Minnesota family-owned businesses
delivering choice and value.

MBWA: Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association

For over 70 years, Minnesota’s family-owned distributors have been delivering choice and value to Minnesota consumers and commercial, economic and regulatory value to the communities that they serve. They are the people driving beer trucks down your local streets, delivering beer and often other beverages to neighborhood stores and bars. These independent distributors are licensed by both federal and state government and help brewers and importers of all sizes grow by delivering a wide selection of brands to licensed retailers through a safe, transparent and accountable regulatory system.

A 3900-year-old Sumerian poem honoring Ninkasi, the patron goddess of brewing, contains the oldest surviving beer recipe, describing the production of beer from barley via bread.