Beer School

Why independent beer distributors are so important

You may already know a lot about beer, but how much do you really know about the industry? You’d be surprised how many people don’t fully understand the roll that independent distributors play. Developed by the NBWA, this video does an excellent job explaining the history of America’s state-based regulatory system, the three-tier system and the regulatory, economic and commercial value of independent beer distributors in promoting public safety and access to market for all brewers of all sizes.

Hops Variety Manual

The Hop Growers of America publish this thorough manual of US-grown hop varieties. For those of you interested in learning more about hop, we think this is an excellent starting point. If you’re interested in diving even deeper, please visit the Hop Growers of America website at


Glassware Styles for Beers

There is an endless assortment of beer glassware available out there, and they each have their own unique characteristics. In fact, some glassware is designed specifically to help preserve the foam head of your beer, while others are designed to help enhance the colors of your brew. It’s important to remember that it’s more than just a glass that holds your beer; it’s a delivery mechanism that brings out the unique flavors, colors and aroma of specific beer styles.

Download Glassware Manual