September 2016


Summer is officially over and fall is upon us. Though the days are getting shorter, on the bright side, we have our annual Fall Wine Show October 12th at DiMillo's from 3-6 p.m. There will be more than 50 suppliers offering a wide array of wines from across the globe. We hope to see you all there. For more details, see below.

In other news, we are excited to announce that National is now distributing Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, the highly regarded brewery from Framingham, Massachusetts. Jack's Abby produces world class, boundary-pushing lagers that score consistently high ratings from beer critics and enthusiasts at Beer Advocate, RateBeer, and others. Be sure to look for these award winning lagers in your area.

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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. 

Now in Maine: Jack's Abby

We are excited to announce that we are now distributing beers by Jack's Abby. Jack's Abby brews lagers, and only lagers. Born in the high alps of Bavaria over 200 years ago, lagers became a beloved brew all across Europe. Lagers feature a distinctive smoothness and fullness that no other beer has and we think everyone deserves.

Founded in 2011 by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler, Jack's Abby has become a mainstay of the craft brewing scene in the Northeast and nationwide.

Jack's Abby's mission is to create truly distinctive lagers featuring locally grown ingredients, traditional German brewing standards, and American innovation.

Currently, National will be offering their House Lager and Hoponius Union, an India Pale Lager. House Lager pulls inspiration from the numerous country lagers, or landbiers, found in Franconia. It's sweet and golden with a full malty body that comes from using a traditional German malt variety. Hoponious Union IPL is like a traditional IPA but with a twist - it's fermented cold and aged for extended periods. A blend of classic American hops creates a huge tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma. A dry finish accentuates the pleasant bitterness and hop profile.

Ask your sales rep about availability.

Fall Wine Show

Wednesday October 12th is our annual Fall Wine Show at DiMillo's. This show will be especially enticing for our customers because we will be offering over 50 new styles and some limited reserve items to sample. With 50+ of our suppliers attending, there will be a wine for every occasion to try. Be sure to ask your sale rep for an invitation to the best wine show of the fall! Hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday October 15th
Location: DiMillo's (25 Long Wharf, Commercial Street, Portland, Maine)
Time: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Employee of the Month

Employee of the monthHere 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.

For the month of August, we are proud to announce Matt Mehigan, draught services, as employee of the month. Matt is always willing to do what it takes to make the customer happy and consistently demonstrates a positive attitude. After being finished for the day, he has gone out on calls in order to learn more about the draught business. We want to thank Matt for his excellence in the work place and his dedication to our team.

Cheers, Matt!

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