System | Profile of Beer
Distributor | History of Beer and The
Three Tier System
THE THREE TIER SYSTEM IN
Just The Facts
- The distributor became an
important link between the brewer and the retailer in the
years following the repeal of prohibition and the
establishment of the 21st Amendment allowing states to
control alcohol sales and distribution.
- Distributors are the locally
owned, family-run businesses who are responsible for:
-Opening markets to a wide variety of brands.
-Delivering and supplying smaller cities, towns and
-Preserving fair competition between large and small
retailers and establishments.
-Efficient collection of state and federal taxes in a timely
-Maintaining responsible marketing of beer locally.
-Implementing regulations to prevent abuse and unlawful
-Funding responsible and moderate consumption programs and
To serve members and protect their common economic, legislative,
regulatory and political interests.
- To enact and maintain our
- To promote and enhance social
acceptance of our products and industry
- To provide quality value-added
- To provide communication
services to our members
The beer industry actively
promotes responsible consumption of our products and is making a
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