December 2016

Greetings!

2016 is almost over and we'll be entering our 56th year of operation. I would like to thank all of our customers and employees for another great year of business. This obviously would not be possible without their continued support. We pride ourselves in customer service and without our customers and hard-working staff we wouldn't be who we are today. Thanks to everyone involved and here's to many more years of business together! We will have some exciting new brands coming in 2017, so keep your eyes peeled.

Just because the snow and colder weather have finally hit, that doesn't mean that you cannot enjoy it. Nothing says "Maine winter" like curling up next to a warm fire with a nice brew after a day in the elements. We have an array of 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 go 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."

Tim Longstaff

Tim Longstaff
President & CEO
National Distributors, Inc. 

Specials for The Big Game

The NFL playoffs are right around the corner. Let's hope the Pats will bring home another championship! While you are watching the game, be sure to grab some Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the 'big game.' 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 page for promos and specials.


Owl's Brew

We are excited to introduce Owl's Brew Radler. Owl's Brew Radler is a blend of fresh-brewed organic tea infused with real fruits and botanicals and mixed with craft beer. This is the first ever blend of tea and beer! It's the perfect double-brew. Founders Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield created these brews as an ode to the original radlers, which were a mix of lemon soda and beer.

Currently we are offering; The Blondie — a blend of wheat beer + fresh brewed English Breakfast tea, (That's My) JAM — amber ale blended with brewed darjeeling hibiscus tea, hibiscus flower, fruit juices and agave, and Short and Stout — chocolate stout blended with brewed masala chai, pineapple juice, coconut water and agave. If you're looking for a refreshing organic alternative to the other alcoholic teas out there, look no further than Owl's Brew Radler. Drink wise!


Semi-finalists Announced for
Gaziano Lineman Awards

In December, the selection committee for the 2016 Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards announced 15 semi-finalists for what is the largest high school scholarship of its kind in the country.

Jeff Kane, retired president of National Distributors, Inc. and Frank Gaziano's son-in-law, said the semi-finalists were chosen from 25 total nominees and consist of nine senior offensive linemen and six senior defensive linemen representing a wide range of high schools across the state. In the weeks ahead, the selection committee will interview each of the semi-finalists to determine the finalists.

Gaziano Lineman Award Semi-finalists:

Offensive Linemen
Nicholas Bartholomew, Thornton Academy
Sullivan Boyd, Brunswick
John Fallon III, Falmouth
Parker Gammon, Bonny Eagle
Nathaniel Jordan, Cape Elizabeth
Dakota Joy, Scarborough
Mark Lucy, Orono
Bryce Whittemore, Dirigo
Dylan Wike, Portland

Defensive Linemen
Mitchell Del Frate, Oceanside
Nicholas Giaquinto, Portland
Jacob Jordan, Cape Elizabeth
Austin Lufkin, Brewer
David Redmond, Westbrook
Raffaele Salamone, Deering

The scholarship and awards program for Maine high school football linemen was created in 2010 in memory of Frank J. Gaziano, founder of National Distributors in South Portland, and a former college All-American and professional football player with a lifelong passion for local sports. One offensive and one defensive lineman will each receive $5,000 and a first place trophy, and four runners-up will receive $1,000. The award winners will be announced at a luncheon ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Augusta Civic Center.

Learn more at www.gazianolinemanawards.org


Think ahead...if you drink, don't drive!
Please consume our products responsibly!

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