September 2015

Greetings!

After all of the controversy regarding deflategate, everyone is 'pumped' up to finally get back to football. Here at National Distributors, we're proud to represent the official beer of the NFL; Bud Light. While you're watching this season's games, show your Patriots pride with a limited edition Bud Light New England Patriots can. Check your local retailer for availability.

This is also the time of year when we release our seasonal fall beers. We have more than 20 varieties of pumpkin, Octoberfest, and full-bodied ales that will keep you warm as the days get shorter and the nights get cooler. While on our site, check out the page featuring our fall seasonal beer products. Most of these brews will only be available for the next couple of months, so you should get them before they run out.

In other news, we are excited to announce that we are now distributing beers by Foolproof Brewing out of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Foolproof Brewing Company produces high-quality, hand-crafted beers designed with specific experiences in mind. Whether it be watching a game, sitting at home on a rainy day, or just catching up with friends at the local pub, Foolproof's goal is to create unique and fulfilling beer experiences. For more details, read below.

Lastly, be sure to check out our full product portfolio by going to our website at www.nat-dist.com and check out 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. 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.

As always, we ask that while you're enjoying our products you consume them in a responsible manner.

Jeff Kane

Jeff Kane
President & CEO
National Distributors, Inc. 

Fall Seasonal Beers

Fall is an exciting time of year for beer drinkers. It is unlike any other season, because there is such a large variety of options to choose from and only a small window of time to get these great beers. Every year the pumpkin beer craze continues to grow and we are excited to offer some of the best pumpkin styles on the market.

For those of you that are looking for a malty Octoberfest style, we have three of the original fest beers in Weihenstephaner Festbier, Spaten Oktoberfest and Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen.

Some other great fall choices include Atlantic Brewery's Leaf Peeping Red Ale, a crowd favorite since its release; and Gritty's Halloween Ale, a robust and malty ale. If you want to check out our full line of fall beer options, check them out here. They go quick, so act now before they're gone!


Welcome Foolproof to Maine

We are pleased to announce that we are now distributing beers by Foolproof Brewing out of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Launched in January 2013, Foolproof is one of the newest craft breweries in Rhode Island. In addition to Portland, Maine, Foolproof's beers are also distributed statewide in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

"We are so excited to be introducing Foolproof's beers to one of the most renowned craft beer markets in the country," said Nick Garrison, Foolproof's president and founder. "Partnering with National's experienced and reputable team, we look forward to introducing the Foolproof brand to beer lovers in Maine."

Foolproof produces five year-round beers, which are available in draft and 12 oz. can format. These year-round offerings include Barstool American golden ale, Raincloud robust porter, Backyahd IPA, La Ferme Urbaine (LFU) farmhouse ale, and King of the Yahd imperial IPA. The brewery also produces a line of rotating specialty beers, including Peanut Butter Raincloud porter, Augtoberfest fest bier, Revery Russian imperial stout, and Shuckolate chocolate-oyster stout that are available in draft and cans.

Although Foolproof is a relatively new brewery, they have already gotten some nice accolades in the beer world. Barstool American Golden Ale was the 2013 Gold winner at the Great International Beer Festival. Backyahd and La Ferme Urbaine have also received silver medal awards at GIBF in 2013 and 2014, respectively. La Ferme Urbaine has also been recognized by Men's Journal as one of the 101 Best Beers in America.

We will be getting inventory for Foolproof in the next few weeks. Ask your sales rep to find out more about this great brand. It's a 'foolproof' choice...


Employee of the Month

As a sign of our appreciation, every month we honor one employee as the "Employee of the Month" based on their work and staff recommendations.

For the month of July, we are proud to announce Kevin Strout, Draft Services, as employee of the month. The draft services department has been short staffed all summer and Kevin has worked long hours making service calls at all hours of the day without any complaints. Kevin has also gone above and beyond by making suggestions to retailers, finding new leads and going after our competitor draft lines.

We want to thank Kevin for his excellence in the work place and his invaluable contributions to our team.

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