product portfolio by going to our website at www.nat-dist.com and then to the "Our Products" section of the site. In an effort to be more eco-friendly and reduce the amount of paper used, we encourage our customers to access our price books and other materials via our Retailer Login page at www.nat-dist.com/retailers.php. If you do not already have a retailer login, simply contact us at orders@nat-dist.com or call Customer Service at 800.482.7495.

Thanks again for another great year of business and may your New Year be happy and healthy! As always, we ask that while you're enjoying our products you consume them in a responsible manner. After all, "Responsibility Matters."

Jeff Kane

Jeff Kane
President & CEO
National Distributors, Inc. 

Finalists Named for Gaziano Awards

In January, the selection committee for the 2014 Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards announced the six finalists for what is the largest high school scholarship of its kind in the country.

From the list of six finalists, one offensive and one defensive lineman will each receive $5,000 and a first place trophy; the four runners-up will each receive $1,000. The Frank J. Gaziano Award winners will be announced at a luncheon ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Augusta Civic Center.

Gaziano Lineman Award Finalists:

Offensive Linemen
Zach Davis, Windham
Jacob Doyon, Messalonskee
Benjamin Zuke, Thornton Academy

Defensive Linemen
Hunter Bowen, Windham
Zordan Holman, Cheverus
Seamus McKaig, Orono

Click here to listen to interviews with each of the finalists.

Specials for the Big Game

Speaking of football, the big game is right around the corner. Let's hope the Pats can bring home a fourth championship win! While you are watching the game, be sure to grab some Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the Super Bowl. If you are looking to get off the couch and watch the game out this year, be sure to check out our Facebook or Twitter pages for promos and specials for the big game.

Employee of the Month

At National Distributors, we like to acknowledge all of the hard work that our employees put in every single day. As a sign of our appreciation, every month we honor one employee with the coveted "Employee of the Month" designation based on their work and staff recommendations.

For the month of December, we are proud to announce Chris Wagner, Beer & Wine Merchandiser, as employee of the month. Chris's work ethic is second to none. He takes extreme pride in his work and goes above and beyond in working every bottle of back stock and packing out orders on delivery days. Handling wine takes a person with patience and perseverance and he welcomes the challenge.

Thanks, Chris, for all of your hard work.

Harpoon Showcase at the Great Lost Bear

On Thursday, January 22, Harpoon Brewery will be the showcase beer at the Great Lost Bear in Portland from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The line-up of beers that will be available are; Long Thaw White IPA, IPA, UFO and Czernobog (Russian Imperial Stout). More importantly, Dan Kenary, president and co-founder of Harpoon, will be in attendance. If you would like to talk shop and throw back a few beers with Dan, be sure to stop by the Great Lost Bear this Thursday!

Think ahead...if you drink, don't drive!
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