Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association

About the 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.

It is believed that alcohol regulation was first instituted in ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Rome. In 594 BC, Greece proscribed the death penalty for drunken magistrates and all wine was ordered to be diluted with water before being sold.