January 2016

Greetings!

It's been a hard week for New England fans. After that heartbreaking loss, the big game won't be the same without the Pats there. The show must go on though, and the Broncos/Panthers game has all the makings of a classic. If you're going out to watch the big game, be sure to check our promos below or visit our Facebook or Twitter pages for all of the big game festivities.

In other news, we are excited to announce that we are now distributing for Geaghan Bros. Brewing Company from Bangor. Like National, Geaghan Bros. is a family owned and operated business. Originally a brewpub, they have been a mainstay in the Bangor area since 1975 as Geaghan's Pub. In 2011, Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company opened with the same focus on quality that made their pub a local favorite. In May of 2015, Geaghan Brothers Brewing expanded capacity and opened a production facility right across the river in Brewer and bottling and distribution started shortly thereafter. To find out more about Geaghan Bros., read our feature below.

Also, you can check out our full product portfolio by going to our website at www.nat-dist.com and 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 2016 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. 

Geaghan Bros. Now Available in Southern Maine

We are happy to announce the arrival of Geaghan Bros. Brewing Company to National Distributors' portfolio of beers. Located in Bangor, Geaghan's is a family owned and operated brew pub that recently expanded into a commercial brewing space in Brewer. Andy Geaghan is an extremely talented and thoughtful brewer and his goal is slow, methodical growth. The beers he and his team make are very solid and well balanced.

We are rolling out with Smiling Irish Bastard and as production increases we will expand on styles and packages. Bastard is a hoppy American pale ale with a pleasant floral nose and dry, crisp finish.

Geaghan Bros. currently offers three permanent beers: the Bangor Brown – an American brown ale, Smiling Irish Bastard – an American-style strong pale ale, and The Refueler – an unfiltered American wheat beer. Down the line, we may get our hands on their extensive line of seasonal and specialty brews. Some of these include: Hose 5 – an American amber, Roundhouse Porter, Dad's Oatmeal Stout and Presque Isle Honey Blonde. Be sure to check your finer establishments for Smiling Irish Bastard.


Watch the Gaziano Awards on Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 30, Jeff Kane, president of National Distributors will announce the winners and runners-up for the annual Frank J. Gaziano High School Lineman Awards. The winners will each receive $5,000 in scholarships and the runners-up will each receive $1,000 in scholarships.

The awards and scholarships make the Gaziano Awards the largest high school scholarship of its kind in the country. The event is scheduled for 12 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center.

The awards portion of event will be broadcast live on the Internet starting at 1 p.m. at www.munzingmediasports.com/gaziano-award.


Specials for the Big Game

Speaking of football, the big game is next weekend. Even though our beloved Pats won't be playing in the game this year, it should be an exciting matchup. 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, here are some promos going on in our area. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook or Twitter pages for promos and specials for the big game.

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