November 2016


Like the leaves, most of our fall beer selections are gone for the year. It is last call for ordering our fall seasonals, as we still have limited quantities, so contact your sales rep for availability.

With winter right around the corner, we have plenty of winter seasonal beer selections now available. Be sure to check our website for details and find out about our new winter releases below.

The upcoming holidays are a great time to share a bottle of wine with friends and family. From bubbly to reds, you are sure to find something from our extensive wine catalog that will make you the life of the party.

To view the rest of our beer, wine and non-alc offerings, visit and check out the "Our Products" section of the site. While you're on the site, we encourage our customers to access our price books and other materials via our Retailer Login page at Our electronic price books are one of the many ways we give our customers a fast and easy way to access information and its eco-friendly, too!

Help us in our efforts to go green. If you do not already have a retailer login, simply contact us at or call Customer Service at (800) 482-7495.

From all of us at National, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving. 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. 

Holiday Wine Selections

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we all know this means copious amounts of food and drink. One of the best ways to give thanks is to bring a bottle of fine wine to share with family and friends. To make life easier on you, here are a few options that are sure to make you the life of the party this Thanksgiving.

Everyone loves bubbly; especially around the holidays. Stella Prosecco is bright and effervescent, offering notes of fresh green apple and pear.

If you are looking for a nice red option, Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau offers a well-balanced wine that is enjoyable and fruity with pleasant aromas of black fruit and spices. Wine maker Véronique Boss-Drouhin notes that the Beaujolais Nouveau "offers all the freshness of a primeur wine! According to the vintages, the wine may be fairly round, close to Burgundy style, or firmer. It reveals aromas reminiscent of red fruit, more or less strong, together with a refreshing acidity."


New Winter Brews

Winter is coming and most of our fall beers are almost gone. As we brace for another Maine winter, we have a handful of new seasonal brews coming in that will make the chilly nights a little warmer.

New this winter from Harpoon is their UFO Winter Blonde; hazy and golden in color, this unfiltered vanilla cold brew ale balances a subtle vanilla sweetness with a hint of cold brew coffee.

10 Barrel Brewing is our newest brand from the west coast and their winter offering is Pray for Snow. This delicately balanced strong ale starts with dark copper color mixed with slight reddish hues and a light tan head. Big malty aroma with a Munich character give way to a slight caramel and toffee mixed with spicy noble hop aroma, all wrapped together with a medium-bodied mouth feel. German malt flavor profile with slight roasty notes gives Pray for Snow a subtle toffee sweetness balanced with spicy hop bitterness and slight alcohol warming.

From Maine, we have Geaghan Brother's Penobscot Icebreaker. The Icebreaker is a classic winter spice ale made with pumpkin, orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses, and boasting a high enough alcohol content to help warm you on any winter day.

Last but not least, we have Jack's Abby Red Tape Amber Lager. Red Tape has a full malty flavor typical of Bavarian dark lagers. It's then cold fermented in the 40s and lagered at freezing, a traditional spunding process allowing for 100% natural carbonation.

So if you prefer a blonde, a dark ale, a winter spice ale or an amber lager, we have got you covered on all bases this winter.

Nominations Open for Gaziano Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Frank Gaziano AwardJ. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards for Maine high school football players. The awards are given to the top senior-class offensive and defensive linemen in the state based on their hard work on the field, in the classroom, and in their communities. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 2. Award applications and nomination details can be found online at

The Gaziano Awards are the largest high school scholarships of their kind in the country. Two winners will receive $5,000 each and a trophy, and four runners-up will receive $1,000 each and a trophy. The awards honor the memory of the late Frank J. Gaziano who was a college football All-American and professional player before founding National Distributors, Inc. in South Portland.

Employees of the Month

Here at National, 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" based on their work and staff recommendations.

Employee of the monthFor the month of September, we are proud to announce Ken Irving, night warehouse team, as employee of the month. Ken is always an outstanding team contributor, willing to do anything that is asked of him. He offers to stay late/come in early to get the job done, always has a positive attitude, and is cross trained in all areas of the warehouse.

For October's employee of the month, we are proud to announce delivery driver Eric Garland. Eric regularly goes above and beyond to ensure customers are taken care of and happy. He's very conscientious in communicating any and all details from his stops to sale reps.

We want to thank Ken and Eric for their excellence in the work place and their invaluable contributions to our team. Thanks, Ken and Eric!

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