October 2018


It's October and it finally feels like fall has arrived. With it comes football season, the changing leaves and, of course, festive fall brews. Many of our fall beers are limited in quantities, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy your favorite fall brews. We still have a wide selection of seasonal beers available. With so many unique flavors out there, there is something for everyone. Don't wait too long or you may find your favorites are gone until next year. Football season would not be complete with those party snacks and a cold beer. Bud Light is an official sponsor of the NFL and would make a great addition to any football get-togethers. Go Patriots!

Have you tried the new Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager? Brewed on Jim Beam bourbon barrel staves, it is an American Copper Lager with a toasted oak aroma, a deliciously nutty taste with caramel rye and vanilla notes and a smooth finish. This new Budweiser Reserve brew is on track to be a massive success. After only a few weeks on the market, sales are strong and surpassing our popular 1933 Repeal Reserve sales from 2017. Try one today.

We hope that everyone has a safe Halloween season. Celebrate the month by enjoying an Oktoberfest. Please drink responsibly, especially if you are planning on attending a Halloween party. Watch out for trick-or-treaters on the streets and always check your children's candy haul (and don't forget the candy tax). Remember to only visit safe neighborhoods for candy treats.

Please check out our newly updated fall, Octoberfest and pumpkin seasonal beers here or you can see 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 via our Retailer Login page at www.nat-dist.com/retailers.php. If you do not already have a retailer login, simply contact Jenn at jbouffard@nat-dist.com or call 207.773.1719 ext 3343.

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. 

Fall Beer Selection

The fall season is upon us and we'd like to suggest a few fall favorites that we think you'd enjoy, too. Currently carrying festive fall brews, pumpkin and Octoberfest options. To see the entire selection, please visit our seasonals page. Supplies are limited, order today!

Spaten Oktoberfest - Amber in color, this medium-bodied beer has achieved its taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops, having achieved a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness that stays true to tradition.

Harpoon UFO Pumpkin - The malt combination provides a smooth body and slightly sweet flavor, which balances perfectly with the earthy notes derived from pure pumpkin. 5.9% AB

Elysian Night Owl - Very drinkable pumpkin ale-brewed with pumpkin puree and juice and spiced in conditioning with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. 6.7% ABV

Jack's Abby Copper Legend - This Octoberfest Marzen is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable. It is perfect to celebrate and honor today's legends. Copper Legend uses locally grown wheat from Mass., Munich malt and noble hops.


Budweiser / Jim Beam Copper Lager - Budweiser and Jim Beam have joined forces for a limited-edition collaboration. The Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager is a rich lager that's aged on Jim Beam bourbon barrel staves with hints of vanilla and caramel rye and followed by a deliciously smooth finish.

New Belgium Tartastic Lemon Ginger - Brace yourself for a refreshingly tart snap. Tartastic's lacto sour profile and fruity, spicy undertones enliven the taste buds with each bright, sessionable sip.

Fall Wine Selection

The fall season wouldn't be complete without some exciting wine choices to accompany your favorite fall activities. Here are a few of our favorites.

KRIS Sparkling Cuvée - 11.5% ABV
KRIS Winemakers have combined modern technology and traditional winemaking artistry to handcraft an exquisite modern Italian expression of a fresh, crisp sparkling wine. The wine is characterized by delicate hints of citrus and pear and subtle floral undertones. The light and delicate bubbles and dry profile make KRIS Sparkling Cuvée an excellent pairing for light appetizers and dishes or it can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitivo.

Del Professore Vermouth Rosso all'uso Torino - 18% ABV
This is the only vermouth on the market composed of both red and white Italian base wine and aromatized with herbs and produce grown entirely within the vicinity of the distillery. A warm and soothing perfume of balsam and mint, balanced with aromas of bitter oils, orange zest and vanilla. Vermouth del Professore Rosso is full and soft on the palate with a pleasant balsamic character underlined by rhubarb and gentian, which are balanced by
subtle sweetness and a light tannin structure from time spent in barrel.

Del Professore Vermouth del Professore - 18% ABV
Golden-amber in color, Vermouth del Professore exudes aromas at once smoky, spicy, earthy and herbal. The supple texture of the alcohol balances its heat, and underlying bitter aromas counter the sugars present. The result is a harmonious elixir that is both refreshing and complex. While vermouth is an integral component of many classic cocktails, we propose Vermouth del Professore slightly chilled as a wonderful stand-alone aperitif.

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