May 2017


After a long winter and a rainy start to spring, it looks like the nice weather has finally come around. We can think of plenty of refreshing beverages to help you kick start warm weather activities. Whether you're hitting the golf course, relaxing on the beach, or having a get-together in your backyard, we have tons of summer seasonal selections now available to keep you cool. Whatever your sunny adventure may be, we've got you covered!

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means the unofficial start of summer. As a way to honor our country's armed forces this summer, Budweiser has brought back their "America" packaging. If you want to show your American spirit while celebrating Memorial Day, be sure to pick up some Budweiser.

All of our summer seasonals are also available or you can check out our full product portfolio by going to our website at 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 If you do not already have a retailer login, simply contact us at 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. After all, "Responsibility Matters."

Tim Longstaff

Tim Longstaff
President & CEO
National Distributors, Inc. 

National Distributors welcomes 
New Belgium

In April, we were excited to welcome our newest craft beer brand, New Belgium. With many of our accounts hosting launch parties, it was an exciting way to welcome this popular brewery to Maine.

New Belgium was established in 1988 after original founder Jeff Lebesch toured through Europe on his fat tire bike, exploring villages famous for beer. Drawing inspiration and bringing his vision back to the United States, New Belgium came to life in his basement with the help of his wife, Kim Jordan. Today, New Belgium currently has breweries in Fort Collins, CO and Asheville, NC.

We will be carrying some classic New Belgium brews, as well as some seasonal favorites. These include Fat Tire, Citradelic, Dayblazer, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hope, Voodoo Ranger IPA and Watermelon. We also will be carrying some specialty kegs featuring Clutch, French Oak Saison, La Folie, Le Terroir and Transatlantique Kriek.

With lots of varieties available, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Seasonal Selections

Summer is almost here. In the beer world, we like to get summer started early. Here are a handful of summer selections that will help you ease into the nicer weather.
If you want something beyond the traditional summer berries, give Harpoon's UFO Huckleberry a try. Natural huckleberry flavor is added to this hefeweizen to make it the perfect blend of sweet and refreshing for any and all summer fun. Pairs nicely while frolicking through the countryside. And what the heck does a huckleberry taste like? A blueberry. But better.

Another great summer option is Jack's Abby Sunny Ridge. This aromatic lager features a sunshine hue, herbal noble hop nose, and a dry finish. We balance pilsner malt with a blend of European hops and polish it with extended periods of cold conditioning. You're royalty, now drink like it.

Bored by the status quo? Expand your palate with a pour of New Belgium Citradelic. Set adrift on a kaleidoscopic wave of hoppiness brought to you by a mystical marriage of Citra hops and tangerine peel, which elevates each sip onto a plane of pure tropical, fruity pleasure. Citradelic's namesake hop and fruit combine to jam with visions of additional hops like citrusy Mandarina Bavaria, tropical Azzaca, and fruity Galaxy for a colorful explosion that's grounded by just a touch of malty sweetness.

Whatever your adventure is this summertime, we have a beer for every palate. For an extensive list of some of our best selections, be sure to check out our website.

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 April, we are proud to announce Scott Brousseau, accounts payable, as employee of the month. Scott was nominated for his positive, can-do attitude, exceptional attention to detail, going above and beyond on a regular basis and for being a valuable member of the accounting team.

Thank you, Scott, for all of your hard work!

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

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